Add Snow to Background Trees in Digital Matte Painting


show more Adding snow to the background trees provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter show less
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Adding snow to the background trees

Now the mountains are looking snowcapped, but we still have these green trees in the background, and we're going to get rid of them with some painting. With the custom brush that we created in the previous lesson selected, let's zoom in and take a look at these mountains. While painting into the mountains, we want to reinforce the direction of the light. The light is coming from the left, so the left side of the mountain should be brighter and the right side should have more of that shadow color. Make sure white is loaded into the foreground color picker, and let's scribble some tone into these background trees.

I don't want to paint every individual tree; I just want to break up the pattern of the hillside so that it looks like it's covered with snow. You need to think about how trees would capture snow. The underside of the branches would be showing through and it wouldn't be a solid snow cover. This sort of custom brush is really good for painting this kind of tex...

Adding snow to the background trees
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Adding snow to the background trees provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter

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