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Forum: Work in Progress 03-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Alex Jenyon
A few years ago, there was a huge volcanic...

A few years ago, there was a huge volcanic eruption in chile, that covered a massive area in several inches of ash (there is some footage of it in 'Art of Flight'). You should be able to find...
Forum: Work in Progress 03-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Alex Jenyon
There are two conflicting things going on in this...

There are two conflicting things going on in this image. The key light in your foreground is bright, strong and high - causing the strong, hard edged shadows on the truck and the figure.

The...
Forum: Work in Progress 01-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Your hotlink doesn't work - you'll need to use...

Your hotlink doesn't work - you'll need to use another site.

My first comment (at this early stage in the painting) is that most cities make some kind of sense - we can look at them, and figure...
Forum: Work in Progress 12-30-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Alex Jenyon
What you have chosen to do is pretty ambitious,...

What you have chosen to do is pretty ambitious, especially for your first attempt at DMP.

There isn't a shortcut or magic technique to getting photographic elements to match the perspective you...
Forum: Jobs 12-22-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Environment TDs, Modo Generalists and Environment artists needed: MPC Vancouver

MPC Vancouver is busier than ever before, and we’re looking for a few more artists to join the 3DDMP / Environments team for first couple of months of 2014.

Please get in touch as soon as you can...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-24-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Without drawing it out from scratch for myself,...

Without drawing it out from scratch for myself, it looks to me like your horizontal vanishing point (green lines) converge too close to the edge of frame.

The horizon line looks correct, so to...
Forum: Work in Progress 10-14-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By Alex Jenyon
As matte painters for features, our job is...

As matte painters for features, our job is (normally) to try to re-create something that looks like a photo. Copying a photo is a great training exercise. So is copying another matte painting...
Forum: Work in Progress 08-22-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Alex Jenyon
One thing stands it straight away - the planets...

One thing stands it straight away - the planets are lit from two different directions! It's obviously possible (and often desirable) to 'bend' reality a bit in a fantasy scene, but given that you...
Forum: General Discussions 08-11-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By Alex Jenyon
One of the reasons that this is a tricky subject...

One of the reasons that this is a tricky subject to discuss (apart from the fact that studios won't let salary information out the door, for obvious confidentiality reasons) is that there are so many...
Forum: Sketch board 08-10-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,890
Posted By Alex Jenyon
http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/4/b/4b3a5_...

http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/4/b/4b3a5_ORIG-holy_thread_resurrection_batman.jpg

I'm not sure of the best way of saying this, but EVERYBODY who posts here has amazing images in their...
Forum: Jobs 08-02-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,259
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Is this a paid project?

Is this a paid project?
Forum: Work in Progress 07-24-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Hi Xale; Looks pretty good overall. My two...

Hi Xale;

Looks pretty good overall. My two pieces of feedback are:

The bright foliage in the far background may well be part of the reference you are using, but I think it doesn't really work...
Forum: Sketch board 07-24-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Hi Malos; Your concepts are great - good...

Hi Malos;

Your concepts are great - good atmosphere and really nice brushwork. Would you have any DMPs to share too? (This is a matte painting forum, after all...)

Look forward to seeing more...
Forum: Work in Progress 04-20-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By Alex Jenyon
There's some nice work, and a pretty varied...

There's some nice work, and a pretty varied skillet shown here - for some jobs (a generalist in a small studio that does stylized CG work) this might work out fine. For larger studios the lack of...
Forum: General Discussions 01-31-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By Alex Jenyon
It might be in a class setting, but that's not...

It might be in a class setting, but that's not going to go down well once they start looking for work. Obvious copies of other artists' work in a portfolio are a massive warning sign, and are...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-27-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By Alex Jenyon
There's some great lighting here, but it's too...

There's some great lighting here, but it's too 'graphical' to look like a photo-real scene - there's too many lines EXACTLY parallel to the frame of the image for it to read as anything but a flat...
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 09-22-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,870
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Alien Cloudscape - Winners

MPC 'Alien Cloudscape' challenge

Final results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. This wasn't an easy brief - clouds are always tricky to pull off in a realistic way,...
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 09-21-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,722
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Nearly ready to announce the winners - I meant to...

Nearly ready to announce the winners - I meant to have it ready today, but work deadlines caught up with me, and I want to check my spelling when my brain is less fried.
I'll put up the results...
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 09-08-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,722
Posted By Alex Jenyon
You are completely right - I'd forgotten about...

You are completely right - I'd forgotten about BST. I locked the thread at 5pm my time.

AJ
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 09-07-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,316
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Thread is closed! Very impressed with the...

Thread is closed!

Very impressed with the number of entries - we'll start looking through them now, and announce the winner(s) in two weeks time.

Apologies for the technical problems some...
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 09-05-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,722
Posted By Alex Jenyon
@Stevo: Yes, the first image is for layout only ...

@Stevo: Yes, the first image is for layout only

@netocg: I'm going to lock the final entries thread at 12pm GMT at the end of Friday (that's 4pm my time in Vancouver, so I don't need to be at my...
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 08-24-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,316
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Alien Cloudscape - Final Submissions Thread

If you'd like to be considered for judging, you need to post your final entry to this thread.

Please only submit ONE image by posting a reply to this message. Remember to include your name, so...
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 08-23-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,722
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Sorry for the frustration everyone - we've passed...

Sorry for the frustration everyone - we've passed the information on to the guys at environment-textures.com.

The IP limit stops too many people downloading from a single account at the same time...
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 08-21-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,722
Posted By Alex Jenyon
The final submission thread will open at the end...

The final submission thread will open at the end of this week, and will close at midnight (GMT) on Sep 7th.

The judging will start after the contest has ended.
Forum: Challenge, Contest, Workshop 08-21-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,722
Posted By Alex Jenyon
@Jacek: It's going to get too confusing if...

@Jacek:

It's going to get too confusing if we allow people to submit multiple entries (if we allow 2, why not 3? or 4?). Only one final submission, please!

We'll look through the WIP threads...
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