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Rayan
03-31-2006, 06:15 AM
hi
I am new in 3d(i am maya user).I see many work in web that making by matte painting.
What is digital matte painting? I need some basic information about matte painting.
Thank You.:)

tobiasth
03-31-2006, 09:53 AM
take a look here
http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=719

JIII
03-31-2006, 09:57 PM
A digital matte uses digital methods rather than traidtional ones :-). Painter, photoshop, 3d software etc. The function is not different, just the means of creation.

-JIII

ralphmanning
03-31-2006, 11:54 PM
A digital matte uses digital methods rather than traidtional ones :-). Painter, photoshop, 3d software etc. The function is not different, just the means of creation.

-JIII:D

Yeah, that nicely covers the 'digital' part, but if you didn't even know what a (non-digital) matte painting is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matte_painting
http://www.answers.com/matte%20painting%20

Rayan
04-01-2006, 05:29 AM
thank you all.I guess in matte painting We get real photo and We add some detail with software like photoshop and maya...is it??

JIII
04-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Sometimes you don't get a photograph, for my latest project I certainly am not. Thank god I am a supervisor and not directly involved in the painting, only pre-modelling.

Yes, photoshop + 3D isn't a bad way to do a matte. Really, as people have said, anything goes; if a photograph of a pudding works, use it.

-JIII

timwarnock
04-02-2006, 05:20 PM
Here is the explanation my wife Beth gives our friends and family when they ask what I do for a living.

"You know on DVD extras when you see the actors standing in front of the green and blue screens? Well Tim paints the pictures that go over the blue and the green."
:)

If you take a look at Dylan Cole's (http://www.dylancolestudio.com) reel, he breaks it down nicely so you can see what exactly he has done as a matte painter. Because most of it is 2D it's a bit less confusing then matte work that involves a lot of 3D and can some times be difficult to see what part of it is matte painting. I hope that helps.

Cheers,
Tim

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