Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding back sides to crenellations, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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All of the crenelations are added in but they have…no dimension, no thickness like they're made out of cardboard.…So we need to add the backsides of the crenelations next.…Wherever the crenelations overlap, they are on separate layers.…Let's take a moment to rename them, so we know what is on each layer.…Layer one has the bridge back crenellations, so name it bridge back.…Layer two has the crenellations on the front of the castle.…And Layer three has the crenellations on the…side arm connecting the tower with the pointed top.…
Let's deal with the front of the castle first.…Select the flat crenellations layer and select the crenellations on that…side and press Cmd or Ctrl+J to copy them off the layer.…Select the copied crenellations and holding down the Cmd or Ctrl key press…the left arrow key several times to move the copies to the left.…Hide the selection. Now you need to decide how…deep these crenelations will be.…Because this side of the castle is turned away…from us the most, these crenelations will be thicker.…
Note: This installment of Digital Matte Painting Essentials builds on the concept sketch from the first course, but it's not necessary to have those files to proceed.
- Understanding the three types of linear perspective
- Preparing your concept sketch for drawing
- Setting up vanishing points
- Finding the first boxes in perspective
- Roughing in the other rectilinear forms
- Creating a flat crenellation
- Plotting measuring points
- Drawing ellipses
- Adding repeating details to walls
- Delineating the background