Matte Painting Challenge: Alien Landscape

I had this crazy idea to see if people on Video Copilot wanted help create some stuff for an new tutorial about an alien planet that may or may not resemble the one from the upcoming Prometheus film.

Basically we filmed a short scene where Sam is running from some destruction followed by really bad things and one of the shots we need is the one above. As scary as the palm trees look, I was hoping to replace with some mountains and dark sky and something inspired by the Prometheus film to help complete the world.

Now, if I had a little bit of help doing the background I could start working on the other stuff and we’ll just make it a lot better! Plus it would be fun to bring the community together participate in the tutorials, right? Of course your name in the credit and we will even feature some of the best ones on the site for all to see. Plus if you help, I might be able to get this thing done sometime this year!

Directions/Suggestions:

– Replace everything above the horizon like sky and mountains of a desolate planet.
– Design at HD or larger
– I’d like to keep the blue tones for the foreground
– Post a link to your work when you are finished.
– Have fun and be creative!!

The deadline is JUNE 15th!!

Positing your work:

-Post a link as a comment here (Be sure to use a real Email in the input box)
-Post to our Forum here: Forum Challenge

Download HD Frame

This is our first challenge, let’s see how it goes and we’ll try to make it more streamlined in the future!

POSTED:
3 years ago
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694 Comments

7 months ago
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2 years ago
Here is my entry to the contest. Not extremely well done but I think it works
Slaszek
2 years ago
http://scr.hu/6bk/ncdt7

rushed project xd
hope u like it ;)
GreenScreen
2 years ago
LOL... "As scary as the palm trees look"... very droll, Mister K. :)
Shaheryar Ahmed
2 years ago
http://sharry0048.deviantart.com/art/In-Cold-War-314828172

This is what I did. Hopefully, Andrew, you like it.
    Shaheryar Ahmed
    2 years ago
    I didn't see the deadline date. Its ok though. Had fun matte painting.
Nikkia
2 years ago
Hi, I'm a novice. I want to find some help. Who can leave your MSN or Skype. I want to make some friend.
By the way, I'm a Chinese boy.
Marten
2 years ago
Damn, I missed this one. Do some more contests please. I love to Photoshop and I love to be in contests!!!
    Marten
    2 years ago
    Looks nice dude :) Going to work on something tonight :D
Ilias
2 years ago
http://www.mediafire.com/?hu54h8q27j0whgb
^^
Done in 1 hour. (just 4 funn)
Marco
2 years ago
Whoa!! I'm in a HURRYcane!! Let's hope I won't be late!!!
2 years ago
BUMMER!!

Totally missed this one - and this woulda been awesome to do! Well, just shows I need to check the blog more often. This would be awesome to do on a fairly regular basis - involve the fans with creating assets kinda thing.
brett goodwin
2 years ago
this is my final, i know the deadline is up, eh

PS CS6 & NUKEX

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/mattepainting16.jpg/
2 years ago
Yah know... Andrew said this upcoming thing was going to show a planet that "may or may not" resemble the planet from Prometheus. Am I the ONLY one who didn't make something Prometheus-esque? (I just made that word up. You see it again, it came from me. ... doubt you will though.)

And if you want to know why I DIDN't make something Prometheus-esque (there ya go), it was because I totally skipped that line in reading the instructions. What? It was the first line you say? Oh well. Besides, the movie ain't come out here in Tokyo yet, and I didn't want to spoil it for myself. Yeah, I'll keep telling myself that.

No, seriously, some very, very good mattes up here. Look forward to what you guys do with it.
    jay27flow
    2 years ago
    First, i wanted to build a Prometheus feel world too, but someone wrote here about the relationship the clouds and that planet, and i realized, i don't have engought time to really play around with those clouds, so, in my second one i focused on the ALIEN word from the instructions, and i think my end result is totally alien look like and not definitely prometheus type...
    jay27flow
    2 years ago
    ...there are better comps here than mines :( Maybe i'm just gonna call my therapist XD
2 years ago
Hey, Andrew, why my previous posts have disappeared? Is it because I posted the link of the image on Facebook?

Well, anyway, I just send the images to another site. I hope you accept this new link or find out what happened to the previous posts.

Here is my entry, again:
http://postimage.org/image/vsd53t0xj/

http://postimage.org/image/vsd53t0xj/

Thanks!
jay27flow
2 years ago
..ohh, and one mor thing: if it is just some moderation latency, then please dont post all of my three posts, one is enought...Thank you! :)
jay27flow
2 years ago
I posted twice my stuff yesterday, but is doesnt appeared yet :S
I worked 30 hours on this, and i dont want to be disqualified for any stupid IT reason, so a repost it: https://vimeo.com/44134448#at=0 (check the date of upload or something)
The HD frame : https://vimeo.com/44134448#at=0

https://vimeo.com/44134448#at=0
and less alien:
https://vimeo.com/44134448#at=0

https://vimeo.com/44134448#at=0
https://vimeo.com/44134448#at=0
    jay
    2 years ago
    i know, the problem is the horizon...and it is too flat...ok, the challange is over....it was fun, thanks for the opportunity again! :)
HenryJonesVictor
2 years ago
Too bad that it was finished yesterday, June 15th. It was my birthday :/
2 years ago
Here is my entry:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21969118/Matte_Painting_by_Eric_Burnett.png

Thank you very much for holding this challenge! It really brings the community together.
2 years ago
here is my entry: Made with VUE9. http://www.lainmejia.com/copilot.php
2 years ago
Hello everyone! Sorry, I've mistake above.
Here is link to my dmp - http://www.shamanikcg.com/web/Prometheus/P1.jpg
Thanks!
    2 years ago
    This is the best one I've seen so far!
    Shawn
    2 years ago
    Jaw dropping! Well done! Love it!
Shane Rowe
2 years ago
http://imgur.com/1QqSH

Not the greatest but not too bad. Hope you like it!
Vimal George
2 years ago
Here Is My Entry .. hope you like it!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vimalgeorge/7190079029/
jawla
2 years ago
2 years ago
Here is my matte painting. If this is a repost sorry my upload from yesterday didn't seem to work.

http://www.fexstudios.com/uploads/vc/Matte_Painting.jpg
jawla
2 years ago
Dingo
2 years ago
Can we still post? It says the deadline is the 15th but does that mean the last day to submit your work is today or does that mean tomorrow? Sorry for the dumb question.....
Nora
2 years ago
Here's my entry, hope it's not too late to participate:) http://www.flickr.com/photos/80525567@N08/7374729934/in/photostream
2 years ago
My last minute entry, with optional foreground rocks:

http://jadrienc.deviantart.com/#/d53mr5y
    2 years ago
    very impressive/ nice website too.
    2 years ago
    Most impressive!
2 years ago
Here is my entry to this great challenge : http://flic.kr/p/bXgYTt
Good luck all!
2 years ago
My post seems to have been deleted too. Here's my matte painting again:

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9841/copilotmattefinalv2.jpg
gellar
2 years ago
postet it wrong yesterday, dont know why its not listet. anyway here my "alien-paradise-planet".
http://www.flickr.com/photos/78672626@N06/7372997378/in/photostream
2 years ago
Here is my entry and I tried to do with the bright sky :)

http://jmattisson.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Matte-Painting-by-Mattisson.jpg
2 years ago
Here is our approach to the challenge:

http://www.creatogether.com/creato_mp_vcp.jpg

Cheers,
Jake Rathmanner and Dan Borufka
2 years ago
Hello guys!
Below is my entry in the challenge

I'm not sure about changes below horizon line, because Andrew told us that we need to use the Plate and change elements above horizont.

