Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding structural lines to the walls and bastions, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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At this point, all of the structural work is completed on the castle, and all…we'll be doing from here forward is adding details to give the castle more character.…Turn off the Ticks layer, and the copy of the divisions guides that was used to…break up the tower, and let's add structural…lines to all of the walls and bastions.…Let's add a new layer, and call it details.…Set your brush size…to two pixels, and set the opacity to 70%.…These lines should be lighter than the primary form lines.…
We're going to add these lines to all of…the bastions and walls, but we no longer have to…worry about finding the perspective on these, we'll just base…them on the primary form lines that we already have.…I'll be going up and down on the opacity of the brush by pressing the number…keys on the top of the keyboard.…For example, with the Brush Tool selected, if you press two the opacity of the brush…will be set to 20% and if you press seven it will be set to 70%.…Zero sets the brush to 100%.…
I added guides 20% on this wall so that I could draw through the tower.…
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