Digital Matte Painting 5: Camera Projection in Maya

Digital Matte Painting 5: Camera Projection in Maya

Digital Matte Painting 5: Camera Projection in Maya is an Beginner level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by the creator, David Mattingly. This study is a critical base for anyone who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation skills. It provides you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, CAD, Design, Digital Painting, Photography, Video, Rendering, Visual Effects, Maya, Photoshop, 3D + Animation, CAD, Design, Digital Painting, Photography, Video, Rendering, Visual Effects, Maya and Photoshop.

Free Download - Digital Matte Painting 5: Camera Projection in Maya
Author David Mattingly
Publish Date 1/9/2014
Skill Beginner
Duration 3h 22m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 45
Last Update N/A

What really makes a matte painting come to life? A technique called camera projection can transform a 2D matte painting—like the fiery castle built in previous installments of this series—into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera and shifting perspective. In this, the fifth and final installment of Digital Matte Painting Essentials, David Mattingly shows how to use Maya’s powerful toolset to add perspective and animation. First, you’ll break out the layers of the painting, create rough geometry inside Maya to match the forms, and then project texture onto those forms to give them depth. Then you’ll learn how to add an animated camera, special effects, and create a fully realized 3D environment from the painting.

Topics include:

  • What is camera projection?
  • Isolating the layers in your painting
  • Setting up for projection camera
  • Adding geometry
  • Projecting textures
  • Animating the camera
  • Vertex modeling
  • Animating the background
  • Adding flames, smoke, and glows
  • Rendering your project

Digital Matte Painting 5: Camera Projection in Maya : Video Lessons

  • Introduction1m 1s
  • Using the exercise files1m 31s
  • What is camera projection?1m 44s
  • Preparing the textured castle for camera projection3m 5s
  • Isolating the first two layers7m 51s
  • Isolating the rest of the layers6m 6s
  • Preparing individual files of each layer6m 25s
  • The CastleAll layer1m 26s
  • Maya basics4m 26s
  • Creating a projection camera2m 34s
  • Adding the image plane3m 39s
  • Positioning the grid2m 9s
  • Setting device and film aspect ratios5m 51s
  • Adding a box for the base of the castle5m 1s
  • Matching the camera to the painting7m 42s
  • Positioning the next four boxes4m 37s
  • Creating the rest of the castle geometry3m 7s
  • Modeling the hill7m 13s
  • Adding the sky2m 49s
  • Projecting the first texture6m 48s
  • Projecting the castle walls7m 48s
  • Projecting the rest of the textures3m 31s
  • Animating the camera5m 23s
  • Rendering the scene4m 19s
  • Fixing two common projection problems4m 53s
  • Installing filmBackAtYa6m 41s
  • Adding cylinders for the front towers5m 30s
  • Adding spheres for the domes5m 30s
  • Vertex modeling6m 23s
  • Preparing the file for After Effects5m 55s
  • Retiming the plate5m 21s
  • Colorizing the plate6m 1s
  • Adding a moving sky3m 31s
  • Displacing the smoke5m 52s
  • Rendering out the moving background3m 36s
  • Bringing the moving background into Maya2m 35s
  • Great websites for stock video2m 55s
  • Adding flames6m 40s
  • Rendering out glowing smoke5m 31s
  • Creating an alpha channel2m 42s
  • Adding special effect glows3m 44s
  • Creating a lava waterfall6m 59s
  • Render settings4m 23s
  • Final render1m 9s
  • Goodbye54s

Recommended video tutorials from YouTube.

  • Digital matte painting tutorial: What is camera projection? |
  • With camera projection for digital matte paintings, you'll usually see shifts in perspective in the shot. Explore the concept of camera projection in this tutorial.

  • DateTime : 2014-09-19 21:38:55
  • Source : LinkedIn Learning
  • Camera Projection in Maya. Part 05, Rendering 2.5D Digital Matte Paintings
  • Looking at the steps for rendering out our digital matte painting image sequences and then converting the image sequence to a .mov.

  • DateTime : 2020-04-02 23:53:34
  • Source : Richard Gavin
  • Digital Matte Painting Reel - Liane Li
  • My digital mattepaint projects! 1st Shot - The Journey Software used: Maya 2015 for modelling geos, NukeX 8 for projection, Photoshop CS5 2nd Shot - 2050 ...

  • DateTime : 2016-07-16 05:12:04
  • Source : Lianesssss

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