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Kutkin
04-01-2007, 10:47 AM
Hi everyone!
I thought I would show something I've been working on lately.
This was actually my first paid job as a matte painter. http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

As you might have guessed from the headline, it was about turning several day panoramas of a city into a night ones.
I did it for Wicked Liquid FX and Merit/Andrew company.



http://sweb.cz/Animos_PC/images/Tvorba/night_pano1.jpg


http://sweb.cz/Animos_PC/images/Tvorba/night_pano2.jpg


http://sweb.cz/Animos_PC/pano3_hotel_7.jpg

Detail:
http://www.rybarstvi-hodonin.cz/kutkin_web/matte/images/ncity3_det.jpg

And a source for the last image:

http://sweb.cz/Animos_PC/images/Tvorba/night_pano3_bef.jpg


I didn't make the sky very realistic, I just wanted it to look nice... http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

So I hope you like it.
Any crits and comments are very appreciated.

cheers
- Pavel

JJASSO
04-01-2007, 11:41 PM
hey pavel , congratulations on your first proffesional matte painting, I think it looks really great and photorealistic

I like the sky as it is now, it is reallistic to me, just as detailed as it should be, great detail in the painting, congratulations again

kbarts
04-02-2007, 10:54 AM
Really great! Keep up!

Kutkin
04-02-2007, 01:57 PM
Thanks guys!

Jaime - Thank you very much, it really means a lot to me.
:)

everlite
04-02-2007, 02:16 PM
Hey mate, looks really nice. No crit, well done :thumbsup:

Matellis
04-02-2007, 04:25 PM
Hey congrats on your first paid matte painting gig! and very nice matte :D

You know the matte painting forum gets half your wage right?! ;)

Cheers dude!

Mechis
04-10-2007, 03:10 AM
Wow... that's pretty amazing. Can you give a little behind the scenes info about how you did this? Thanks!
~Mechis

Kutkin
04-10-2007, 03:21 PM
Thanks.:)
Yeah, I can explain the process a little bit. Just make a selection of the sky and delete it.
Darken everything down and take some lights from photos and put them on Screen blend mode.
You can then take some buildings from the original image and adjust them by curves to look like lit by lights. And paint the sky and details, lit faces of buildings and other things.

Hope this helps:D

cheers

Mechis
04-10-2007, 05:34 PM
So for the big square windows that are close to the viewer, you used levels and the street lights are from another photo.

What about the lights that are out in the distance? What technique did you use for all the little pinpoint lights that blend together? Were the the little windows in the round building done via levels?

Also, how were you able to isolate your selections to the windows? Were you able to do it via color somehow?

Thanks!
~Mechis

AnimZiggy
04-10-2007, 05:40 PM
great stuff... congrats on first paid job.

Kutkin
04-10-2007, 06:33 PM
Well, I didn't use levels or curves for the windows... Just for buildings lighting. I used either windows from photo or I just painted it. On the round building in the first picture it's from photo.

Lights in distance are from photos. Just cut and paste the horizon and set it to Screen blend mode. Then some Curves and blending and that's it. For some parts I used round or square brush with wide spacing and color and opacity jitter for those very far lights.


AnimZiggy: Thanks!

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