Creating Panoramic Matte Painting Projections in Photoshop and Maya

In this tutorial, we will create and project a panoramic matte painting. We will start by going over the process of understanding and working with panoramic matte paintings using camera projections. Software required: Maya 2012, Photoshop CS6, NUKE 6.3, PTGui 9.1.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
August 12, 2013
Duration
2h 43m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
August 12, 2013
Duration
2h 43m
Description

In this tutorial, we will create and project a panoramic matte painting. We will start by going over the process of understanding and working with panoramic matte paintings using camera projections. We begin by shooting our plate, processing our images, stitching them with PtGui and building a simple custom camera rig using Maya and NUKE. With that we will create the required projections in the scene. Then we will model all of the geometry required, extract the elements, and setup a 3D scene inside NUKE. We continue by adding in various other objects and finishing with a cityscape. Over the whole tutorial we will take a look at many different tools and techniques used with Photoshop, Maya, PtGui & NUKE in a matte painting workflow, which can be used in your own personal projects. Software required: Maya 2012, Photoshop CS6, NUKE 6.3, PTGui 9.1.

About the author
About the author

Ashish S. Dani has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Pune, a media certificate from the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (affiliated with Cambridge University), and a diploma in Game Art & Design from the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts). His skill set includes screenwriting, concept design, matte painting, 3D modeling, texturing, and lighting.

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