Welcome to our second Digital Matte Painting monthly challenge, presented by CGSociety! These short monthly challenges are meant to be fun while at the same time, allow you to create a nice looking piece in the end and win some prizes if you place in the top three.
All skill levels of artists are welcome in this challenge!
The prizes for top 3 placements are:
1st Prize: 1 x CGWorkshop, 1 xCGTOD, 1 x Ballistic Book of Choice, 1 x CGSConnect Membership
2nd Prize: 1x CGTOD, 1 x Ballistic Book of Choice, 1 x CGSConnect Membership
3rd Prize: 1 x Ballistic Book of Choice, 1 x CGSConnect Membership
Required in every monthly challenge to qualify for the prizes:
Post one rough concept of your idea and at least two work in progress images in the forum. Your final draft must be delivered on or before 11:59pm PST on the last day of the month of the challenge.
To enter, simply create a new thread in this forum with the DATE of challenge and name such as: “August 2014 - David Luong”
This months task is to create a Digital Matte Painting matching into the “Monolithic Dogmatism” Elder Archives establishing shot.
Objective: To create a cinematic digital matte painting production Styleframe environment shot. This can include atmospherics but should ideally not contain animated objects such as water, vehicles or people, as we will be judging primarily based on the clean DMP itself.
You can use one of the provided images as your plate, but don’t need to: http://davidluong.net/cgsociety/dmpmc_2014.08/ref/
Alternatively, you can use your own as long as the final result matches aesthetically. Present your final image at 2048x872 pixel resolution.
Match the original mood, colour, lighting and architecture as best as possible! The idea is that your shot could play within the same sequence of the final movie.
Works in progress (W.I.P.) MUST be shown here in order to be considered for prize placement. You must have at least a basic concept, AND at least two rough versions posted in the forum for critiques or you will not qualify.
Tip: Concentrate on matching “the feel” over everything else.
Well be judging on clean matte edges, lighting direction and color accuracy according to the original reference, and creativity within the given parameters of this challenge. Good luck to everyone! Please feel free to ask any questions here.
As always, you can ask general digital matte painting questions, and post WIP work not pertaining to this challenge in the regular DMP forum here: http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=196