Matte Painting Feedback – Mars

Kammka¬†on Reddit sent me an environment shot he’s done to get some feedbacks on it. I wanted to record a video, but as I couldn’t find the time to properly seat at my desk with a microphone, I decided to write the feedbacks in a post. So Kammka’s project was to reproduce a shot inspired by Martian, you know, this wonderful shots of Mars’s surface, very moody, which I believe have been done mainly by MPC (but I might be wrong, so no offense…) ¬†First of all, I must say that the shot works technically. The length is good, the…

Clarisse for Environment

This video has been presented by the studio RaynaultVFX at Siggraph 2018. I worked with Matthieu, years ago, and I’m really happy to see how he jumped into Clarisse, which is really adapted to a small size Environment/DMP studio. This presentation shows a perfect example of my favourite Matte Painting workflow using Clarisse for scattering and rendering passes for DMP. What is really important, which I think is forgotten too often is that there is no need to push the build too far at the beginning of a shot. Once the layout of basic geo without texture is approved, we…

More Star Wars Traditional Matte Painting

I already put some traditional matte painting from Star Wars in the Gallery, but I just found new one I didn’t know ! I had to post them here ! I know, we always keep referring to Star Wars, which has been now done 35 years ago, but hey, it’s so cool to see Chris Evans adding small details to the Death Star, or Mike Pangrazio to paint parts of the Millenium Falcon ! Hope you enjoy it ! Just click on the pictures to enlarge them.