The Digital Matte Painting Handbook

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By David B. Mattingly

The in basic terms how-to advisor devoted to studying the means of electronic matte painting!

Matte portray gives seamless integration among an artist’s portray with reside motion movie pictures and permits higher flexibility and artistic enter within the visual appeal of motion picture settings. This precise publication unearths various instruments and methods which are either and lecture room established and may increase your present ability set. Veteran writer and teacher David Mattingly walks you thru the method of making a matte portray, beginning with tough inspiration sketches, understanding the point of view drawing, including gentle and shadow, and texturing all the parts within the portray. You’ll steadily improve to utilizing Adobe After results and Autodesk Maya on the way to satisfy your matte portray vision.

  • Escorts you thru the method of constructing a matte portray, beginning with the preliminary proposal comic strip, including mild and shadow, texturing components, and incorporating movement and depth
  • Author is an skilled matte artist and instructor and stocks a plethora of certain undefined- and classroom-tested instruments and techniques
  • Features beneficial step by step directions followed through reveal photographs and images to demonstrate the method of constructing a matte painting

Whether you’re making a history for a studio creation, self reliant movie, television advertisement, or YouTube video, The electronic Matte portray Handbook is helping you effectively entire your project.

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157 Getting all started in digicam Projection ​ ​158 lessen the dossier to 6 Layers ​ ​158 getting ready the colour Channels ​ ​160 getting ready the Alpha Channels ​ ​160 money the dossier Size ​ ​162 developing for digicam Projection ​ ​162 Set the venture Folder ​ ​162 Create a Projection Camera ​ ​163 Set the Rendering Parameters ​ ​164 Set the movie element Ratio ​ ​164 flip off the Default Light ​ ​165 including the picture Plane ​ ​165 Assign the picture aircraft to the projectionCam ​ ​166 activate the answer Gate ​ ​167 picture aircraft Attributes ​ ​167 Positioning the digital camera utilizing the Reference Grid ​ ​168 task: arrange Your fort for digital camera Projection, and manage the Maya File ​ ​169 bankruptcy nine development Geometry for digital camera Projection in Maya ​ ​175 Lining Up the Reference Box ​ ​175 Sculpting the Foreground Hill ​ ​180 The Sculpt Geometry Tool ​ ​180 part Mode ​ ​183 delicate choice Mode ​ ​183 including the Sky ​ ​184 Centering the Pivot ​ ​186 including the rest Geometry ​ ​186 project: construct Geometry in your Castle ​ ​187 xvii xviii ■  Contents bankruptcy 10 Projecting Textures in Maya ​ ​193 including fabrics to Geometry ​ ​193 constructing the Sky Projection ​ ​194 advent to the fabric Editor ​ ​197 Checking Your Projection ​ ​199 Eighteen Steps for outlining Projection Materials ​ ​201 Textured Preview of the whole Scene ​ ​202 including the lively Camera ​ ​203 placing Keyframes ​ ​204 Rendering a Sequence ​ ​205 ultimate Troubleshooting ​ ​206 the ultimate Animation ​ ​208 task: Assign Textures and Create an Animation utilizing your individual Castle ​ ​211 bankruptcy eleven lights Techniques ​ ​213 Day-for-Night ​ ​213 getting ready the daylight hours Plate ​ ​214 including a brand new Sky ​ ​214 including a Mountain Range ​ ​215 removal forged Shadows ​ ​216 getting ready the evening Plate ​ ​216 growing Mattes so as to add Directional Lighting ​ ​217 portray Into the BlueMultiply Layer Mask ​ ​220 making a masks for the construction Windows ​ ​221 making a hot Overlay Layer for the road Lights ​ ​223 Silhouetting the Mountains ​ ​223 including lifestyles to the City ​ ​224 The Window Bank ​ ​224 including the far away lighting of the City ​ ​226   ■  Contents utilizing a Layer masks to Edit the Lights ​ ​226 lighting fixtures Up the Towers ​ ​228 best Additions with a Paint Layer ​ ​229 mild Flares ​ ​230 Relighting ​ ​231 The evening Sky ​ ​232 project: Take your personal Plate From Day to Night ​ ​232 bankruptcy 12 altering Seasons ​ ​235 Plate ​ ​235 elimination Anachronistic Details ​ ​236 portray Out the summer time Tree ​ ​237 exchanging the historical past Buildings ​ ​240 changing the Sky ​ ​242 Light-Wrapping the Tree ​ ​243 ultimate Details ​ ​244 The Wintertime Plate ​ ​246 including a iciness Sky ​ ​246 including Snow ​ ​247 Freezing the Canal ​ ​251 The iciness Tree ​ ​252 including element With High-Contrast Mattes ​ ​254 Hand Painting ​ ​257 ultimate Details ​ ​258 Bonus part: Dusk ​ ​260 including a Multiply Layer ​ ​260 including an Overlay Layer ​ ​260 including Illuminated Windows ​ ​262 task: Take your individual photograph From summer time to Winter ​ ​262 xix xx ■  Contents bankruptcy thirteen Getting all started in After Effects ​ ​265 getting ready a portray for After Effects ​ ​266 stepping