Digital Matte Painting Handbook

ISBN-10: 0470922427
ISBN-13: 9780470922422
Edition: 2011
List price: $33.99
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Book details

List price: $33.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

The only how-to guide dedicated to mastering the technique of digital matte painting!Matte painting affords seamless integration between an artist's painting with live action film footage and allows for greater flexibility and creative input in the appearance of movie settings. This unique book reveals a variety of tools and techniques that are both industry and classroom tested and will enhance your existing skill set. Veteran author and instructor David Mattingly walks you through the process of creating a matte painting, starting with rough concept sketches, working out the perspective drawing, adding light and shadow, and texturing all of the elements in the painting. You'll gradually upgrade to using Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya in order to fulfill your matte painting vision. Escorts you through the process of creating a matte painting, starting with the initial concept sketch, adding light and shadow, texturing elements, and incorporating motion and depth Author is an experienced matte artist and teacher and shares a plethora of unique industry- and classroom-tested tools and techniques Features helpful step-by-step instructions accompanied by screen shots and photos to illustrate the process of creating a matte paintingWhether you're creating a background for a studio production, independent film, TV commercial, or YouTube video, The Digital Matte Painting Handbook helps you successfully complete your project.

Foreword
Introduction
What Is a Matte Painting?
Photoshop Workspace, Tools, and Custom Brushes
Composition and Concept
Perspective Basics
Perspective Drawing
Form
Texturing and Color Correction
Preparing your files for Camera Projection in Maya
Building Geometry for Camera Projection in Maya
Projecting Textures in Maya
Lighting Techniques
Changing Seasons
Getting Started in After Effects
Working Over a Moving Plate
Using After Effects' True 3D space
Appendix About the Companion DVD
Index

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