Saturday, May 19, 2012

Raz Media matte painting

Sharing with you my latest matte painting for Raz Media in Perth/Australia. Music video by western Australian band Origin to their track "Something Stronger" takes place on deserted,unknown planet with rigid, volcanic and uninviting landscape. The foreground will be part of the footage shot in the green screen studio. The 3d digital model will extend the set and the matte painting will fill the far background as well as the sky. I will post final video here once it's finished and posted online by Raz Media. What you see here is in 90% photographs with some mountains in the far background rendered in Vue xStream 10. Combined in PS CS5.5

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Temple of Kong matte painting competition results

The CG Channel's March King Kong competition has come to an end and the results were announced yesterday.
I made the second place this time which is great! Congratulations Bobby and Gene! Great paintings this time around.

Results thread:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Temple of Kong - Final matte painting

Here is finished " Temple of Kong" matte painting for the CG Channel competition. You can find the sketch for this competition in one of the previous posts. The plan was to include ZBrush sculpt in the foreground but unfortunately I ran out of time. I might do projection in the future and post it here so come back sometime. The WIP thread that shows few steps of the process can be viewed here :

I have created basic 3d model in 3d Max. I matched the perspective and rendered fairly simple RGB pass and textured it in Photoshop. I used 3d trees in order to achieve maximum lighting accuracy, they are not hyper realistic but will have to do for now. Waterfalls come from various photos as well as the horizon line image.

If you would like to check out animation of this painting with waterfalls in motion and small foreground parallax please check out my reel at around 1min :