into After Effects ​ ​266 uploading the Composition ​ ​267 Interface Panels ​ ​267 surroundings the period of the Animation ​ ​269 Animating the Sky ​ ​270 environment Keyframes ​ ​270 RAM Preview ​ ​271 Precomposing the summer season Version ​ ​272 Cross-Dissolving to the wintry weather Version ​ ​272 Animating the wintry weather Sky ​ ​273 Dissolving to the iciness Dusk ​ ​273 Effects ​ ​273 Curves Effect ​ ​274 Hue/Saturation Effect ​ ​274 including a Snow Effect ​ ​275 Solids ​ ​275 mixing Modes ​ ​275 CC Snow ​ ​275 various the Lights ​ ​276 Masks ​ ​277 relocating the Smoke ​ ​278 Fractal Noise ​ ​278 Displacement Maps ​ ​278 ultimate digicam Move ​ ​280 Reformatting the recent Comp ​ ​280 Scaling the Precomp ​ ​281 Easing Out, Easing In ​ ​282 The Render Queue ​ ​282 Render Settings ​ ​282 Output Module ​ ​282   ■  Contents Time Remapping ​ ​283 the ultimate Animation ​ ​284 task: Create an Animation altering summer season To wintry weather utilizing your individual Painting ​ ​285 bankruptcy 14 operating over a relocating Plate ​ ​287 The Plate ​ ​288 Merging Frames right into a Panorama ​ ​288 The Painting ​ ​290 Megastructures ​ ​290 Drawing a range for the Megastructure ​ ​291 Filling the choice With the Gradient Tool ​ ​291 including summary Detail ​ ​291 Lights ​ ​294 portray Randomized home windows With a customized Brush ​ ​294 decreasing the distinction of the Building ​ ​295 Extending an present Building ​ ​295 Compositing the portray over a relocating Plate ​ ​297 uploading the Painting ​ ​297 Navigating After results’ 3D Workspace ​ ​300 Making the portray 3D ​ ​302 Positioning Layers in 3D Space ​ ​303 Manually Positioning Layers ​ ​304 utilizing Nulls to place Layers ​ ​306 record for Positioning Layers With Nulls ​ ​307 Parenting Layers Together ​ ​308 xxi xxii ■  Contents including relocating Spotlights to a Building ​ ​‌309 moving the Anchor aspect of a Layer ​ ​310 Animating the movement of the Light Beam ​ ​310 Duplicating the Beam ​ ​310 including a Flare to the Beams ​ ​311 Parenting the Beams to the RoundRiser Building ​ ​311 including a Video Billboard ​ ​312 relocating the Layer period Bar ​ ​312 Time-Remapping the Video ​ ​312 including a Black Boarder to the Billboard ​ ​313 getting ready the venture for Animation ​ ​313 breaking apart the SmallFloatingBalls Layer ​ ​313 Positioning the rest Layers ​ ​314 Making the Nulls “Shy” ​ ​314 Rotating the Layers to lessen Lens Distortion ​ ​314 Animating the City ​ ​316 Pulsing the town Flare ​ ​317 Reactive lights at the City ​ ​317 Expressions ​ ​319 utilizing the decide Whip to hyperlink Attributes ​ ​320 movie Grain ​ ​320 Blurring the Layer ​ ​321 including Grain ​ ​321 including Blur and Grain to the entire Layers ​ ​322 task: Create your individual City ​ ​323   ■  Contents bankruptcy 15 utilizing After results’ actual 3D Space ​ ​325 The Painting ​ ​325 Getting Your suggestion Down at reduce Resolution ​ ​326 expanding the solution for the ultimate Painting ​ ​326 extra portray Techniques ​ ​327 the completed Painting ​ ​332 uploading the portray into After Effects ​ ​332 utilizing a Null to Scale and place parts Together ​ ​333 including a digicam to the Comp ​ ​334 settling on the digicam to exhibit the perspective of View ​ ​334 Turning Off cave in Transformations ​ ​335 establishing a floor aircraft utilizing a Solid ​ ​335 Rotating the Solid ​ ​335 Scaling the Solid ​ ​336 Projecting a Texture onto the floor Plane ​ ​337 Lining Up the Projection Layer ​ ​337 including a Light ​ ​337 Copying the energetic digital camera Position ​ ​337 thinning out and Positioning the GroundPlaneProjection Layer ​ ​337 atmosphere the cloth Options ​ ​338 expanding the solution of the Projection ​ ​338 Positioning the Sky ​ ​339 Turning Off the Projection on different Layers ​ ​340 Projection airplane Checklist ​ ​340 xxiii xxiv ■  Contents Positioning the opposite Layers ​ ​341 Positioning the F-grBridge Precomp ​ ​342 Positioning the F-grSpire Precomp ​ ​342 Positioning the MountainsFr Layer ​ ​343 Angling the TallBridge Precomp ​ ​344 Projecting and portray the Longer Bridge ​ ​344 Animating the Sky ​ ​348 utilizing the Solo Switch ​ ​350 developing gentle Rays ​ ​350 lively Lava ​ ​351 including a Fractal Noise Effect ​ ​351 developing an Alpha Channel ​ ​353 covering the head of the Moving Lava ​ ​354 Extracting Figures from eco-friendly Screen ​ ​354 making a rubbish Matte ​ ​355 making use of the Keylight Effect ​ ​356 including the Keyed Figures to the Scene ​ ​358 colour Correcting the Keyed Figures ​ ​358 The digital camera Move ​ ​359 extra Details ​ ​360 project: Create your individual imaginative and prescient of Hades ​ ​360 a last Note ​ ​361 Appendix in regards to the significant other DVD ​ ​363 What You’ll locate at the DVD ​ ​363 approach Requirements ​ ​363 utilizing the DVD ​ ​364 Troubleshooting ​ ​364 client Care ​ ​365 touch the Author ​ ​365 Index ​ ​366 Foreword Matte portray is all approximately storytelling.

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