I’m checking out Blender and other 3D apps, looking for some very specific capabilities. I’d like to:
–import a 600 ppi 2D image into a mesh
–displace elements with a brush type interface to create 3D contours
–use a pair of virtual cameras at the 3D image to create a stereo pair (left and right images, ususally with a 2.5 inch separation between cameras).
A friend has shown me how to do this in Maya, but I’d rather not make that level of investment at the moment. I’ve done some searches here in forums and lists of tutorials, but not found anything directly related.
I’d appreciate pointers to any information source giving details about whether Blender can do this or something similar. I realize there may be other means to achieve the same effect besides the brush-type interface; what the trade-offs in time would be for any alternatives is very relevant.
Thanks in advance–