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Free Trial Versions
The free trial versions of Pdplayer have the following limitations:
The trials can also be downloaded from Chaos Software.
|Right click on the thumbnail and choose Save Target As... or Save Link As... to download the comprehensive user's manual (in PDF format). Note that the manual is part of the installation, so you already have it if you have Pdplayer installed. An online, more up to date, version of Pdplayer's documentation is also available.|
Chris Nichols's Video Tutorials
The video tutorials are in Quicktime MOV format. Right click a thumbnail and choose Save Target As... or Save Link As... to download.
Additional Video Tutorials
|This tutorial demonstrates how to use the new color key feature of Pdplayer 18.104.22.168.||
|This composition illustrates the fade in/out feature of a layer.|
Viewing DCI X'Y'Z' Images
|This composition illustrates how to view Digital Cinema Initiative X'Y'Z' gamma 2.6 images in Pdplayer 1.0.4, using the supplied DCI_XYZ.cms lookup table (found in the LUTs subdirectory of the installation directory.)|
Image Layers and Channels
These three compositions showcase a new feature in Pdplayer 1.0.2, its ability to
use the image layers of EXR and VRIMG files and extract individual channels on a per-
layer basis. We used them to prepare some of the screenshots on the
What's New in Pdplayer 1.0.2 page.|
Note that the compositions require Pdplayer 1.0.2. They will not load in Pdplayer 22.214.171.124.
V-Ray Render Elements
Lightwave Render Elements
Color Key with Color Corrections
Simple Red/Cyan Anaglyph
This composition demonstrates how to create simple anaglyph stereoscopic
images with Pdplayer. The blue and green channels of the left eye image are
removed by setting their gain to 0, leaving only the red channel. The red
channel of the right eye image is similarly removed by setting its gain to 0.
Finally, the two images are combined by using an additive blend, creating a
composite anaglyph image.|
Note that Pdplayer 1.0.2 has built-in anaglyph support, so this composition is now offered only as an illustration.
Download an updated composition that uses Pdplayer 1.0.2's built-in anaglyph stereo support.
Least Squares Anaglyph
This example demonstrates how to create anaglyph images whose colors are
optimized by using Eric Dubois's least squares method, as explained in
Anaglyphs using Least Squares Approximation in CIE Color Space by David
The matrices given in the paper are converted to 3D lookup tables and applied to the left and right eye images.
This composition shows how to build an interlaced stereoscopic image
with Pdplayer. These images contain the left and right eye views in alternating
scanlines and can be viewed with a 3D/stereo monitor such as Hyundai W220S/240S.|
The hidden Interlaced Mask layer contains an image in which the even scanlines are black and the odd scanlines are white. This mask is used as an alpha source for the layer containing the right eye image, so that only its odd scanlines remain visible and obscure the odd scanlines of the lower, left eye, layer.
Depending on the position of the Pdplayer window, the left and right images may appear reversed. In that case, use the Invert Alpha checkbox to swap them.
Since Pdplayer 1.0.2 has built-in interlaced stereo support, this composition is now offered only as an illustration.
Download an updated composition that uses Pdplayer 1.0.2's built-in interlaced stereo support.