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avmani
01-06-2006, 08:25 PM
Hi everybody!

I have a doubt in mattepainting.while i have to create a landscape or anything else,can i use photographs and images that downloaded from net. eventhough i correct the colour and lighting of them will it be a mattepainting? in any of the studios following this method in their production ? or else will they paint the whole scene by themselves?

halo
01-06-2006, 08:49 PM
there's no law on what to do and what not to...its what works that counts and if a photo is better than any other method, or more efficient, then go with it. That said for professional work all source material will have its copyright cleared before the image is used.

Whipyo
01-07-2006, 08:38 AM
I work as a retoucher and use images from the web all the time but only if I somehow change it so it is not recognizable. If it is for commercial work then you should be careful about this.

For personal stuff anything goes.

avmani
01-07-2006, 09:59 AM
Hi halo (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=99) and Whipyo (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=168316) thanks a lot guys....
In the films which we works for were low budget films and in short schedule, so that VFX companies runs behind the deadline than quality.so we uses images to make a scene. so that i asked how it's in your companies.
thankyou.

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