Hey everyone, this isn't exactly a matte painting. But I've tried to excercise some of the techniques that I've learned from a lot of the incredble work I've seen on this forum. It still may have some appeal.
For this commercial I basicaly I just made a rediculously layered up composite in After Effects ...the same way you would with using matte paitntings .. and ran the camera through it... I chopped up a ton of photos and other stock just to try to work in the details .. and take away from the flat-card look that you get with 2D sources. Especialy the ground plane.
Ontop of that I rendered out some additional elements in Maya (like trees) and scattered them through out the environment.
I know this thing is VERY VERY far from stellar .. and if anyone has some advice I could really use it. My lighting blows ... and I know there are a number of places that look extremely flat.becuase I wasn't able to cover them with a tree or something. Again, any advice on additional stuff to ad or just to the look of it in general I'd appreciate it a lot. Like hoiw do I add more atmousphere when its already in AE?...
It's 6MB 15 seconds.