The Digital Matte Painting Handbook

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Wiley, Mar 10, 2011 - Computers - 350 pages
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The only how-to guide dedicated to mastering the technique ofdigital matte painting!

Matte painting affords seamless integration between anartistís painting with live action film footage and allowsfor greater flexibility and creative input in the appearance ofmovie settings. This unique book reveals a variety of tools andtechniques that are both industry and classroom tested and willenhance your existing skill set. Veteran author and instructorDavid Mattingly walks you through the process of creating a mattepainting, starting with rough concept sketches, working out theperspective drawing, adding light and shadow, and texturing all ofthe elements in the painting. Youíll gradually upgrade tousing Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya in order to fulfillyour matte painting vision.

  • Escorts you through the process of creating a matte painting,starting with the initial concept sketch, adding light and shadow,texturing elements, and incorporating motion and depth
  • Author is an experienced matte artist and teacher and shares aplethora of unique industry- and classroom-tested tools andtechniques
  • Features helpful step-by-step instructions accompanied byscreen shots and photos to illustrate the process of creating amatte painting

Whether youíre creating a background for a studioproduction, independent film, TV commercial, or YouTube video,The Digital Matte Painting Handbook helps you successfullycomplete your project.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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About the author (2011)

David B. Mattingly teaches digital matte painting at two of the leading art schools in the United States: School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute in New York. He was head of the Walt Disney Studios Matte Department and has worked for over three decades as a matte artist on major motion pictures including The Black Hole, Dick Tracy, and I, Robot. He is an internationally known science fiction illustrator with more than 2,000 book covers to his credit, including the New York Times bestselling "Honor Harrington" and "Animorphs" series.

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