Here’s where I am with my matte painting which is still a bit far from where I really want it to be. It’s crazy how quick deadlines come and it`s not that I don’t love matte painting but it’s not exactly the biggest priority for me right now and this is what I have to show for. I’ll have to finish the textures before monday and hopefully get it projected in maya soon. It’s coming together alright but i still think it’s looking a bit flat and fake so i’ll defiantly have to spend a few hours working with this, yay
It’s fairly rough, i’m still in the process of placing the right textures for the buildings and mountains. There’s a lot of work I didn’t realize that went into matte paintings. I mean, you’ll see it in a movie in the background of course, but a small percentage of people don’t really know how much goes into a matte painting or might even mistake it for a real scenery, which is good. Well, anyway this is where I am right now with the help of Bojan of course.
Honestly didn’t get a lot done tonight. I was mostly playing around with brushes and rock formations. You know how it is, testing the water etc. I should really stop getting distracted so easily. Tonight’s defiantly a slow night, i’m hoping I magically finish the shading before Monday.
Here’s a screen shot of my layers. I have about over 60, half or so which are from the outlines from the earlier posts so its not so bad. I’m also using a Wacom bamboo tablet to work with which is great because its wide enough and great for duel monitors. So this was mostly a process post, behind the scenes if you will, so enjoy!
A quick update on what i’ve gotten done so far, which isnt a lot to be honest. Schools been pretty hectic, lots of deadlines to make.
I have to give most of the shading credit to my prof, Bojan, who helped me out with a ton, he’s truly an amazing matte painter. Anyway here’s what it is for now pretty much just scribbles, I basically have to fill in the blanks for every piece.
Here’s a quick update on my matte painting, i’ll probably end up writing a whole bunch of notes and end up deleting it because I think I’ve written too much. Happens every time.
Back on topic, i’m ecstatic about the positive feedback on my concept sketch! Cheers to those who re-posted it and shared it around. Since it was only a concept sketch, I took it into 3D and played with the camera angles then rendered the shot yada yada and started to paint a cleaner concept over it with Photoshop,
This is my rough idea, I`ll probably only be posting this once
Blocked in some grey scales
So here it is without the scribbles all over it. It`s coming together! Like I said,work in process.
Keep in mind this is still `in the making`. I still haven’t gotten around to filling out the void spaces (the building and clouds). I`m also quite behind on my shading..but i`ll catch up! So stay tuned for more updates as I move along.