Matte Painting In Blender

Matte Painting in Blender

Matte painting may not be a beginners topic but it is an
interesting one for intermediate Blender user. Matte Painting why whatever
are you talking about? Matte painting is a painted representation of
a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create
the illusion of an environment that is nonexistent in real life or
would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit.
Similar to camera mapping this can be done in 3d software such as Adobe
After effects, Maya, Photoshop, Gimp, (yes
) and you can even do it in Blender. By making use of the
tracking tool and compositor you can create any virtual world you can
imagine. Just by taking elements from 2d photos and combining them
together and fixing the color, you can have a believable scene in no
time. Well in a little time and with some effort.  If your building a
backdrop for an animation or incorporating  cgi elements into live
footage matte painting and camera mapping could prove invaluable to
your digital arsenal.


basic example
A more advanced example


This is a great presentation that explains matte painting in more
detail by Ryan Johnson

A great tutorial by Andrew price on camera mapping

Another interesting tutorial on camera mapping an island

This is a great example of what you could come up with and it was done
in Blender

Also see animating a 2d Photo in Blender.


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