View Full Version : Need help about canvas size

04 April 2006, 06:15 AM
Hi, i'm newbie to this forum.

1) Just wondering what is the most chosen canvas size for commercial DMP. (like Starwars I,II and III)

2) How many time you taken for finished 1 image ?


04 April 2006, 03:41 PM
I am also wondering this, for a matte painting, intended for a film shot in HD, what size is reccomended for the matte? My matte work is mostly in 3D with some post work, as I can not paint, but I imagine that it couldn't hurt to render oversize, rather than sticking with the simple HD format.


04 April 2006, 04:00 PM
I belive most people use 4k, which is 4096 pixels across, and around 2048 pixes from top to bottom.

04 April 2006, 05:40 PM
I agree with Ratman 4k is a standar but ILM has some done some 25k wide panoramas , it all depends on you output resolution always paint as big as you can , details are much easier to paint

refer to this link where some of the pro mattepainters around explain what resolution they use and why

04 April 2006, 02:28 AM
Interesting, so if I render out a few stills, and do only minor touch up, I should render at 4k, if I expect it to work in HD at all?


04 April 2006, 02:36 PM
Im no expert, but I think most work at twice the rez they are doing the output for, then they can size down, and compress some of the detail to blend it a little better. Also allows for some
camera move, pan, placement, etc.

Also see these great Dusso starwars mattes

These were some of those ultra wide, for a long zoom in shot. beautiful works.

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