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My Tuto Best of – 3D Matte Painting and Camera Mapping

Gnomon 3D Matte Painting and Camera Mapping

In this second DVD in a series, Chris Stoski illustrates the creation of several 3D matte paintings. In the visual effects industry, directors are always asking for moving cameras in matte paintings and Chris shows how this is achieved. He creates two different environments and discusses how a matte painter creates camera movement in these key scenarios. In addition to Adobe Photoshop®, Chris uses Autodesk 3ds Max, but the techniques can be implemented with other popular 3D software as well.
From forward-moving dolly shots to lateral helicopter aerials, Chris covers the essentials of 3D and 2.5D matte painting for matte artists of all skill levels.

Topics Covered:

– Matte Painting Fundamentals
– Film Resolutions
– Painting
– 3D Modeling
– Lighting
– Texturing
– Image Manipulation
– 3D Particles
– Cloud Extractions
– Compositing for Matte Painters
– Post Camera Animation