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Disk space. The 3d content takes more space so there is generally not enough room for special features. The 2d special features are only on the 2d disk. They take up the room that the second eye takes on the 3d disk. They could make a special features only disk, but this is generally more expensive since it requires another master and another production ...
Unless you need it make sure you are using the Classic 3D rendering mode and not the "Ray-Traced 3D" renderer. You can see and change the renderer in the top right corner of your comp view or just go into the composition settings menu through the top menu bar. If you are in need of using the RayTraced 3D renderer click on the options menu and increase the ...
There seem to be a few basic misconceptions here. For cartoons you don't need anything fancy as long as cell-shading is supported, which is typically a camera filter. Lighting is actually done in your 3d animation software. The job of a render engine like Mental Ray or V-ray is simply to process the scene you build to generate the final image, but it ...
There actually are two films that I am aware of. One is 'Naught 5' and Plumiferos. You can easily Google to see the production websites.
Select your camera, locators (if exported), and anything else from Nuke. Group them all together with ctrl+g and modify that group as a whole. You can scale uniformly (but not independent axes), rotate, and translate. Often one trick is to snap the pivot point of the group to a specific reference point (hold down d and v then drag to the reference point, ...
It depends what you regard as "true 3d" but there is a technique called "Light Field Display" which has been in development for some time now. Its essentially still a 2D screen but you can walk around and look at it from different angle as if it were an actual 3d object. http://gl.ict.usc.edu/Research/3DDisplay/
Not at a usable frame rate. The fastest I'm aware of is one that updates every 2 seconds. They are also not free floating in air, but rather projected within a block of material. There is a nice article on discovery.com about the most advanced one I know of here. There are also vapor displays that can display a video floating in space, but those aren't ...
It depends on the quality you want to achieve and where your skill set is. The bigger difference between 2d and 3d animation isn't so much the time it consumes, but rather the skill set it requires. The techniques for both are completely different (though there is a subset of 2d animation that is based on cell-shading or other specialized rendering of 3d ...
This still isn't as easy as it should be, but the way forward is to export your geometry as Alembic. It supports many textured objects, and even animated sequences. Depending on your version of Maya, you may need to install a plugin, but it is much better than dealing with OBJ and FBX as the interchange format in most cases.
When you bake an object in C4D you get several options which passes you want to be applied in the final baked texture. You might want to try to generate new UV's by not ticking the "keep UVs" setting. If you want to bake lightning you have to tick the luminance pass for that. Also be aware that the baked object might look horrible in the viewport but will ...
You can work around it using multiple compositions. Do one composition to generate the 3d layer and then use that composition within another to handle the blending (or vice versa depending on your needs).
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