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DreamingInDigital
08-19-2005, 01:44 PM
hi forum,

does anyone know of any tutorials that are a step by step instruction to creating a digital matte painting from beginning to end?

Please post the tutorial link as i think this will not only help me but other aspiring atrist interested in digital matte painting, but do not know where or how to start.


thx forum,
Kris Crump

brad
08-19-2005, 03:12 PM
thre are some here...
http://www.mattepainting.org/index.php? ... ctionid=20 (http://www.mattepainting.org/index.php?categoryid=13&p16_sectionid=20)

RobbyS
10-15-2005, 04:29 PM
very helpfull... :?

RiKToR
11-06-2005, 10:34 PM
I'll assume you know photoshop the brushes, clone stamp tool, selection tools, masks, etc. Try www.thegnomonworkshop.com (http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com) it'll cost you but there are five DVDs on matte painting. So far all my searches lead there, there are some articles on cgtalk.com but the tend to show work flow rather than a step by step.

If you don't have the dough check out the page for dylan cole's DVDs on the gnomon link above. The first two cover the sketching and there are some thumbnails you can check out to get an idea where to start. The last cover adding photo elements to make a final matte. All three have short demo clips that give hints of tips.

My suggestion and other may disagree take a high res picture of sceneary from google or some where and extend to the left and right. Try to create a more dynamic image. To paint it just use colours in the scene already and just sketch and block in colours and values. The painting should get to the point where if you zoom out you start to see what you intend to paint. From here you can either go two ways find more refernce images to import and manipulate to fit the forms you sketched or you can continue adding more detail with the photoshop brushes. This is what I am doing until I can afford Dylan's DVDs.

AA
11-19-2005, 01:36 AM
I started sharing some tut's on my Forum. Partial tut, and a cloud brush tut's up there for now. There will be more, especially on 3D related mattes, and projections. I just started this site couple of weeks ago, so it is still new, and I am sending update info to all the registered members.

jsbaxter
11-19-2005, 08:56 AM
I did a small tutorial on this site

http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/view ... =4391#4391 (http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4391#4391)

might be helpfull

roguenroll
11-19-2005, 02:35 PM
I started sharing some tut's on my Forum. Partial tut, and a cloud brush tut's up there for now. There will be more, especially on 3D related mattes, and projections. I just started this site couple of weeks ago, so it is still new, and I am sending update info to all the registered members.

thx, AA

Cool, I'm starting in on matte/3d combos.

Would be a big help.

AA
11-19-2005, 04:18 PM
<roguenroll>thx, AA Cool, I'm starting in on matte/3d combos. Would be a big help.

Yes, the forum I started will mainly focus more on 3D related matte paintings, projections, and heavy use of 3D integrate it with 2D painted files/texture creations. I started the forum couple of weeks ago, so it still very new, and we already have almost 400 members in such short amount of time, and it is growing rapidly. Besides matte paintings, PIXOLOGIC is also sponsoring one of my contests related to ZBrush, which is a great new 3D tool, that I recently also used for the movie "Aeon Flux" creating matte painting elelments. Anyways, again, it will be a heavy 3D site !

There is also an Artbook in the works related to 3D matte paintings/projections, Conceptual design for Film and Video games that will be coming out next year worldwide, and I am currently working on the production of the first title from LabOrganika Media and Press http://www.laborganika.com

Below is a scene I modeled in Maya and I will go over some texturing/projections/other related work in the forum soon.

http://www.alpaltiner.com/persoanl_3d/alp_envgwip.jpg