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.
What you'll learn
In this tutorial, we will learn to animate a matte painting in Photoshop and 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.
Table of contents
- Starting with the Document Size Set Up 10m
- Adding the Mountains and Sky Layers 10m
- Setting up the Castle and Masking 11m
- Detailing the Castle Mask 11m
- Finalizing the Castle Mask and Primary Shading 8m
- Setting up Foreground Rocks and the Central Mountain Layer 10m
- Creating a New Castle Dome Layer 10m
- Using the Clone Tool and Refining Edges 9m
- Refining the Layer Edges 11m
- Detailing Each Layer Mask 5m
- Shading and Correcting the Layers 7m
- Shading the Appearance of the Left Mountain 7m
- Adding New Mountain Elements 8m
- Finalizing the Shading of the Image 10m
- Bringing Our Image into MODO 12m
- Finishing the Foreground Geometry 6m
- Adjusting Our Geometry and Preparing It for Export 9m
- Exporting the Geometry 7m
- Preparing the NUKE Scene 9m
- Setting up the 3D Scene 8m
- Setting up the Castle and Other Cards 10m
- Fine Tuning Geometry Placement and Animating the Camera 9m
- Final Layer and Geometry Placement 9m
- Editing Geometry and Adding Extra Elements 9m
- Color Balance and Final Rendering 7m