Creative software developer, Foundry, has today announced the launch of Cara VR 2.0, the next chapter for the cutting-edge virtual reality plug-in toolset for Nuke.
Building on the first-of-its-kind plug-in debuted in 2016, Cara VR 2.0 boasts improved stitching and stabilisation, allowing for more efficient creation of seamless VR and 360 video content with the highest levels of quality. The new version features major updates in stitching, the introduction of 360 match-move tracking and automatic stabilisation, with new tools for stereoscopic corrections using the cutting edge algorithms from Ocula.
Key benefits to Cara VR 2.0 include:
New stitching tools
The new GlobalWarp node speeds up delivery of stitches while producing a high quality 360 stitch with minimal ghosting. Global Warp adds additional controls for lining up key features in overlapping areas and allows you to add constraints to reduce warping on known straight lines, even for objects overlapping multiple camera views, helping users achieve the highest quality stitch faster.
360 match-move and stabilisation
Cara VR 2.0 includes a redesigned Tracker which accelerates the process of stabilisation and match-moving for a more comfortable VR experience and easier alignment of 3D elements. Automatically track a 360 stitch for stabilisation and create a 360 match-move camera to assist in 3D corrections and CG insertion. The Tracker node now simplifies stabilisation, adding 3D stabilisation to remove parallax changes, and brings match-moving to Cara VR.
Stereo correction tools based on Ocula for Nuke
Cara VR 2.0 includes a suite of tools adapted from the powerful Ocula toolset which have now been optimised to work with 360 video, making these powerful algorithms accessible to VR content creators and more efficient to use in a 360 video workflow.