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The only how-to guide dedicated to mastering the technique ofdigital matte painting!

Matte painting affords seamless integration between anartist’s painting with live action film footage and allowsfor greater flexibility and creative input in the appearance ofmovie settings. This unique book reveals a variety of tools andtechniques that are both industry and classroom tested and willenhance your existing skill set. Veteran author and instructorDavid Mattingly walks you through the process of creating a mattepainting, starting with rough concept sketches, working out theperspective drawing, adding light and shadow, and texturing all ofthe elements in the painting. You’ll gradually upgrade tousing Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya in order to fulfillyour matte painting vision.

  • Escorts you through the process of creating a matte painting,starting with the initial concept sketch, adding light and shadow,texturing elements, and incorporating motion and depth
  • Author is an experienced matte artist and teacher and shares aplethora of unique industry- and classroom-tested tools andtechniques
  • Features helpful step-by-step instructions accompanied byscreen shots and photos to illustrate the process of creating amatte painting

Whether you’re creating a background for a studioproduction, independent film, TV commercial, or YouTube video,The Digital Matte Painting Handbook helps you successfullycomplete your project.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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