Anyway, If my work will be actual I can do any kind of changes, because I have it in 4k resolution and all elements on different layers

So, it was just find of idea, and I decide draw concept:

[img]http://www.shamanikcg.com/web/Prometheus/Sketch02.jpg[/img]

And after that I've done DMP:

[img]http://www.shamanikcg.com/web/Prometheus/Sketch02.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.shamanikcg.com/web/Prometheus/Sketch02.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.shamanikcg.com/web/Prometheus/Sketch02.jpg[/img]
the latest designs and thanks for viewing
2 years ago
Hi guys, some of these look really awesome, here's my first attempt:

http://www.falloutstudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Matte_Painting.jpg
Tyson
2 years ago
http://juvenilecyle.deviantart.com/art/Matte-Painting-Prometheus-308430588

Here is my attempt! This was fun! thanks for the opportunity!
DeZ
2 years ago
Jernej Zupevc
2 years ago
Ross Gellar
2 years ago
SORRY! had a response that it would not work. how to delete the others??
2 years ago
http://www.flickr.com/photos/78672626@N06/7372997378/in/photostream

here my idea of another planet, so called paradise planet. thought there are enough dark planets
Ivan
2 years ago
here's my :)
www.gugl.hr/matte2.jpg
2 years ago
My first matte painting, it's been fun!

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/2595/copilotmattefinalv1.jpg
Tordenskjold
2 years ago
I got confused, am I supposed to post my image on the forum as well as here?

better be on the safe side then, here's my entry(also posted in forum):

http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/download/file.php?id=8090&mode=view
2 years ago
Heres mine :)

http://s1021.photobucket.com/albums/af338/krborlase/?action=view&current=SAMINSPACE.jpg

Thanks for the awesome tuts AK, your the best!
2 years ago
Here's our entry :

http://flic.kr/p/ceuTTq

with motion :
http://flic.kr/p/ceuTTq

Thanks,
2 years ago
Wow, some good ones on here!

Here's my entry... http://cl.ly/2s470G3x2L121P0j1k2W

Cheers,
Andy
2 years ago
CaR
2 years ago
It's hard join this contest, after other nice Matte Painting, but I try :)

http://www.carmineagnone.com/Carmine_Agnone_MATTE_PAINTING.jpg

Good Luck to everybody,
CaR
Thomas Reed
2 years ago
TomAndrewKramerWannabe
2 years ago
Abid Din
2 years ago
This is my first matte painting. Go easy on me! My comment was removed for some reason. https://www.dropbox.com/s/38zhtg3cau5lz91/Final-Matte-Painting-2.png
Jovica
2 years ago
Here is my : http://i.imgur.com/t2nzm.jpg :D Hope you like it! :)
Brian
2 years ago
It's not that great, but fun for a first attempt! Wish I had more time to work on it.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13613697/Matte_Painting_00019.jpg
2 years ago
I love what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and reporting!
Keep up the wonderful works guys I've added you guys to blogroll.
Aaron
2 years ago
steve
2 years ago
Dawid
2 years ago
Amir Sinanovic
2 years ago
Mansooryan
2 years ago
Abid Din
2 years ago
Andrew, this is my first matte painting. http://flic.kr/p/bWW3RB
2 years ago
Hey guys, i hope u like my work. I only had 2 hours to finish everything. The short clip is not something special and Sam is not going to die in this example.. sry at "wanna see cool Sam dead fans"! ;)

Have a nice day!


Image: http://imageshack.us/f/42/sammatt1.png/

Clip: http://imageshack.us/f/42/sammatt1.png/
Pete Corrigan
2 years ago
My entry.....can I have a prize if I win??? Something nice from your AMAZING range of AMAZING products???

http://s19.postimage.org/58r18fawj/Matte_Painting_Finished.jpg
Damian
2 years ago
2 years ago
Hi,
This is my entry. Hope U like it :)
http://i45.tinypic.com/15gcu9g.jpg
    Naga
    2 years ago
    hi..bro

    very nice...:)
    Tom
    2 years ago
    This one is great :)
    2 years ago
    Thanx a lot guys :)
2 years ago
I used Lumion for the landscape and clouds, Spaceship modeled in 3dsmax and building found on web, Hope you like it.
http://www.imagehost.it/di/M19O/Matte%20Painting%20Space.jpg
2 years ago
Here are my three entries.

Went for the cloudy mountains look that is dominant in the intro of Prometheus in two of my entries, and tried going with a more flat, but still "alien" landscape in my last entry.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5922/mattepaintingcompetitio.jpg
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5922/mattepaintingcompetitio.jpg
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5922/mattepaintingcompetitio.jpg
    2 years ago
    awesome job, Malte!
    Farhad
    2 years ago
    Goog job, lights and reflections are nice
    2 years ago
    Nice one Malte...
2 years ago
Here is mine, thanks a lot.

http://www.reactivo.com.ar/matte.jpg
2 years ago
Here Is My Entry :) i have made some particle and add light for this picture http://hpics.li/42015c9
2 years ago
Here's my submission. Fun stuff! There's some stiff competition! Thank you Andrew for all you do!
http://www.dougmcabeedesign.net/videocopilot/Matte_Painting-Doug_McAbee_6_12.jpg
2 years ago
Oh my bad I originaly wrote my post to an another blogpost.
Here is my reply to AK’s challenge.
http://vimeo.com/43778405
It was really fun to do (about 2 hours with rendering and so).
I would like to participated on more challenges.
Thanks for chance AK!
Dustin K
2 years ago
Very fun challenge! Really enjoyed taking on the challenge.
Matte painting done in AE. I thought about adding the entrance to the USCSS Prometheus on the left but that would make it more concept art-ish :)

