/r/MattePainting

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A place to share works, techniques, tutorials, interviews and promote artists.

A place to share info about techniques, tutorials, artists and interviews.

Submission rule:

Matte Painting is a photo real approach to combine photographs, 3D and painting techniques to match the plate and replace green/blue screen.

Please do not confuse this with Illustration or concept art.

Successful matte painting in film is indistinguishable from the rest of the scenery.


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/r/MattePainting

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I need to Matte Paint and Comp 4 tracked back plates and I have no idea where to start or if there is a pipleline I can follow

I am in my final year of university and I decided to focus my final project on Matte Painting and Compositing in general. I have done basic compositing before but I have no experience with matte painting at all and I'm not sure where to start.

My project is basically making these 4 moving back plates (which I'll link a video to here) look Post-Apocalyptic. For example, making the buildings look all run down and making the sky all dark and gloomy. And maybe add some 3D and 2D assets here and there. My main inspirations were that of The Walking Dead and The Last of US.

I guess I'm both trying to ask if this is even possible to get done by early April and also how on earth do I start and is there a general pipeline I can follow?

Here are my 4 Back Plates: https://youtu.be/njRINsX2sgo

2 Comments
2024/02/20
12:59 UTC

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The Visual Effects of Godzilla Minus One

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2024/02/17
10:03 UTC

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Behind the Magic | The Creator

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2024/02/16
12:26 UTC

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Behind the Magic | The Visual Effects of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

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2024/01/17
16:46 UTC

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“Outer Rim Colony” VFX Environment CG Breakdown

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2024/01/09
15:49 UTC

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RISE REEL - The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

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2024/01/06
09:23 UTC

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Leon Kogan Demoreel 2023

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2024/01/04
08:49 UTC

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Feature - Konvoi - VFX Breakdown

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2023/12/29
18:25 UTC

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Ice city

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2023/12/19
17:19 UTC

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Generative Fill - Matte Painting - AI Video Editing | Premiere Pro x Photoshop x After Effects

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2023/12/13
23:07 UTC

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KABALA | Official Teaser | Naupoleon3D

Hi guys, I have made recently this teaser using some simple tools and assist by AI. I hope you like it ;) .

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2023/11/18
10:54 UTC

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My first attempt doing matte and AI on my personal vids :)

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2023/10/18
16:15 UTC

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Echor Crystallion

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2023/10/09
10:39 UTC

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My first time doing Matte Painting.. Your thoughts? [NUKE]

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2023/10/02
09:22 UTC

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Old fashioned matte painting

Is there anyone in this group that does Matte painting by hand? Like in the films made in the '50s through '70s. Would love to see your work.

2 Comments
2023/09/14
18:56 UTC

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I don’t know if it’s normal to ask this kind of question

I have purchased the cgma matte painting masterclass. Now I realize i need to purchase mp4fm Garret fry’s camera projection course. My ass is currently dead broke.

This is just me here trying my luck. Maybe. Just maybe, someone might be willing to share his/her login with my broke ass. I know. I know this is hard. I just wanted to put this here. Who knows😭😬

0 Comments
2023/08/24
19:09 UTC

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Using AI to create Matte Paintings ➡ After Effects Full Tutorial: Generative Fill with Moving Shot!

2 Comments
2023/07/25
19:12 UTC

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Today I learned that James Cameron is a talented painter and in his youth he did matte painting on John Carpenters "Escape from New York"

3 Comments
2023/07/12
14:57 UTC

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Adam Savage's Tested - Do You Recognize This Movie Matte Painting?

3 Comments
2023/06/20
00:03 UTC

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Can you share any suggestion on making beautiful skyies not using photos ? Can you share your tips on making yourown skies ?

5 Comments
2023/06/17
16:20 UTC

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Concept art chats or communities

Hello, I was wondering if someone knows any chats or communities of Canada-based concept artists! Any socials are ok. I would be so grateful if someone helps me with that!

0 Comments
2023/05/31
18:12 UTC

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How do we match black point and white point of two images in Photoshop to create a seamless composite image?

1 Comment
2023/05/24
17:07 UTC

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Having issues when merging Photoshop layers of Mattepainting

I have been tasked to add some extra stuff on a building. I have to hand over the extra stuff without merging it with the input plate. The problem is when I merge the layers without input plate I am facing alpha channel issues, patches appearing on the edge etc. I have created alpha channel in the Channels Tab but that didn't fix it either.

What is the correct workflow of taking Mattepaintings into Nuke ?

3 Comments
2023/05/14
12:43 UTC

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Ultimate Guide to finding Reference for Concept Artist / Digital Artist

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2023/05/05
10:10 UTC

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Introductory video on VDM Oceans in C4D

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2023/04/29
13:48 UTC

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How do I create realistic crack on concrete wall ?

Edit:

I found a method that seems to work for the most part. Helped me create relatively better cracks than other photobashing techniques.

Download Crack PBR texture maps (the kind we use for 3D texturing). (You can also create custom textures from image with Adobe Sampler. It's AI based , super easy to do. Results may not be the best).

What I mainly use is Normal Map and Ambient Occlusion map. That's only required for creating cracks. Just put normal map and Ambient occlusion in a group. You can move, scale or adjust perspective of crack texture but make sure you do that to the entire group. It is important to move, scale or change perspective of all the texture maps you are using together.

Put a Hue-Saturation adjustment layer and Channel Mixer adjustment layer as Clipping mask on top of Normal map. Turn ON Monochrome option on Channel Mixer. That's it now you can use RGB channels on Channel mixer to adjust intensity of light and use Hue Slider on Hue-Saturation layer to adjust Direction of the light on the crack.

Mask out unwanted areas. The easiest way to just select only cracks is by putting a Levels on Ambient Occaslussion map and adjust the slider till cracks become fully black and other areas become fully white. You can just use Color Range selection tool and pick the cracks. Just put the selected area as layer mask on normal map. (If this doesn't give you good results you can also try channel selection method with Base Color map of cracks)

Since it's PBR texture you get physically accurate cracks. Also unlike hand painting you can adjust the direction of light and intensity whenever you want.

I am sharing this because I believe it might help somebody else who is searching for a method to do it. And this is a pretty cool method. I am sure this can be used in many other ways.

If you already use this method please share tips, tricks and methods you discovered along the way. Also if you know any better tools to create accurate Texture maps from image please tell me. I am getting mixed results with Adobe Sampler. It might be because I am a novice at this.

4 Comments
2023/04/26
07:57 UTC

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How many of you guys can do traditional painting and drawing? Did not being able to draw or paint held you back in your career ?

I can't draw or paint

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2023/04/24
08:01 UTC

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Junior job position

Hi, I am currently trying to look up for any job as a junior matte painter, do you know any database or posting site that would be helpful? I know it’s maybe too much to ask… I have tried but only could find mid/senior positions so I thought maybe give it a try here :) thank you

3 Comments
2023/04/22
02:24 UTC

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