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01-17-2005, 05:11 PM
Please us this thread to post your topics and link to your images/videos for future MATTEWARS.


01-17-2005, 06:10 PM
making a night scene from a morning shot would be a great challenge i think.

01-17-2005, 06:17 PM
Post Apocalypse... turn a city shot into a nuclear wasteland.

Deep Space... for all the scifi nuts, paint a 2001-esque space station or a galaxy or whatever.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea... get a nice underwater shot and add a habitat complex, or a submarine, etc.

01-17-2005, 07:25 PM
maybe it's a good idea to have the rule that you only can suggest topics if you provide a source plate? :)

01-17-2005, 09:06 PM
Ruins of an ancient civilization - Get a jungle or desert picture and paint the ruins of the civilization on it.

High tech civilization - A picture of some place to make a futuristic town.

Whatever you want - give us a picture and the theme is decided by wich one (Could be done from time to time...).

01-17-2005, 09:59 PM
In order of preference :)

Glorious Rome (http://csr.oli.tudelft.nl/huizen/hg/cgt/matte/gloriousrome.jpg)
The Lost City (http://csr.oli.tudelft.nl/huizen/hg/cgt/matte/thelostcity.JPG)
Horror Hotel (http://csr.oli.tudelft.nl/huizen/hg/cgt/matte/hotelhorror.jpg)
Collapse (http://csr.oli.tudelft.nl/huizen/hg/cgt/matte/collapse.jpg)
A Desert Story (http://csr.oli.tudelft.nl/huizen/hg/cgt/matte/reincarnated.jpg)

I got these source files from El dorado, check it out this place is *huge* with loads of high les images


01-18-2005, 01:24 AM
I live a few blocks from Lake Michagan, I could try to get a shore shot when I have free time...

01-18-2005, 03:41 AM
I live in Toronto, I have a fairly large library of personal digital photography. I wouldn't mind donating a few images that would be appropriate for this mini challenge, looks fun :) Message me Roberto if you are interested. I can send you a contact sheet with 12-24 images. Anything for some community interaction. :)

01-18-2005, 09:49 AM
I think one should definitely supply a pic together with the topic suggestion :)

Here is mine:
Paint a head (http://www.holgerfrohloff.de/images/mattes/paintahead.jpg) (just add a new head to the side or perhaps modify the existing ones to be others :)


01-19-2005, 03:01 AM
Here are some suggestions to go with some pics I've taken on my "world travels"...

Middle-earth meltdown (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/hobbiton16.jpg)

Treehouse (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/waitomo3.jpg)

And suddenly the peace was broken... (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/ferry_view5.jpg)

Make your own monument (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/dog_monument.jpg)

Outlaw hideout (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/kaitoke_rivendell5.jpg)

Paint the roof (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/sydney06.jpg)

Stonehenge under attack (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/stonehengeB.jpg) (this pic might be too blurry to use)

UFO's over Sydney (http://www.k-squared.com/pics_4_mattes/sydney12.jpg)

01-23-2005, 10:50 PM
Hi people!

I just got back from a months trip to Cambodia, so I'll have a lot of interesting source imagery for you all, especially in the area of jungle and ruins. :D

01-29-2005, 06:37 AM
hmm, i dont have any referance image, but "Structures on Mars" would be a cool one for a rocky desert scene.

Heck, structures on the moon could be cool too. We could use NASA photos.

02-02-2005, 06:05 AM
I live in Toronto, I have a fairly large library of personal digital photography. I wouldn't mind donating a few images that would be appropriate for this mini challenge, looks fun :) Message me Roberto if you are interested. I can send you a contact sheet with 12-24 images. Anything for some community interaction. :)

Please pick what you think are your best images, and post some topics....

Trust me we will use them.


02-08-2005, 05:01 PM
Space station / mothership


Space fighter attack!


They were already there...


Hurry! lets get out of here!


