This course will guide you through the complex discipline of matte painting for an animated film, tv, and video games. The first half of the course will focus on Photoshop skills and how to use the various tools for combining photos into a matte painting. The second half of the course will cover how to use 3D to enhance the matte painting process using Maya, QuadSpinner Gaea, and Unreal Engine. Through in-class demonstrations and lectures, students will be guided on the techniques and tools of creating a finished matte painting. By the end of the course, you will gain some insight on how to solve various lighting and design challenges.
Marcos Shih has been working as a matte painter since 2010. His versatile style of painting has him traverse across feature films, commercials, animation, and gaming. He began his career working on blockbuster titles such as Captain America: Civil War, Thor: The Dark World, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Maze Runner and The Angry Birds Movie. He currently works for Respawn Entertainment as a senior matte painter and skybox artist.
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