View Full Version : WIP Snow scene

11-23-2008, 12:11 PM
I am working on a matte painting for a print image, I had to stitch together a panoramic, well let the pictures speak for themselves, at the bottom is a link to a video produced using after effects,











Nearly there



11-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Hey thats really looking good!

One thing I did notice was that your snow is keying totally off blue light, but your sky is pink. Is this something that just happens naturally and I am unaware of it? Im living in LA now and haven't seen snow in 4 years, so I am unsure:)


11-24-2008, 02:44 AM
good job! I like it.

11-24-2008, 05:12 PM
Thanks guys,

as for the snow question, snow and ice filter out and absord red out of the colour spectrum hence why it looks blue. It does not reflect very well, however in the road leading out of shot I have put in a pink gradient to tie it in slightly.

Thanks for coming by and leaving comments


greg lamont
11-25-2008, 06:17 AM
Hey Rich,
Coming together really nicely, but something with the distribution of light looks wrong??? Maybe the buildings need to be reflecting the pink sky-light? ... and maybe a little more contrast?
If the sky is so pink, you would think it would be later in the day. It might also add some more drama if the light isn't so flat over the scene.
The street light that is on also gives the impression it is later in the day.

Also, Im sure your already aware of it, but your letter box looks far to bright.

Good progress.

:) Greg

11-25-2008, 06:38 AM
I think you need to lose the pink sky, it doesn't work in my opinion, it jarrs to much with the rest of the scene. I'd also tint your scene slightly with a blue shade. Here's my example below :)

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5507/snowygb8.th.jpg (http://img521.imageshack.us/my.php?image=snowygb8.jpg)http://img521.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Here's a photo near where I live when it snowed recently. Good ref :)

http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/1926/5740d719258356.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/5740d719258356)

11-25-2008, 07:08 AM
I agree with everyone else. The pink sky doesn't work. I think the white highlights in the sky make it look wrong. If you take a look at real pictures of pink skies, you'll notice the shadows to be purplish- blueish instead. Also a pink sky would be more saturated than that I think. If you decide to keep the pink sky, take out some of the high lights and tone down the exposure of the whole scene a lil bit. I would use curves and remove a lil bit of the blues on the plate.

My 0.02