Posted: Wed, 10th Jun 2009, 4:12pm
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Does anyone know hoe to do matte paintings like thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mC3XiQoPfw
Posted: Wed, 10th Jun 2009, 4:14pm
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Either you paint it by hand in real life (hence why its called a matte "painting"), or you create it in pure CG via a 3D program, you find a still image somewhere and just use that, or you create it in Photoshop etc.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matte_painting
Posted: Wed, 10th Jun 2009, 4:23pm
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As Xcession says, you can create backgrounds however you want - in the end, they're just videos or images, so the source can be anything.
The matte paintings in that video don't look like actual paintings, they look like several photos that have been composited together. It's an effective technique when used well. Take a mountain photo and a castle photo, composite them together, than add your actor.
I'm working on something similar at the moment for a new FXhome tutorial DVD - hoping to have a sneak peek of it up soon.