Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Towers and domes, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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With the crenellations finished, it's time to turn our…attention to the rounded surfaces, the dome and towers.…Center them in the View port.…The first thing we want to do is add center lines to them.…Set the Opacity of the brush to 20% and create a New layer and name it Guides.…These guides should be light so you can see them, but they're not overwhelming.…Holding down…on the Shift key so that the line remains absolutely…vertical, draw right down the center of the domes and towers.…
We're going to draw an interesting profile for each of these structures and…use this guide to flip over the profile to create symmetrical towers and domes.…We've also got these smokestacks at the front, we'll handle in the same way.…Let's add a New layer above our Guides…layer and call this one Towers and Domes.…Center this top set of towers and let's zoom in.…Set to Opacity of the brush to 100%.…We need to see these lines clearly and…let's start drawing an interesting profile for this tower.…
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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