In full res:
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7981/mattepaintingfinished00.jpg
TiagoWazzup
2 years ago
Mansooryan
2 years ago
Finally I'm in .. here is my work .. hope you like it

http://s16.postimage.org/xgo1pxkad/lost2.jpg
Giannis
2 years ago
Well heres it is. I' ve posted it earlier but i was "lost in moderation"!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2412085/matte%20paint.psd
Jonathan
2 years ago
was thinking more of a matte painting tutorial A.K - you know, the proper way, not just in AE
thejollyone
2 years ago
Here's my first draft matte, slightly larger in case you need to zoom in or pull back, fully layered for parallaxing etc. Bit more open scale, thought changing the height might add a little more drama than being on the ground plane, but might he run off the cliff? May have to have a re-think!...

http://s15.postimage.org/ckbpv9fy3/Matte_Painting_jm_vp_01.jpg
jay27flow
2 years ago
Here are my results. I took 2-3 hours.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80206497@N06/7179316067/in/photostream
and with some color correction, and lens flare:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80206497@N06/7179316067/in/photostream
i did not used any fog in the foreground (it's much better to put on in later, maybe in 3d) and i can imagine some little rocks between the foreground rocks and the mountains etc, but it's enought for now. If you like it, i can improve it... (The sky is from mixed free photos, the rocks are random google pictures) It was fun to do this! :)
    jay27flow
    2 years ago
    ..and one more thing: if you don't like the detail enhancer effekt, or the hdri simulation(sculpting) effect (with lower opacity) i can remove them...;)
    jay27flow
    2 years ago
    i just woke up and checked my posted images. I have to fix the contrast thing, and reduce the sculpting thing, and there are interesting (unreal) optical thing too (incorrect focal depths etc), and there are too hard edges (mountains, and the horizon at the right side) so, now i have to tune this! XD And respect Andrew!! i love you man! (Mr. Kramer!):) You are my idol, i learnd everything (and more) from you (in the world of design, and vfx). THANK YOU FOR THISSSSS!! :) And yess, i'm talented too...how lucky i am :))
    I have an own 3D spaceship modell... to set it (in a cool way) is not 2 minutes(not textured yet), and i do not have too much time for this, so, if a cool spaceship (maybe animated gasturbines;) can do this whole thing better, i lovely make a try with it BUT if a spaceship is fully unnecessary, pls tell me, and i work on something else (on life supporting levela:S) :DD So, can a spaceship be good in the background? Maybe a little one with condensate lines like in the trailer? I never did this before, so maybe it will be a full of crap :)) haha. so underlined: i lovely try it, if it can has any sence :)
    2 years ago
    good job!
    jay27flow
    2 years ago
    Thank You Tokyo James! Sometimes good is not enought...
    Here is my end result (+13 hours tuning): http://www.flickr.com/photos/80206497@N06/7183020859/in/photostream/
    I realized it was a mistake to cut Sam out before, becouse he is the metric center of this world, so i had to build the set around him, and leave place for the new Kramer(r) Animations! (sounds good XD haha) Well, when you spent hours and cant improve that fast yet: you have to stop. This is my limit now. I have to learn more, if i want do better than this. Actually, i'm disappointed a little bit, becouse i don't feel enought "alien"-ness in my composition...:(
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/80206497@N06/7183020859/in/photostream/
    By the way, i tried to copy Andrew's coloring and contrasts, aspect ratio, and feeling. I tried to imagine my composition after or before his stuff, to glue (in mind) the hole thing together...I want to win this thing, becouse that could be one of the happyest day in my life... :))) Like a graduation in the Adrew Kramer Digital Art School XDDD
    So, with my best hope, thank you for the opportunity and good luck for everyone! :)There are grat jobs here Guys! Congratulations for everyone!;)
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

here is my entry :
http://www.serom.be/matte/

Enjoy
    Farhad
    2 years ago
    colors are great. nice job ;)
Bendik
2 years ago
Here is my entre http://twitpic.com/9vb4c3
Ale
2 years ago
2 years ago
Here is my effort.

I enjoyed doing this its been my lunchtime project. Im hungry now.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62553050@N08/7176319503/
Jevlapojke
2 years ago
Here's a little something, hope you like it!
First a low res jpg:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/72783748/MatteFlat.jpg


and here's the zipped full HD psd:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/72783748/MatteFlat.jpg
steve
2 years ago
Oliver Holmes
2 years ago
Jeremy Boutwell
2 years ago
Watching this contest has been great fun; putting together an entry was even more fun.

Here's mine.

http://dxyner2000.com/challenge/VCP_matte_02_B.jpg
Sabini1
2 years ago
Hi everyone,
Here is my enter:

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4719/mattepaintingsabini1.jpg

Hope you enjoy :)
2 years ago
Hey this is my artwork
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/162/8/c/videocopilot_contest_by_ralph1208gow-d532eac.png
it takes a lot of time because this time i’m attending class in high school. hope you like it Andrew
2 years ago
Here's my go at it: First try at matte painting. I think I need to calibrate my computer monitors more succinctly, as it looked bluer when I was working on it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gvmt5uho49d36e4/MattePainting_JDowler.jpg
2 years ago
Here's my matte painting entry. Great fun!!! Took about 20hrs, used Vue and Photoshop to create.
http://www.digaworks.com/videocopilotmattepainting/index.htm
No letter box:
http://www.digaworks.com/videocopilotmattepainting/index.htm
2 years ago
With this one im done! Hope Mr Andrew loved this one and decide to use one of my matte paitings for the challange :) everybody is doing so great i feel like this is going to end very well for all of us

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/598513_10150890211117909_1914230912_n.jpg
ThomasO
2 years ago
After looking at other entries and getting some great inspiration, I gave it another shot.

http://prettyneatimaging.com/prj/vc/matte_6.jpg
Ricky Iam
2 years ago
ok guys im bringing now my second try now i think this one looks better then my first one https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/603142_10150890086577909_497649375_n.jpg
Mathieu Blouin
2 years ago
Here's a another version, with no foreground element and a planet in the sky.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7071/7170287503_57e385cd55_h.jpg
2 years ago
OK, here's my run at the contest. Lets see if this works
Ricky Iam
2 years ago
Hey guys heres my try i hope you liked either way im making a few more just for fun :D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252762_10150889963317909_1356033840_n.jpg
Mathieu Blouin
2 years ago
Marv
2 years ago
Hey VC-Team,
thanks for the opportunity to practice. I hope for more interactive community stuff.

http://postimage.org/image/gwvtwu8dz/
JPM Design
2 years ago
hi, here a 2 versions of my mattepainting. best regards from germany :)


http://www.freeimagehosting.net/q6ut4
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/q6ut4
2 years ago
Not for this challenge, but a couple months ago I made this for a Student Film Festival, all created in a week. The mattes were mostly a small model we made and photographed, with some compositing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX69zoNlf04&feature=player_embedded

Also I know a lot of the shots in Moon were based on miniatures. A bit beside the point, but still an interesting approach! And now I'm working on a feature length. Here's one tiny shot, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX69zoNlf04&feature=player_embedded
Timothy Santana
2 years ago
Wow I'm late! Well I hope you take a liking to this...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothysantana/7352384664/in/photostream/

...And thanks again for everything you and your team do for us! And for now allowing us the chance to be apart of the Magic that is Film and Videocopilot!

