Hello everybody! I love the site, and it's been really inspirational to see so much amazing artwork! I thought I'd take the plunge and post my first attempt at creating a background plate.
I am currently creating an establishing shot, using this image as a camera-map in 3D Studio, this will be my first reall attempt at creating a scene in this way. In the past I have always modelled a scene in the traditional way, piece by piece, rather than using an image as the basis.
The matte is created using photo-reference from the excellent 'Image After' website.
Here is a temporary photoshop comp. The shot is supposed to represent a WWII era village, so all modern elements have (hopefully!) been removed.
I will be adding personnel and vehicles to the courtyard area using green-screen and 3D Mesh objects.
This is the original image form 'Image After'.
Please do give me any feedback, especially technical tips if possible!