Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Dividing a form in perspective, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Next, we want to define this causeway or bridge at the front of the castle.…But doing that it slightly more complicated.…The bridge needs to be centered on the front of the lower box of the castle.…It won't look right if it's off center.…When not working in perspective, you could just measure…the distance across the box, and divide it in two.…But that won't work in perspective.…Here is a simple trick you'll use all the…time to divide up surfaces in perspective.…Draw an X across a box to find its center point.…
If you draw a vertical line through that…point, you now have the center of that surface.…I want to open up a work file to show you this division technique in more detail.…If your a premium member of lyna.com and want to…follow along using that file it's available in the Excercise Files…folder for this class.…First I want to show you an example…of divisions that are not drawn in perspective.…This file I just opened has two lines of convergents that vanage to the left.…
Make a new layer.…Choose a brush that's around four pixels wide and draw…
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