Now to go eat everything in the kitchen till my phone chimes, letting me know that I have received an Email from the one and only Mr. K!!!

(Looking back and forth) ... or not...
2 years ago
Okay, so finally, here is my entry :
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q259/dokiback/Final-2.png

I have all the layers in the .psd file that you can download here :
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q259/dokiback/Final-2.png

There's two version, one with every single layer I've used, and another one optimized for a 2.5D matte painting.
2 years ago
Hello guys!
I saw some entries until now, all this pretty awesome!
Maybe my entry is not so good, but I decided to increase the work making a video for that.

I'm 20 years old and my birthday is June, 20.
I'll be very, very happy if my entry was selected (or help Video Copilot with something).
This is gonna be my BIGGEST gift birthday.

Thank you Andrew Kramer and Video Copilot for this challenging opportunity!


Anderson D. J. Rohr
anderson_rohr@hotmail.com


Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z9rADlSJwI

Pic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z9rADlSJwI
Jorge Martínez
2 years ago
guaao adrew te respeto como mente creativa y eres un ejemplo a seguir desde Venezuela te mando mi diseño gracias por verla....

I respect you as handsome andrew creative mind and you are a role model from Venezuela I send my design to see it thanks....
Izmir
2 years ago
Believe it or not, i made this Matte Painting entirely in After Effects :)
http://i.imgur.com/IGnLD.jpg
    izmir
    2 years ago
    See you later fox !
2 years ago
and here's mine :)
hope you like it, it's been plenty of fun.

http://frankcrisci.deviantart.com/#/d52rkty
ThomasO
2 years ago
Here's my attempt.

http://prettyneatimaging.com/prj/vc/matte_5.jpg

There is some great inspiration coming from this site!

Thanks!
2 years ago
Hi, Here is my first try,... . Lol and i am not the first one who wrote exactly that sentence haha. Hope you like it:
http://www.viralvideoproductions.com/images/MattePaintV2.jpg
2 years ago
Cool Challenge! Love the site and products!
Link: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/14342108/A440_VC_Matte_Painting.jpg
2 years ago
Here's mine:

http://imageshack.us/f/13/mattepaintingafvideocop.jpg/

I made it with some images I found in the project file of the "3D Set extentions" tutorial. :)
Izmir
2 years ago
Here is my 3rd Shot ;)

http://postimage.org/image/z0s1pwqe5/
2 years ago
InsertFunnyName
2 years ago
What a challenge! I've seen many great matte paintings so far. Poor Andrew will have to make some tough decisions. :D

Here's my attempt:

https://plus.google.com/photos/104541218601168456099/albums/5751268272758114177

(I also posted this in the forum)
Ra Coronel
2 years ago
Hi guys , here s my entry http://i.imgur.com/klxbL.jpg
2 years ago
Here ya go guys... Hope you notice it :)
http://twitpic.com/9tosi4
Anshuman
2 years ago
I wanted to create a weird sun like thing about 100 times smaller than earth which has landed on the earth ( right next to sam lol ) which defies all laws of the gravity made till date , its a weird magnet like planet which will be pulling up all the metallic objects on earth hence i wanted to show cars and ships and stuff floating in the air because that object has initiated a weird balance in the pull of the gravity so nothing is going on normal everything metallic is floating up in the air , even the rocks and stuff also apart from magnetic properties it will have an ability to pull up water , hence those trees can actually be transformed into a tsunami like thing ! sheer destruction ! oh yeah :D but then since it is matte painting you may have to animate those :L But anyway Just an Idea , If you like it just ask me I'll create what i'm thinking in give it to you so that you can do the rest of the job , I Didn't do it cause you've not filmed the entire sequence according to me so that would be a waste , Anyway folks Hows the idea huh ?
    d10u
    2 years ago
    If u wanna make it, then design one. And u said that "I Didnt do it cause youve not filmed the entire sequence according to me so that would be a waste"... pity on you... Go and see the forum, how many submissions were there till 7th june..... Stop talking and start doing!
ravi rajput
2 years ago
Please follow the link (my entry)....
http://postimage.org/image/6460k74qn/
Kevin R. L.
2 years ago
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/ybi8g

size is a little big. cropped 4k

there is a lot of great work done on this site. and those who have taken this challenge.... as fare as me doing another matte painting after this i'll just leave it to the PROs
Lynton Brown
2 years ago
I'm not a matte painter but this is a real world photo I took that could possibly be made into something.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10738975/Mitre%20Lake_Copyright_LyntonBrown2012.jpg
Karlo
2 years ago
Here is the image, I'm not that great in matte painting, but I've done my best! http://postimage.org/image/dfapnl2dj/full/
Izmir
2 years ago
Hi guys ! nice paintings there, keep the spirit of challenge and have fun
Here is my 2nd TryOut :
http://postimage.org/image/3yevtnwpp/
Hope you like it ;)
Icemak
2 years ago
    Johnson
    2 years ago
    You've just ripped a screenshot from the Prometheus trailer and slapped the foreground on top.
2 years ago
http://i.imgur.com/Sw3TD.jpg

Here is my try!

I've learnt a lot working on this I might try again before the competition ends.
Engue
2 years ago
Here is my work. I tried something simple, in two variants.

Full cyan:
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/09a6a110-d2e2-4909-ae8d-b0a85b7d21c9.jpg

Red sun:
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/09a6a110-d2e2-4909-ae8d-b0a85b7d21c9.jpg

I hope you'll like it.
2 years ago
Here's mine.
http://chechecheck.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Matte_Painting_Che_Che_Check.jpg
HD version can be obtained at www.chechecheck.com/projecten
    2 years ago
    TIP! I left out any dynamic elements like flares, smoke or fire because these elements should eventually move. It's not practical in a Matte Painting to have these elements baked in...
2 years ago
Loving this contest idea! The community gets to give something back :)

Here's my contribution:
http://adampalmer.ca/VCmatte-AdamP.jpg

Thanks for all the training Andrew!

