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Forum: General Discussions 09-18-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,421
Posted By rrische
You can try some (or all) of the suggestions...

You can try some (or all) of the suggestions here.....

http://www.macgurus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19792

Some of these will be applicable to PC users as well.

I built my current system...
Forum: General Discussions 09-05-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By rrische
As in all things in the entertainment field- it...

As in all things in the entertainment field- it depends.

For example, I just finished working on a commercial, where schedule demanded I start working up the final look before live action...
Forum: Articles 07-29-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,091
Posted By rrische
grassynoel - Damn, that looks nice! A few hours...

grassynoel - Damn, that looks nice! A few hours work? I could've used that on "Phantom Menace"....

Rick
Forum: Articles 06-21-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,806
Posted By rrische
Re: Tablet PCs

I know a couple of professionals that have them and really like them. I've tried it out, can't see the need for it personally. But I learned digital painting using a standard graphics tablet and...
Forum: Articles 05-21-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,395
Posted By rrische
Hi Mash, What specific problems are you having?...

Hi Mash,
What specific problems are you having?

I'm currently working on a film where we are doing many 3D projection shots.
Here's how the workflow is happening....

3D renders a still from...
Forum: General Discussions 04-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By rrische
Can you be more specific about the problems...

Can you be more specific about the problems you've had?
On "Speed Racer" at DD, the pipeline was Maya>Photoshop>Nuke
and we didn't see any problems. The image was WYSIWYG.
Forum: General Discussions 04-16-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By rrische
Another reason to love Photoshop CS3 Extended:...

Another reason to love Photoshop CS3 Extended: you can now paint in 32
bit. This is awesome, since a lot of effects work is being done in 32bit
pipelines. For example, "Speed Racer" was handled in...
Forum: General Discussions 04-16-2008, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By rrische
Adobe has not yet updated Photoshop to 64bit,...

Adobe has not yet updated Photoshop to 64bit, although that is in the
works for new releases (Windows first, then Macs).

Here is how Photoshop handles memory on a 64bit OS (OSX)-

"When you run...
Forum: General Discussions 04-16-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By rrische
Hi Swoop, I'm a Mac fan. It's all I use at...

Hi Swoop,
I'm a Mac fan. It's all I use at home.
I'm getting to the point where I'll need a new machine soon.
I was looking at the new MacPro, probably a refurbished unit.
I'll get it stripped...
Forum: Work in Progress 01-04-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,791
Posted By rrische
I have used exr's, however they were handled the...

I have used exr's, however they were handled the same as Cineons. Again, pipelines vary.
Forum: Work in Progress 01-04-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,791
Posted By rrische
Here's a rather technical explanation of the...

Here's a rather technical explanation of the Cineon format....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cineon

It's a way to keep exposure data consistent through a digital pipeline. All the
plates for...
Forum: Work in Progress 01-03-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,791
Posted By rrische
Brandon, Nice! :wink: It looks like the...

Brandon,
Nice! :wink:

It looks like the plates were Cineon?

Rick
Forum: General Discussions 12-18-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By rrische
Hi Rich, You can see the work from T2 right...

Hi Rich,
You can see the work from T2 right here....

http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=438
Forum: General Discussions 12-17-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By rrische
3D is definitely something you need to...

3D is definitely something you need to understand, since your work is
almost always going to be integrated into some sort of 3D scene. So you need
to grasp the basic concepts.
DD's matte artists...
Forum: General Discussions 12-16-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By rrische
I have interviewed (and been interviewed) many...

I have interviewed (and been interviewed) many many times for matte painting
jobs, and it all boils down to one thing- you have to show good
work. Period. No one is going to feel secure sitting...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-06-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,699
Posted By rrische
Voytek, I think your work is amazing and wildly...

Voytek,
I think your work is amazing and wildly original.

There's a science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle called
"Inferno", about a science fiction author who dies and finds...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-03-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Posted By rrische
Tervetuloa Kalle! Hauska tavata, ystävä! ...

Tervetuloa Kalle! Hauska tavata, ystävä!

(Anteeksi, en puhu suomea. My SO does....)

I like your space art! :D

Feel free to post more....
Rick
Forum: General Discussions 10-27-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,413
Posted By rrische
Here's a rundown of what some FX houses are using...

Here's a rundown of what some FX houses are using for 3D matte painting...

Digital Domain= 3dStudioMax
The Orphanage= 3dStudioMax
Hydraulx= Maya
ILM= last time I was there, artists were being...
Forum: Work in Progress 10-20-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,020
Posted By rrische
I really like your sketch. I hope you don't mind,...

I really like your sketch. I hope you don't mind, but I saw a couple things that I
thought could really improve the composition. You already have a fairly nice
widescreen composition, but here's a...
Forum: General Discussions 10-09-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,068
Posted By rrische
I've said it before, but matte painting isn't...

I've said it before, but matte painting isn't itself an art form. It's a tool in the
filmmaking process. Making images. And images are the pieces of visual
storytelling. Film, video etc. They are...
Forum: General Discussions 10-09-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,398
Posted By rrische
Perfect timing. I just found this online, a Syd...

Perfect timing. I just found this online, a Syd Dutton matte painting for "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century". Isn't this lovely?

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1005/3303bz1.jpg...
Forum: General Discussions 09-22-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,068
Posted By rrische
Matte painting is also about creating a world...

Matte painting is also about creating a world over several shots and/or sequences.

See: "Blade Runner".

Being able to maintain consistency in mood, lighting and design over many shots is also...
Forum: Work in Progress 09-15-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,594
Posted By rrische
Hi there, I like this image! 1) I would...

Hi there,
I like this image!
1) I would lessen the amount of haze on the airship a bit, mainly because
I think it needs a bit more weight in the composition. Lowering the black level
a smidge...
Forum: General Discussions 09-13-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,413
Posted By rrische
GI= Global illumination AO= Ambient...

GI= Global illumination

AO= Ambient occlusion

Summary- Render types that are "radiosityish".
Forum: Artists Showcase 09-11-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,801
Posted By rrische
I know this thread has been around a little...

I know this thread has been around a little while, but I'll just throw my 2 cents
in here.....better late than never. :)

I can say that a matte painting wouldn't contain all this painted water,...
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