Exporting

When ready to export your clip, specify the export directory and export format, then click the Export button and watch the blue progress bar in the timeline. This will only take a few moments.

Each file will be labeled with the specified take prefix, the capture timestamp, and the export timestamp.

Combined-Per-Pixel For Unity

The combined-per-pixelcombined-per-pixel - A video or image sequence export format, optimized for Unity playback that consists of the color video (top) and depth data (bottom) in a single export. This format provides a performance friendly playback of your volumetric data in the game engine. format includes both the depth and color data in a single video file or image sequence that is optimized for Unity. This produces three files in your specified export path:

  • combined-per-pixelcombined-per-pixel - A video or image sequence export format, optimized for Unity playback that consists of the color video (top) and depth data (bottom) in a single export. This format provides a performance friendly playback of your volumetric data in the game engine. video: represents your color (top) and depth (bottom) streams as a video file optimized for Unity for performance friendly playback. You can also lay back your external audio recording into this video.
  • poster imageposter image - a preview image pulled from the first frame of the Depthkit video export that provides a still image representation of a clip in a 3D scene when the clip is not playing.: pulled from the first frame of your clip, and displayed in Unity when your clip isn't playing.
  • metadata filemetadata file - A text file that holds the camera data of your capture. This file is required to play your recording in Unity.: holds your depth and capture data and is needed with the video clip for playback in the game engine.

Combined per Pixel image sequence

This produces a folder with an image sequence in the same layout as the Combined per Pixel video, and an accompanying metadata file. Choose this option if you plan to encode your Combined per Pixel into a video using custom encoding settings in another tool like FFMPEG.

OBJ Sequences For Visual Effects

If you are exporting for a visual effects workflow in a digital content creation tool like After Effects, Cinema 4D, or Houdini, you can also export your volumetric footage as an OBJ sequenceOBJ sequence - A 3D geometry format used in a range of vfx pipelines..

This format produces a sequence, composed of three files per frame:

  • OBJ: The geometry data of the frame.
  • PNG Image: The color texture data of the frame.
  • Material: A material file mapping the texture to the geometry.

Frame Sequence Numbering

In OBJ and Image Sequence export types, each exported file adopts the frame number from the source recording. Alternatively, you can override this and start the exported sequence at 1.

OBJ Export Settings

Mesh Decimation
Depending on what DCC or visual effects tool you intend to work in, you may need a mesh sequence that is optimized, or less dense. This is where mesh decimationmesh decimation - The optimization of 3D geometry by reducing the number of triangles in a single mesh. comes in, by reducing the triangle count of the OBJ sequenceOBJ sequence - A 3D geometry format used in a range of vfx pipelines.. This is helpful when you need smaller, optimized geometry, or in cases where you are designing a visual effect based on vertex points. Mesh decimation just gives you more control over your mesh density.

OBJ Background Plate

The OBJ Background Plate exports a single mesh that can be ideal for averaged or smoothed environments and static backgrounds. Similar to the OBJ sequence export format, OBJ Background Plates can be decimated in order to reduce the triangle count for a lighter file.

This format produces three files:

  • OBJ: A single mesh created by averaging all of the depth values between the clip's In and Out points.
  • PNG Image: The color texture data of the first frame.
  • Material: A material file mapping the texture to the geometry.

See the release note and known issues for OBJ Background Plates.