Cheers,

- Adam
    2 years ago
    Forgot to mention that this was created entirely in AE.
2 years ago
Hey Andrew
Great idea!!!
Hope in the future you do more of this,giving people chance to show what they learn from your tutorials!!!
Tom Nowakowski
2 years ago
Great idea :)
I can see loads of awesome wokrs made by you guys!
Here is my invention :)
http://tn.freeiz.com/mp-vc-zuli.png
2 years ago
Here my version!

http://www.nevarakka.se/images/matte_painting_nevarakka.jpg

/LOVE this competition!

More of these please! =)
shawn
2 years ago
lol i did mines :) with aliens check it out :)
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh53/shan_db9/Matte_Painting.jpg

ok ok, not what you expected but for andrew i took my time in ms pait cuz for somereason my photoshop and after effects not working :( but here ya go MS PAINT!
Izmir
2 years ago
OMG ! i can't believe my eyes, ''The Great Andrew Kramer'' will be using one of our contributions in his ''Great'' project ! that would be an honor to be credited in some of his ''Great'' works, even it would be amazing to be mentioned in VIDEOCOPILOT
OHHH Master Andrew here is my contribution :
http://postimage.org/image/t95usk5z5/
It's my first attempt ever in matte painting so any comments & suggestions are totally welcomed ;)
2 years ago
Hello there!

Sorry i posted this in the wrong thread i guess...

Here’s my version :)
http://www.sonicboom.ch/vc-mattepainting-final.jpg
2 years ago
I already shared this in the other thread. But just wanted to make sure it was in the right place.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/470509_4076164148015_45388042_o.jpg
    Angus
    2 years ago
    sorry for the double posts. My browser is being stupid.
    Rooney
    2 years ago
    look good mate!
M2t
2 years ago
I haven't checked all paintings but most of them, and there are really good ones.
Maybe someone likes mine... but I have to say, I am new to this technique.

So thats mine:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24636628/Matte_Painting_M2T.jpg

greetings
2 years ago
I cant wait till copilot has more Challenges... These are great for people motivation..
Trey Moya
2 years ago
This is a great challenge! Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to your work. I saw your new blog posting (Planet Matte Paintings) with your take on what the style of video is going to look like so I tried to keep mine very similar for consistency.

http://i.imgur.com/3FxJh.jpg

Here is one without the foreground elements in case you planned on adding in your own!

http://i.imgur.com/3FxJh.jpg
plOOsify
2 years ago
Here is the link to my matte painthing. I hope you like it.

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3898/alienlandscape.jpg
    plOOsify
    2 years ago
    oops i mean painting....
Nicolas Caboche
2 years ago
Hey this is my attempt. See ya!

http://postimage.org/image/4ty1nhw51/
Steve Anderson
2 years ago
Keepin it simple... http://imgur.com/xonjX
    Steve Anderson
    2 years ago
    You can't create a matte painting for VCP without adding one important element...

    http://imgur.com/FZYlD
Guess i'll try to make another one...
hengjiang
2 years ago
very cool nice work tryed hard
Wow this is EPIC dude
2 years ago
"Replace everything above the horizon like sky and mountains of a desolate planet"

so he will use the picture as a background and put Sam back in. so adding Sam in your picture doesn't help him out...
Juan Pablo
2 years ago
2 years ago
here's the link to my entry! i already uploaded it to the forum challenge, although its been giving me some trouble.

http://gladiatorscornerferdi.blogspot.com/2012/06/video-copilot-matte-painting.html
BGoulette
2 years ago
Figured I'd give it a shot:
http://i.imgur.com/5ROIA.jpg
Markus Mueller
2 years ago
Hey, that's my idea. Unfortunately I dont have more time to spend on the matte painting, but thanks for the great challenge - it was great fun!

Cheers, Markus


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/80603128/120605_Matte_Layout.jpg
2 years ago
Great challange!Here is my attempt.
KVN
2 years ago
Great challange!Here is my attempt.
I hope You like it Andrew.

http://imgur.com/I9kJj
Usef
2 years ago
Why no one like my work --always--Forever Alone---

http://i.imgur.com/dlNgN.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/dlNgN.jpg
Chris McEvoy
2 years ago
I posted a few days ago but it still shows in moderation so trying again. This time using a diffrent host, hope you like it: http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6172/mattepaintingchris.jpg
2 years ago
Day or night shot? (Just so that I don't get that "Your comment is too short. We are trying to encourage meaningful discussions..." note.)
dezeier
2 years ago
What a fun contest; thanks for the opportunity. Here is my entry, comments and criticisms are welcome… as long as they’re constructive, haha.

http://dezeier.deviantart.com/art/Video-Copilot-Matte-Painting-Contest-Entry-305855901

I apologize if I double post... My comment doesn't seem to be showing up.
Edwin mundo
2 years ago
http://postimage.org/image/6k1i1ovdh/
i went back and made some changes
MikeS
2 years ago
Here is my attempt. I used the Vasquez rocks near Los Angeles. They have been used in many sci fi movies and commercials.
http://mikes1972.deviantart.com/art/Landscape-Matte-306195466

Thanks
    2 years ago
    DUDE! This is AWESOME! Be sure to post it in the forum section though so it'll get the right notification.
    kick ass job!
    Chris_Heilong
    2 years ago
    yes, this looks real good
Jason
2 years ago
This is what I come up with: http://postimage.org/image/4u1py3xtr/
Shahrokh
2 years ago
and this is my idea :-)
http://i49.tinypic.com/dh5zkp.jpg
Eric Kirk
2 years ago
All,
I posted mine two days ago and it still shows in moderation so trying again.
Hope you enjoy. I see I am not the only one to add water. Used Psunami for the water. I have a still image as well as a moving one.
Lots of fine work here.
Eric Kirk
Kirk Productions

http://s532.photobucket.com/albums/ee327/kirkeric/?action=view&current=EricKirkMatteforVC.jpg&evt=user_media_share

http://s532.photobucket.com/albums/ee327/kirkeric/?action=view&current=EricKirkMatteforVC.jpg&evt=user_media_share
2 years ago
Ok!
Here's my version of the landscape!
What do you guys think?

http://s13.postimage.org/65qu5x8mf/1_Matte_Painting_HENKE.jpg
Daniel
2 years ago
Here is anther one of the same just changed up the color some...
love the work everyone looking great!
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/469243_3799930233124_854639163_o.jpg
    mark
    2 years ago
    ,..this is a good one!
    Daniel Kyle
    2 years ago
    Thanks! :)
2 years ago
Greetings earthlings!
This is my first matte painting ever!It took a while.
I hope you like it. Thanks to Andrew Kramer for teaching us this great stuff. greets from germany
M Kremers
2 years ago
Saw Prometheus last Friday. I think this one matches the setting better. Still not 100% happy with it, but hey... gotta keep trying.

