The Gnomon Workshop has released Matte Painting Techniques for Concept Design, a new five-hour masterclass recorded by World War Z artist Francesco Corvino.
Like Garrett Fry’s Advanced 3D Matte Painting Techniques, released last month, the video emphasises both 3D and 2D techniques: in this case, using Maya, V-Ray and Photoshop.
Photorealistic environments through augmented 3D renders
Starting from a rough sketch, Corvino models a 3D scene in Maya, extracting UVs and creating textures in Photoshop, lights and and renders it in V-Ray, and imports the rendered design into Photoshop.
The video explores how to integrate all 3D and 2D elements using photo-manipulation and painting techniques, augmenting the render with additional textures and elements.
About the artist
Francesco Corvino is a concept designer, art director and matte painter. He gained a Master’s in architecture, then began his career in entertainment at the Aaron Sims Company, where he worked for several years.
Now at Rodeo FX, his recent projects include World War Z, Wrath of the Titans, 300: Rise of an Empire and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Pricing and availability
Matte Painting Techniques for Concept Design is available as a direct download from The Gnomon Workshop’s online store, price $59. A DVD release will follow shortly.
Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by the Gnomon School of Visual Effects.
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