Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter
Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter is an Intermediate level course on 3D + Animation, produced by the author, David Mattingly. This course is an important pillar for an individual who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Design, Digital Painting, Compositing, Illustration, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, Photoshop, 3D + Animation, Design, Digital Painting, Compositing, Illustration, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects and Photoshop.
In this course, well-known author, teacher, and illustrator David Mattingly demonstrates his production-proven matte painting techniques and shows how to turn a summer daytime scene into a wintry nightscape using Photoshop and After Effects. David shows how to take a plate, or a still shot from a film, and alter key elements to change the season and time of day. Using advance digital matte painting methods, David removes all of the greenery from the mountains, fields, and trees, and covers them with snow. Then he replaces the sky, and adds realistic touches such as chimney smoke, icicles, and night-lit windows. In the final chapters, you’ll discover how to create an animated scene that cross-dissolves between the two versions.
- Making precise selections using the Color Range command
- Controlling reference material through layer masks
- Creating custom brushes
- Painting snow, icicles, and trees
- Painting through a high-contrast matte
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Animating smoke and falling snow
- Reformatting and rendering a scene in After Effects