http://mjfj.deviantart.com/#/d527z9x
2 years ago
Okay, here's my attempt.(That's what everybody's saying anyway)

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5908/mark2d.jpg

And yes, I used the mountain thingies from Andrew's 3D compositing tutorial, because I'm too lazy to find my own footage :P

Any suggestions to make this better would be greatly appreciated :)
Jayrew
2 years ago
hey the here's my attempt http://jayrew.deviantart.com/art/Matte-Painting-Challenge-01-306015078?q=gallery%3Ajayrew&qo=0
the project file is included so if you use please link back ... good luck to everyone who is putting in alot of effort..
2 years ago
Here is my matte painting

http://h-west.deviantart.com/#/d521z1l
2 years ago
How do I put the link to my finished work to the bea andrew?
eriS
2 years ago
Here is mine :) I hope you'll like this
http://baveshack.fr/images/mattepppp.png
    PKNM Rea
    2 years ago
    I Like this one ! Good Job :)
Nick
2 years ago
Alright so Here's my attempt:
https://twitter.com/Nick1193/status/209025736760238081/photo/1/large


ALSO I added Andrew's face... because I could.
efflam
2 years ago
Here is my try, PS and AE used,(matching the blur was..uhhh).
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8703/mattepainting.png
I wanted to give it a very unique atmosphere,
(this is not technically awesome, but i think it's enough to appreciate it).
BTW, sorry for my bad english (still learning).

Good luck for everyone!
Chris McEvoy
2 years ago
like others have said based on dates my entry seems to have vanished, some great ones so far. Heres mine, I like to keep things simple so effects like Lensflare can be added later.

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h446/heilong79/Matte_Painting_Chris.jpg
Usef
2 years ago
Hi everybody this my Alien landscape
1- with a special thing XD :
http://i.imgur.com/OMiRG.jpg

2-landscape :
http://i.imgur.com/OMiRG.jpg


Hope you Like
Astro Zero
2 years ago
Wow this is EPIC dude
Usef
2 years ago
Hi everybody this my Alien landscape
1-with somthing special :
http://i.imgur.com/OMiRG.jpg

2-my landscape :
http://i.imgur.com/OMiRG.jpg
Hope you Like
    JoJo
    2 years ago
    I like this wow remind me of my fav manga ^^
Ricardo
2 years ago
Lots of good paintings out there.

Decide to join the party as well, so here's it is:
http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/17177458/1/VC?h=d42056

Haven't done much, just the idea. And instead use some real footages as most are doing I've decided to make my own using C4D.

sample.pdf
http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/17177458/1/VC?h=d42056

Files packed with 7zip.
http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/17177458/1/VC?h=d42056

File Check (sfv)
http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/17177458/1/VC?h=d42056
dezeier
2 years ago
What a fun contest; thanks for the opportunity. Here is my entry, comments and criticisms are welcome... as long as they're constructive, haha.

http://dezeier.deviantart.com/art/Video-Copilot-Matte-Painting-Contest-Entry-305855901
Piero2495
2 years ago
This is my test. I tried to limit the use of smoke and other moving stuff to make it easy for andrew to animate the shot. Hope you like it. http://piero2495.picturepush.com/showformat.php?format=img&image=8390643
Abhinav Rajput
2 years ago
Video Copilot is Awesome, here is my entry


http://www.flickr.com/photos/79788846@N07/7318821704/in/photostream
2 years ago
Este es mi Matte Painting
My Matte Painting

http://h-west.deviantart.com/#/d521z1l
Sam Dhami
2 years ago
Here is my Matte_Painting submission. Thanks for all you do Andrew Kramer. You bring the Special in Special Effects :).

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=439918899360970&set=a.439918646027662.100807.100000285920895&type=3&theater
2 years ago
Hey Andrew!

Here is my link for this challenge! I really hope that I have respected the theme! I take this opportunity to support Video Copilot from France!


Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54122435@N03/7317997798/in/photostream/lightbox/
Chris McEvoy
2 years ago
Just finished watch Prometheus, was an alright film, following the brief and making the image as easy to work with in After effects here is mine
[IMG]http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h446/heilong79/Matte_Painting_Chris.jpg[/IMG]

or here: http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h446/heilong79/Matte_Painting_Chris.jpg[/IMG]
Iverson Chan
2 years ago
Lubomir
2 years ago
Here is link to my first matte painthing. I hope you like it :) http://postimage.org/image/z6deechy1/
mathieu chaillous
2 years ago
My turn to give it a try. This is my first matte painting, since it is a landscape I thought this would be easier than a city. here it is:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/mattepaintingmathieucha.jpg/
Eric Kirk
2 years ago
All,

Hope you enjoy. I see I am not the only one to add water. Use Psunami for the water. I have a still image as well as a moving one.

Lots of fine work here.

Eric Kirk
Kirk Productions

http://s532.photobucket.com/albums/ee327/kirkeric/?action=view&current=EricKirkMatteforVC.jpg&evt=user_media_share

http://s532.photobucket.com/albums/ee327/kirkeric/?action=view&current=EricKirkMatteforVC.jpg&evt=user_media_share
brichmond95
2 years ago
Here is my link, it took only about 15 minutes, using only After Effects.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp344/brichmond95/Matte_Painting_00000.jpg
    Sam Dhami
    2 years ago
    Why did I even submit after this one. lol GREAT JOB
2 years ago
Daniel Kyle
2 years ago
Andrew Degryse
2 years ago
Hey Guys,
Here is my second Matte Painting.

After seeing some of these paintings I had to try again and step up my game!!
There are some great matte paintings here guys. Very Awesome Work!!!! :D :D

http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/download/file.php?id=7772&mode=view
    2 years ago
    VERY nice!
    Joel
    2 years ago
    Nice job.
2 years ago
here's my link:

www.gugl.hr\Matte_Painting_IG.jpg

Thanks!
RicharD17
2 years ago
johnynirhu
2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNHShU8lrY4
my try, watch till the end
Steven Majek
2 years ago
Brett Perry
2 years ago
Here's the link to my entry, https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/50232636/1/Pics?h=b0199d.
Sam walks across a desolate plane on an alien planet. he's walking away from some destruction, probably that he caused - you can see the orange glow of the fire from the right reflected on the ground and on the cloud bottoms. The whole scene is viewed looking out from the mouth of a cave. This was a lot of fun. Can we blow Sam up in a future colaboration?!
tueurdudimanche
2 years ago
Hi, This is my MattPainting:http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/download/file.php?id=7732&mode=view

TueurDuDimanche
Brandon
2 years ago
Here is 1st one if i get some free time going to knock another one out before the 15th.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2wgul9h.jpg
Poptastic
2 years ago
Here's my effort, tried to stick to the brief but any constructive criticism welcome!

