Matte Painting Production Techniques

Matte Painting for Film with Chris Stoski

Chapter List

Description

In this title, Chris Stoski demonstrates his techniques for creating a complex matte painting. He illustrates how a matte artist utilizes 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, photographic reference materials and digital painting to complete a beautiful and efficient matte painting. Throughout the lecture he describes his techniques and relates his experiences designing shots for feature films and executing them as final matte paintings. From painting and image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop® to 3D particle-system waterfalls and animated vegetation blowing in the wind, this title offers a complete spectrum of knowledge for the beginner to intermediate matte painter.


Duration: 262 minutes

Format: SD 1024x768

Chapter List

  • 00. Preview
  • 01. Introduction
  • 02. Matte Painting Fundamentals
  • 03. Starting the Matte Painting
  • 04. Vegetation with Vue
  • 05. Creating the CG Palace
  • 06. Lighting and Render Passes
  • 07. Misty Clouds and Painting
  • 08. Painting with CG Renders
  • 09. Planning the Waterfalls
  • 10. Foreground Vegetation
  • 11. Final Painting Touches
  • 12. 3D Particles
  • 13. Compositing in Shake

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Chris Stoski

Art Director / Concept Designer

Chris Stoski is one of the leading matte painters and concept artists in the visual effects industry. His clients and employers include Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm, Matte World Digital, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Touchstone Pictures and The Cartoon Network to name a few. Recently he authored a book entitled "d'artiste: Matte Painting" in conjunction with Dylan Cole and Alp Altiner, and published by Ballistic Publishing. His film credits include Star Wars Episode III, The Ring, The Last Samurai and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. He currently works for ILM as a Lead Digital Matte Artist.

  • "Chris Stoski is one of the leading matte painters in the industry, having authored many rich digital environments in recent films while at ILM and Matte World Digital. He has also been very supportive in contributing to the CG online community, and these tutorials will become a standard for learning the full range of techniques used on high-end matte work, from 2d painting to 3d set extension ."

    - Eric Hanson
    Producer