Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up vanishing points using the Path tool, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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With the number of layers in our file…reduced, its time to add vanishing points and…lines of conversion to our castle to be…used as guides for creating our perspective drawing.…Click on the paths 'g tab in the same window as layers.…Select the pen tool from the tool bar or press the P key to invoke it.…The first thing we need to find is the horizon line,…which in this case is easy to find, since it's where the…earth meets the sky, or where these mountains meet the sea of lava.…
With the Pen tool selected, click to the right of the picture…where the horizon would start, then holding down on the Shift key to…constrain the path horizontally, Click to the left of the picture, now…you need to select the path selection tool by press the A key.…The path selection tool has two states, the…black arrow would select the entire path so you…can move all points on that path at the…same time to adjust the position of the horizon.…The 2nd state, which you access by pressing…shift + a is the direct selection tool.…
Which turns the arrow white.…
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