The Pixel Farm announced the launch of its new PFDepth system – an integrated toolset for scene reconstruction, 2D-to-3D conversion and depth map creation. The company will be demonstrating PFDepth at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam, Sept. 7-12.
PFDepth is designed to tackle the intricate processes involved in accurately representing the perceived geometric shape and depth of objects, buildings and terrain in 3D, making it easy to build complex geometry, detailed per-pixel depth maps and stereoscopic renders of any 2D scene.
Using The Pixel Farm’s 3D camera tracking technology as its foundation, accurate depth cues are assigned to each pixel in the image relative to the real-world camera’s position over time, while dynamic adjustments to convergence can be animated automatically. The result is scene reconstruction and stereoscopy that appears as true to life as the original environment in which it was shot.
“PFDepth is fully integrated with our entire product line, so the creative options are endless,” said Daryl Shail, VFX product manager at The Pixel Farm. “Throw PFClean into the mix, and you have a complete end-to-end solution for bringing archive films through restoration, remastering and stereoscopic conversion for redistribution.”
The system will allow artists to create, edit, segment, sculpt, filter and combine objects, without battling the disconnect encountered with other piecemeal processes. In addition, the Geometry Tracking, Image Modelling and Z-Depth tools found in PFTrack can also contribute to help refine the immense data sets created in PFDepth.