Greetings from Manchester, UK :0)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79796648@N07/7313799840/
2 years ago
Ok, here's my 2 cents..
I wish I had all the time in the world to work on these kind of projects. This world,. or the next for that matter,.

http://www.letmeplayforaday.nl/vc/My_2cents.jpg

Greetings from the Netherlands ;-)
    Hasan Halai
    2 years ago
    May I give a suggestion? Well me myself couldn't do have as good as you but I advise you to take out those to 2 3d elements. The red and yellow plant, It doesn't suit the shot. The rest is #1 :)
    Eric Kirk
    2 years ago
    Wow, that is fantastic!
2 years ago
this is my entry
http://s19.postimage.org/azogwtcur/samnew_0_00_00_00.jpg
...hope it looks ok for a starter.
i tried to use some optical flares. please tell me how it is!
Tolga Demirbilek
2 years ago
Askthedust
2 years ago
2 years ago
Sorry here's one at full 1080p not scaled down by stupid photobucket...

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7619/mattepaintingv2.jpg
Robert Donnelly
2 years ago
2 years ago
Wow! I hope I have enough free time to contribute. Awesome initiative! Could you please incorporate slow flying manta rays in the dark skies above Sam? Please please please... :p
Qzan
2 years ago
Here is my try; http://youtu.be/MeW1tmrfJEU
I hope you will enjoy it.
2 years ago
http://s1147.photobucket.com/albums/o548/David711fa/?action=view&current=Matte_Painting2.jpg

Here is the link to my entry. I tried to go for a barren moon look lol
    2 years ago
    Wow! that's simple but awesome!
    The fact that the BG gets darker makes it look creepy! I love it
Pierre Schiller
2 years ago
Heres my entry. Im thinking about color grade it more. I was picturing Sam running towards this ancient ruin code on the floor, while galactic storm was unleashing...U know...good stuff.. C/c welcome:
http://flic.kr/p/c9656Q
2 years ago
I know this location! It's South Campus Center Drive in Playa Vista in Los Angeles. I have a friend who had an art studio in the old Howard Hughes cockpit hangar, and was fortunate to be on set for Transformers 1 in the sound stage there.
2 years ago
http://labyrinthmediadesigns.jimdo.com/portfolio/video-copilot/

These have some minor variations.I couldn't decide.

Thanks
2 years ago
Alright guys, here are my first two iterations for this challenge.

Version 1:
http://www.footprint-productions.com/images/matte_painting-v1.jpg

Version 2:
http://www.footprint-productions.com/images/matte_painting-v1.jpg

And the article on my site where new versions will appear:
http://www.footprint-productions.com/images/matte_painting-v1.jpg

I may add more little details, but for now I am liking where it is going. Hope you enjoy!
Matias
2 years ago
Even if it`s not good I had a lot of fun doing it so thank you!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79771135@N04/7310489068/in/photostream
2 years ago
I'm kind of new at Photoshop but I have to say that it's quite fun.
Here is my attempt, hope you like it:
http://imageshack.us/f/62/mattepaintingalien.png/

And I invite anybody to check out my latest shortfilm in which I used AE of course and for the first time a Canon 5D:
http://imageshack.us/f/62/mattepaintingalien.png/
Hasan Halai
2 years ago
I know it's not that great but then again I am only 14 years old so I decided to give it a try anyway.
http://bit.ly/LNWx0U
    Dr_Stef
    2 years ago
    Dude don't sweat it! When I was 14 I only just started to learn basic drawing. For someone your age this is pretty awesome!
    Hasan Halai
    2 years ago
    Thanks man, appreciate it!
JoeWirth
2 years ago
2 years ago
@Anshuman

Thank you :D I knew that this site existed, because I make movies for 6 years now and we are going to say that it is thanks to Andrew Kramer that I was able to evolve. I have make others tests, as this one where I have to add opticals flares , a fighter and a colorimetric correction, Tell me what you think of it ;)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xq44up_rafale_creation
(it's difficult to write in english , sorry again)
ENJOY !
Damian
2 years ago
    M Kremers
    2 years ago
    This is nice. Good rock formation in the middle. I would flip it though, since the lighting comes from the other side.
    Damian
    2 years ago
    http://i.imgur.com/eGtc5.jpg
    Fixed, thanks man! Didnt see that. Cheers.
Lucas Rios
2 years ago
Hey, I posted my Pic like 12 hours ago- Why wasn't it published?

Here it is again:

http://postimage.org/image/5plnpywwt/
2 years ago
Hey!
posted my art on the forum.
Here's a link for it here too.
Scroll down past all the Hebrew ;)

http://www.joeshamir.com/blog/?p=337

Have a great weekend.
    BooM ROoM
    2 years ago
    Greaaaaaaaaat the best one
Filip
2 years ago
Here's two versions of my first draft. Not sure if I'll have time to actually finish it though so I'll post what I have so far. Lot's of lighting issues and ugly edges but it'll have to do for now :-)
This one is a bit more dramatic in terms of lighting and colors. All smoke/haze/mist is from Action Essentials V2 ie they can easily be replaced in a comp with live footage. The mysterious light source behind the mountains is a still from Optical Flare so that can be replaced with a nice pulsating light source as well. I added a protruding rock in the left side of the frame to give a little bit of vignetting. The tracks in the foreground are only there to add a little bit of life to it. Obviously has to go in final comp...
http://www.clint.se/mattepainting/vcp-matte-challenge-v02.jpg

Here's an earlier version I did with a very monochromatic look to tie in with the blue tones of the original footage. Also no kind hiding with smoke and haze on this one:
http://www.clint.se/mattepainting/vcp-matte-challenge-v02.jpg
    Dr_Stef
    2 years ago
    Very nice, I think I like the 2nd one better :),
    love the weird broken pointy rocks
Leandro Rangel
2 years ago
Hi,
This in Photoshop only (didn't had AF to do some more elaborate work :) )
Anyway hope you like it!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/mattepaintingleandro.jpg/
Boom ROom
2 years ago
Hi :P
here is the video
http://youtu.be/iPyNHOPJuKQ?hd=1
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and here is the picture :P
.
http://youtu.be/iPyNHOPJuKQ?hd=1 . . . i hope you like :)
MHF
2 years ago
where are my comments??:( i posted two comments in here on may 30th, the may 31st comments are being published but i cant see mine!:(
JoeWirth
2 years ago
Here's my entry, thanks for the opportunity!

