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Chris Hempel

8 Weeks

COURSE OVERVIEW

Matte painting concentrates on the aspect of background elements for visual effects (VFx) and games. Matte painters create set extensions to supplement 3D elements.

This course progresses from the ideation phase, to the conceptual phase, and concludes with the final execution of a matte painting project. This course is designed bearing in mind the five components, namely, Concept, Perspective, Tone, Texturing, and Camera projection.

This course covers the Photoshop aspect of creating realistic and dynamic backgrounds using photo references and painting techniques.

Day 1

Introduction

    Speaker introduction and Showcase.

    Introduction to Matte painting

    What is Matte painting?

    Importance of Matte painting

    Uses of Matte painting

    Matte painting pipeline

    Expectation from a matte painting artist

    Research based on Directors brief

    Referencing as per the brief.

    Matte painting process :

    Blocking

    Perspective

    relative scale

    color pallet

    Idea on paper

Day 2

Creating Matte for Games

    Ideation

    360 degree /180 degree matte painting

    Photo Library for reference

    Building the scene

    Layer management in Photoshop

    Light and shadow painting

    CG Objects integration in Matte Painting

    Matte Projection techniques

Day 3

Creating Matte for VFX shot

    Ideation

    Photo Library for reference

    Building the scene

    Layer management in Photoshop

    Light and shadow painting

    CG Objects integration in Matte Painting

    Camera Projection

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Matte Painting

    Look enhancement using live or cg objects

What you will gain from the session?

The session will help students comprehend the Matte painting fundamentals. It will provide an insight of how Matte seamlessly integrates into the scene; in turn, optimizing the resources and enhancing the visual quality of the scene in games and films.

Mr. Kishore Singh

Creative Art Director of GLU MOBILE STUDIOS (leading international mobile gaming company). His creative direction has placed many of the Glu games in top grossing list on ios and Android platforms.