02-08-2005, 06:01 PM
The Main Entrance to Moria

City of Troy

Stonehenge City

Manhattan in 2078

I also wanted to do Atlantis, but I couldn't find a suitable picture..

[url="http://gal.mvc.ru/gallery/images//nature/rn0UyWuW761.jpg"] (http://www.hydromod.de/opcom/images/PT-Coast.jpg)

02-12-2005, 08:47 AM
Until now we have taken an environment and painted in details.
It would be nice to do something the other way around. Like taking a photograph of for example a house or a ship or something, and paint the surrounding landscape.
Something like this I mean: http://www.dusso.com/images/mp02/mp46.html

02-12-2005, 09:02 PM
Here are a few ideas:

Monster Attack (http://www.r-vision.cz/images/usa/01%20Prilet%20do%20USA/1-14-New%20York%20Street.jpg)

The Wizard (http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/family_album/gabe66.JPG)

The Monk (http://www.geogr.uni-goettingen.de/kus/pics/vn8/www-vn2002-old-man-pagoda-mittel1.jpg)

Mobile Urban Command Center (http://www.highrollers4x4club.com/our_auto_show/2003_our_show_pics/white_van.jpg)

Shangri-La (http://peacham.homeip.net/china/images/wpe1A2.jpg)

02-22-2005, 06:21 AM
I have an Idea (many):

Get a picture of a castle (for excample Versaille palace) and turn it into a GHOST CASTLE
Get a picture of a calm village (nightshot wouldb be perfect with moonlight) and the give a task to the artists to turn it into a zombie village, where zombies are crawling around
Get a picture of something beautiful and good (like good/evil good) and turn something like that into evil. BaHahawahaahhaa...
Get a picture of a politic person (Bush) and turn the picture of (him/her/it?) into something stupid or funny (you decide)
Feel free to deform and reuse my ideas I just had some popup ideas an i wanted to share


Get a picture of an anorexic or a very thin person ( Ally Mcbean ) and try to turn that person into a really fat or just a fat person.

03-02-2005, 12:15 PM
hola! i was just wondering when will we have the next mattewars?

03-12-2005, 08:27 PM
Did i get this right, that the matte wars are only once a month?

03-15-2005, 06:38 AM
Hi all,

How about an Elephant into a Oliphant (Them big nasty Elephant creatures from Lord of the Rings)

or even a little heard of them- what will an oliphant look like in it's natural habitat or are they bread in captivity?


03-21-2005, 07:45 PM
sorry, had to delete contents, wrong topic :-)

04-29-2005, 07:30 AM
maybe something easier to start, a day/night, or change to winter scene. I also liked the haunted house thing I've seen lately.

04-30-2005, 04:12 PM
"Chaos: is the excess of order a nightmare?"
"Lucifer: the evilness incarnated"
"Your Paradise"
"Old Knights: knighthood on his decline"
"Orc War Beast"
"your vision of America"
"The Greatest Sea"
"Waterfalls are pink"
"The Deep Forest of Your Dreams"
"Nonsense: beyond comprehension"
"Aliens are so nice :)"

05-01-2005, 09:44 PM
A really low res pic I took along time ago:
The topic?

05-02-2005, 12:35 AM
nice layering on the rocks

05-12-2005, 08:42 PM
Iíve got an idea for matte wars that takes its inspiration from Aaron Sims' Creature Designs and coincides with nocricís ideas a couple of posts up:

Jekyll and Hyde (I guess I should give credit to Robert Louis Stevenson too!)

What we do is take someoneís photo (unfortunately I have to post a picture (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bradyresidence.com/greg99.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bradyresidence.com/greg99.html&h=248&w=199&sz=10&tbnid=6e5-8HESxjsJ:&tbnh=106&tbnw=85&hl=en&start=105&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnice%2Bguy%26start%3D100%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN)according to the rules. Apologies to Berry Williams) and paint the alter ego standing next to the person.

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