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3280/mattepaintingentry.jpg
WarCry Studios
2 years ago
Here is my 5-minute composite. I did it at work so and I did it fast so don't expect something epic.

http://students.info.uaic.ro/~catalin.popovici/wcs/Matte_Painting%20(0%3b00%3b00%3b00)_1.png
Mike
2 years ago
Guys! Some of you have made awesome matte paintings here, but i just wanted to point out that it's only the part above the horizon that is supposed to be replaced. Not sure about the spaceships either. Unless you have a CG model of it, it will be hard to animate.

Anyway, just wanted to point out this so you don't waste your time.

Keep it up!
    Adrian
    2 years ago
    Yes, but foreground is important too. That gives a depth to the image.
    Daminous
    2 years ago
    "Id like to keep the blue tones for the foreground" only the blue tones ?
    Steve
    2 years ago
    Yes, but you realise this is meant to be a matt painting to be used by Andrew as a background to an animation so the whole foreground will be shot video with fx. So lens flares, spaceships etc will be added if needed but I think they just need a clean background to comp over.
    Fabian
    2 years ago
    Exactly, I was going to post the same thing yesterday. It's important to stay above the horizon or it will be hard to use it.
Alec
2 years ago
Gave it another shot
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4373/squarea.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4373/squarea.jpg
I think the scale seems larger in this one.
Aaron Lochert
2 years ago
2 years ago
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-l1_aywiiDo4/T8cB-RM_SdI/AAAAAAAAAS0/bY5G5dz_OB4/s640/VC_AlienPlanet_Concept_v01.jpg
Rough concept sketch for mood lighting and composition.
I'll keep working on it with photo elements and probably some CG spaceship!

Cheers!!
    Aaron Lochert
    2 years ago
    Woah...
    2 years ago
    Amazing one ! I really want to see it in high res with photos instead of paint !
    I guess that, as your talking of "concept sketch", "mood lighting" and "composition", it's your everyday job right ? I mean, you should be a professional illustrator or even a matte painter, don't you ?
    Anyway, really impressive and inspiring work...
    Congrats from France man !
    Daruis
    2 years ago
    it's amazing maybe one of the best so far but we need a bigger resolution
    Adrian
    2 years ago
    I think it's number 1!
    2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your comments!
    I don't think is the best, not even close did you see those posted in the forums? they look so good!!
    I do work in the CG and VFX industry as a junior CG generalist (started working not so long ago) and I must say that if today I am working here, is because couple years ago I discovered one cool website called Video Copilot that opened the gates of the amazing world of VFX to me :)
    I'll be working on the hi-Res version with photo elements! (hope I won't screw it up) XD
2 years ago
http://imageshack.us/f/152/mattepaintingchainsawpe.jpg/

First try. I LOOOVE some of the efforts on here, and I'm definitely going to take a second/third/fourth swing at this, so comment, babies!!
Lucas Rios
2 years ago
Bryan Smith
2 years ago
Whoo, well, I'm gonna lose. But anyway, here's my submission:

http://sheogorggalag.deviantart.com/art/Video-Copilot-matte-painting-contest-entry-305407210

Tried to give it more of a cosmic sort of feel. Hope it wins (eh heh heh heh -_- )
Alec
2 years ago
2 years ago
Yes Sir, I just saw the link and am gonna see what i got under my black box.stay tuned.
Rich
2 years ago
this is my attempt http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4207/kramermatte.jpg

first matte painting...its way to simple, but i think its cool.

Done in AE CS5.5
2 years ago
BTW the plate looks awesome!! I love it
2 years ago
Great idea VC folks!
I'll start whenever I have a bit of free time :P
Alec
2 years ago
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6353/coolxk.jpg
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6353/coolxk.jpg
First time I ever tried matte painting. I like it. It's very interesting.
2 years ago
Heres my attempt:
http://shamusjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Matte_Painting.jpg
tell me what you guys think
2 years ago
Hi Guys.Glad to see everyone enjoying this little exercise:)
I thought I'd attempt one keeping in the spirit of Prometheus...(Which i cant wait to see by the way:)

(Desert Hue)
http://imageshack.us/f/836/mattepaintingvcp500000.png/

(blue Hue)
http://imageshack.us/f/836/mattepaintingvcp500000.png/
Tim Creed
2 years ago
http://timcreed.deviantart.com/#/d51t7fw This is my best version. Hope it's good enough!
    Adrian
    2 years ago
    Nice abstract work, i like it's flavour.
    TIm Creed
    2 years ago
    Thanks so much. =)
    Tim Creed
    2 years ago
    This was made completely in After Effects by the way.
Ronnie Finger
2 years ago
This is what I came up with in an hour or two...

http://imgur.com/OTMwu

What do you think?
2 years ago
Australia here :) , thought I'd give this a try:

https://picasaweb.google.com/101646875498541387049/MattePaintingVC?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLaS78O1uInqxQE&feat=directlink

Sorry for the long link. Also here is a yousendit link
with the PSD and original photos used:

https://picasaweb.google.com/101646875498541387049/MattePaintingVC?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLaS78O1uInqxQE&feat=directlink

HOpe u Like it. Thanks!

Dr_Stef
    2 years ago
    Awesome one man !
    I can feel the mood of it, your image looks very realistic ! Maybe the most realistic of all the submissions for the moment...
    You could add a little bit of "alien" look in adding strange elements or in giving a weird form to the ground or/and mountains, don't you !
    I would make your submission more "fantasy" and "alien"... I guess that's what Andrew wanted to obtain with this contest...
    Anyway, keep the good stuff and congrats from France !
    Joel BB
    2 years ago
    Nice job
Matte Painting
2 years ago
Hi there
what's up guys
this is what I came up with

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79734595@N08/7301934184/

I made it quickly using PS and I restricted with the directions that Mr.Andrew gave
hop you like it...
2 years ago
here is mine, cropped version, 15% more is done.
http://www.alienartagency.com/mattepaint_videocopilot.jpg
Cheers!
    2 years ago
    best I've seen yet. really nicely done!
    2 years ago
    Right, this one is really cool ; i love the form of the rocky elements on the left side of the compositions... The only things than disturbs me is that all the ground elements (rocks and mountains) looks very blurry, too much in fact in comparison with the initial DOF seen on the ground...
    But a really good one for sure !
    2 years ago
    Thanks a lot, I tried to match the dof of the original plate but I certainely make it too hard. I added some atmospheric effects like fog and myst and those things contribute to the blurry effect. Anyway, I did that in 3 hours so if mr Kramer like mine, I'll do it better for final use.
Zoffl
2 years ago
Hi, this is my attempt. I was tempted to add some dust or a flare, but than i remember it should be only a background for something... ;-)

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7922/mattepaintingzoffl.jpg