Your final project for this semester is due on Wednesday at 12 midnight. I want to remind you of the requirements for your multiplaning matte painting. Your final must include:
1. At least 3 layers that multiplane against each other. The sky, which you will probably want to add a subtle move to, does not count as a layer. You can have more layers than 3, but not less.
2. One element must be animated in the composition. Whether your matte shot is great, or terrible, it will look better if there is something moving in it.
3. You can also add video to the scene, like a waterfall, a river, or smoke. Don’t use video of clouds.
4. Your final must include at least one greenscreen figure. Please do not leave this for the last moment. Get your figure keyed, color corrected, and in your comp. Refer to the PDF file I handed out in class (and included in the www.me.com
“Hell Scene” folder along with the greenscreen clips) if you have problems, or e-mail me, and I will try to help.
When you post on Wednesday, include a larger .jpg of your final painting, and render out a movie of your final shot. If you do not post a movie of your final piece, you will receive and “F” for the final project.
You must post a better quality version of your final scene than most of you did last week. To do that, render your final piece out at 1920x1080, uncompressed in the animation codec. Put that up to YouTube. YouTube won’t post that huge file, but by giving it pristine material to do it’s own compression, will will get pretty good results. If you give YouTube a crappy compressed version for it to re-compress, I guarantee your final video will look awful. I need to be able to see next weeks masterpieces clearly to grade them.
I have posted 3 different clips from the greenscreen shooting on Thursday, all in uncompressed 10 bit YUV 10 bit color space. There is green spill on the figures, so this is not a slam dunk to key. But it is pretty nice source material, and I would invite anyone on mattepainting.org who has been following along to join in for the final week, and give us a shot.
All 3 shots, and the PDF on basic keying and lightwrap, are posted here:
The password is: Henrycat
Go to the HellScene folder
Here are previews of the 3 available scenes:
See you all on Thursday! I am looking forward to some spectacular final projects.