Looking at the cores
Video: Looking at the coresLooking at the cores provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone
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Looking at the cores provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone
After you've perfected your perspective drawing, the next step in the matte painting process is to layer in tone: the master tool in the matte artist's arsenal for establishing a fully formed structure. David Mattingly, a matte artist for many groundbreaking motion pictures, takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light—dark sides, light sides, cores, cast shadows, and final darks— to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded environment in Adobe Photoshop.
This course is part 3 in David's Digital Matte Painting Essentials series. Go back to part 2 to recreate the castle drawing he uses in this course, or if you simply want to learn more about form, you can use the example provided in the exercise files.
- Selecting the silhouette
- Find the dark sides and light sides in the drawing
- Using mask-holding layers
- Examining the light and dark sides of rounded surfaces
- Looking at the cores
- Adding cast shadows
- Separating surfaces with final darks
- Adding ambient occlusion
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