Animating a Mountain Scene Matte Painting in Photoshop and NUKE

Throughout this tutorial we will go from Photoshop to NUKE covering the creative process from a Photoshop 2D file, to a final NUKE animation. Software required: Photoshop CS6, MODO 701, NUKE 7.0v8.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 9, 2014
Duration
3h 43m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 9, 2014
Duration
3h 43m
Description

Throughout this tutorial we will go from Photoshop to NUKE covering the creative process from a Photoshop 2D file, to a final NUKE animation.We will work in MODO to create basic geometry to project our layers. Then we will go through the 3D scene creation process in NUKE arranging our scene and adding some extra animated spice to bring it all to life. Software required: Photoshop CS6, MODO 701, NUKE 7.0v8.

About the author
About the author

Ed Lopez started as a photographer and photo manipulator more than 17 years ago.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Ed Lopez. I'm the lead <<INAUDIBLE>> painter and art director at Epics FX Studios. My current, or latest works projects include Conquest 1453, <<INAUDIBLE>> TV series, and I'm <<INAUDIBLE>> for a movie for the Turkish market. In this course we're going to learn how to create a digital matte painting of a mountain landscape, and then use models to create geometry for projection. And finally, we will be using NUKE to create a 3D scene with both camera and elements animation to bring the scene to life. Some of the key take aways from watching this course will include learning how to, one, create a detailed matte painting, two, planning for layered projection, three, easily creating geometry in model, four, setting up a NUKE 3D scene from a Photoshop file, and five, animating and rendering a film ready scene. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to create a matte painting fast and efficiently all the way to an animated final scene within hours. I'm excited to work with Digital Tutors and share these techniques. So let's go ahead and get started with the first lesson.