Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Determining your master ellipse, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Now that we found our measuring points, we need to…add another line called a horizaontal measuring line to our project.…The horizontal measuring line is always parallel to the horizon.…On this line we can make measurements that are flat, not in perspective…and then use the measuring points to…bring those flat measurements back in perspective.…We use this to construct the two equal front sides of a square.…Once we have that we can take the back corners to…the vanishing points to get all four sides of the square.…
When we draw an ellipse in this square we have our master ellipse.…Let's start from the beginning and do this in detail.…First we will add the horizontal measuring line.…In the station point layer of the Paths panel.…Add a horizontal line high up in your project.…Click once to one side.…Hold down the Shift key + click again…on the other side to make sure its horizontal.…We're getting a lot of lines.…So I'm going to mark this, horizontal measuring line.…
The horizontal measuring line intersects the distance line and I'm…
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