Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Isolating the first two layers, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 5: Camera Projection in Maya.
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…With the final texture file cleaned up, we're ready…to separate out the lower wall of the castle.…You'll need to do some patching when you do this, since we want the lower wall…as if there was no bridge in front of it and no tower on the left side.…What will happen is that as the camera and camera projection moves around…the castle, it will show some of the wall behind the bridge and tower.…So you need…something there to hold the area.…I have that mask for the lower walls in…the mask holding layers that just selects the lower wall.…
If you didn't prepare that mask in the form section, you'll…need to do some hand selecting to get this section out.…We're ready to copy out the lower wall layer.…Load the Lower Wall selection mask.…Before we copy…merge to get the lower wall out, we need…to delete the moving elements like fire and smoke.…These will be added later and should not be part of the base castle.…So, select both layers and delete them.…We're ready to copy out the merged layer, Cmd or Ctrl+Shift+C.…
Then go to the top of the layer stack…
- What is camera projection?
- Isolating the layers in your painting
- Setting up for projection camera
- Adding geometry
- Projecting textures
- Animating the camera
- Vertex modeling
- Animating the background
- Adding flames, smoke, and glows
- Rendering your project