Matte Painting

Matte painting focuses on the aspect of background elements for visual effects (VFX), 3D animated films, and games. Matte painters create set extensions to supplement 3D elements. In modern times, matte painting is an integral part of 3D animation and VFX pipeline.

This course progresses from the ideation phase, to the conceptual phase, and concludes with the execution of a matte painting project. This course is designed bearing in mind the five components, namely, Concept, Perspective, Tone, Texturing, and Camera projection.

This course covers the aspect of creating realistic and dynamic backgrounds using photo references and painting techniques using Photoshop.

Day 1

  • Introduction
    • Speaker introduction and Showcase.
    • Introduction to Matte painting
    • What is Matte painting?
    • Importance of Matte painting
    • Uses of Matte painting
    • Matte painting pipeline
    • Expectation from a matte painting artist
    • Research based on Directors brief
    • Referencing as per the brief.
    • Matte painting process :
      • Blocking
      • Perspective
      • relative scale
      • color pallet
      • Idea on paper
    • Creating Matte for 3d animated films :
      • Ideation
      • 360 degree /180 degree matte painting
      • Photo Library for reference
      • Building the scene
      • Layer management in Photoshop
      • Light and shadow painting
      • CG Objects integration in Matte Painting
      • Matte Projection techniques

Day 2

  • Creating Matte for VFX shot
    • Ideation
    • Photo Library for reference
    • Building the scene
    • Layer management in Photoshop
    • Light and shadow painting
    • CG Objects integration in Matte Painting
    • Camera Projection
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Matte Painting
    • Look enhancement using live or cg objects
  • Q & A
  • Studio expectation from a matte painting artist

What you will gain from the session?

The session will help students comprehend Matte painting fundamentals. It will provide an insight on how Matte paining integrates seamlessly into the scene; in turn, optimizing the resources and enhancing the visual quality of the scene in 3D animation, films, and games.

Mr. Vinod More
A passionate painter with a creative mind, He’s a Bachelor's in Fine Art and Master’s in Design, Mr. Vinod More has been working for past thirteen years in the industry. He has been associated with humongous studious like Double Negative, Prime Focus Ltd, Reliance Media Works, Pixion Studios. To add to his credits Mr. Vinod has worked on many of the blockbuster like Terminator-Genesis, Geostorm, Sin city: Damn to kill for, Expendable 2, Golmaal, Golmaal 2, Golmaal Returns, and Atithi tum kab jaoge to name a few in Hollywood and Bollywood.