Foundry - Cara VR
Cara VR™ – plug-in toolset for the Nuke® family of compositing, editorial and finishing products—helps you to create incredible live-action virtual reality content.
With a specialised toolset that includes headset review, Cara VR dramatically speeds up the challenging and often tedious process of stitching and compositing 360° video footage, so you have more time to focus on creating high-quality immersive experiences. Note! From July 2017 Cara VR Render Nodes are free. Contact us for more information and to get access to Cara VR Render Nodes.
Why Cara VR?
- Seamless stitching of mono or stereo VR content - With an advanced stitching toolset based on stereo disparity technology from Ocula®, Cara VR offers presets for many popular camera rigs and is easily configured for custom rigs.
- Automatic stitch clean-up and correction - Cara VR automatically corrects for exposure and white balance differences between cameras, and stabilizes moving camera shots for a more comfortable viewing experience.
- Powerful streamlined VR compositing workflows - Cara VR makes it easy for artists to use Nuke’s full suite of compositing tools on 360° footage for clean-up, set extensions, 3D element insertion and more.
- Headset review inside Nuke - With Cara VR’s support for popular VR headsets, you can review directly from Nuke’s viewer or Nuke Studio’s® timeline, eliminating the need to export to a separate application.
New features in Cara VR 2.0
Here are some of the new features in Cara VR 2.0. For a complete list, see Foundry's release notes here (PDF).
Updated stitching toolsThe new GlobalWarp node speeds up delivery of stitches while producing a higher quality 360 stitch with minimal ghosting. GlobalWarp adds additional controls for lining up key features in overlapping areas and allows you to add constraints to reduce warping on known straight lines in the rectilinear input images, even for objects overlapping multiple camera views.
360° match-move and stabilisationCara VR’s Tracker node has been redesigned to simplify and accelerate the process of stabilisation and matchmoving for a more comfortable VR experience and easier alignment of 3D elements. The new Tracker adds automatic tracking and stabilization to your 360 stitch. You can then use the existing user track workflows to refine the track and lock stabilisation to particular regions.
Ocula tools for stereo correctionsCara VR 2.0 includes a suite of tools adapted from the powerful Ocula toolset which take the headache out of stereo cleanup, especially in footage with color, focus and alignment inconsistencies between views. This release includes updated versions of the Disparity Generator node, which generates high quality disparity vectors for depth estimation, Disparity To Depth for calculating depth from the disparity vectors, a new Stereo Colour Matcher for unifying color between left and right views, and New View, allowing you to rebuild one view from another, all optimized for use with 360 footage.
Foundry Cara VR - product videos
|Plugin / Add-On for||Nuke|
|Software type||Virtual Reality|
|License Type||New license|