Do It Yourself – Website Tutorials
This is a tutorial that shows you how to use the Template Project with a 4 camera rig provided by Leia within Blender to generate 4V content for the Lume Pad.
I think it is always rewarding if you can build something right from scratch without having to do much research based on a video example. I find it one of the quickest ways of learning. So rather than wading through documentation or getting stuck on some unexpected quirky problem that others may have already navigated, I thought I would put together a video showing all steps to create a video with the provided Blender template provided by Leia. With this I will be taking you right through from how and where to download all the way to viewing the end result on your Lume Pad tablet. I hope through this that I not only assist those who are already familiar with Blender, the Lume Pad or 3D in general, but also get others interested that may otherwise not have explored this exciting avenue.
If you are familiar with any of the topics, please feel free to skip over chapters. This is designed to be modular so that you can do this. For example if you know 3D and are familiar with making your own objects in Blender, you could skip straight to Chapter on Objects and Camera (start at 24:20), or even just cover the focal length, baseline scaling and Convergence Plane (Virtual) topics as needed.
Enjoy, and let me know how you go with your own projects. Please provide feedback on improvements also as this is my first tutorial video so I can incorporate them into my future videos.
02:45 1. Focal Length Physical
03:45 2. Baseline Scaling Physical
05:38 3. Convergence Plane Physical
07:18 What I cover
09:00 Tutorial: Downloading SDK
11:57 Tutorial: Camera Description
15:40 Tutorial: Building Sample Objects
22:36 Tutorial: Animate Objects
24:20 Tutorial: Objects and Camera
25:29 Tutorial: 5 x Blender Scenes
27:20 1. Focal Length Virtual
28:33 2. Baseline Scaling Virtual
29:11 3. Convergence Plane Virtual
30:09 Tutorial: Exporting as MP4
32:01 Tutorial: Render
33:52 Tutorial: Transfer to Lume Pad
36:06 Demo of Video
37:38 Wrap up & Summary
As promised some links to referenced material:
• LeiaLoft Website to download the Blender SDK: https://www.leialoft.com/tools
• Good Blender Tutorials: https://www.blenderguru.com/
• Image of Earth Texture from NASA: https://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/57000/57752/land_shallow_topo_2048.jpg
• Video of Sun Texture from NASA: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30362
• Lume Pad Website: https://www.lume-pad.com/
• Lume Pad Hardware Review:
Version of Blender used: v2.83.2