Planet Matte Paintings

The matte painting challenge is going well. Today I’m going to start looking through all of the matte paintings and find a few to use for the different shots in the sequence. Once we have a few that work, I’ll start comping in the background and finishing the rest of the shots. Keep up the great work, I think we’ll definitely do more of these in the future! Maybe the next one will be a matte painting in the future… Yes!!

Keep going, the challenge ends June 15th!

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3 years ago
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176 Comments

moT
2 years ago
Hey Andrew whatever happened to this? Was it abandoned? You also had mention a tutorial on "train that is repeated into the distance during a camera pan" has that also been removed from the radar with the release of Element(not to take anything away from Element, it's friggen awesome)?
    paul
    2 years ago
    may b the next tutorial will showcase sumthing from matte painting contest.
Nikkia
2 years ago
Hi
I live in China. I'm 17.
I like VFX. And I learn many skills at here. Thank you so much Andrew Sir.
Looking forward to your new tutorial.
By the way, I'm very very like your joke in the tutorials.
Somebody be Machine Gun Headshot in coffee shop.
ShivZz
2 years ago
Hi Andrew Sir.!
i live in India
and have a great interest in VFX.!
i would like to learn VFX from you n would like to work with you
i am 16 years old now..
i expect a reply from you sir..
Thank You..
mnhsnam
2 years ago
hello all,
just want to say these are all great entries
Dan
2 years ago
How many total submissions did you guys get?
Derek
2 years ago
Well done Shimura, you followed the brief perfectly just like so many other on here, the perfect matte for Andrew to use. It really evokes the feeling of cold, alien, other world. Well done!!!!!
    d10u
    2 years ago
    are you sure about wat u said???
    Jim P
    2 years ago
    Indeed. A very "Prometheus" feel to it, dark and foreboding.
2 years ago
    Brian
    2 years ago
    Is that Sam roping the steer?
Florian Baumann
2 years ago
hey andrew!

could you tell us about your system you are working on? especially the grafics card(s) would be very interesting!
thank you very much!
Rakshit Sharma
2 years ago
Andrew sir ..realy you are gr8
shadowwalker
2 years ago
grade work i love the works like this
2 years ago
And I HAve Every Sigle DVD Of Your Product
I Porchuse It
Thanks
I Want You Do Do A Tutorial About Mission Imposiblle
Any Effect In This Movie And Thanks Man You Are Greate
2 years ago
I Am Good In VFX And that's Because of You There andrew you Are Pretty Coll
And Awsome Man Thanks And I Want You phoneNember Pls Pls
And I Hope You Continue these free tutos
3 years ago
Cant wait for the next challenge! I'll make something worth the 1.3Mb of bandwidth i used while uploading my poor excuse for an attempt
3 years ago
where is my comment that i have posted?
3 years ago
Great idea. When is the tutorial coming up?
Pablo Fernández
3 years ago
Hi! I know it's a little late to post, but still wanted to show my work. I hope you like. Thanks for the challenge.
See you next time :)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/33455321/Matte_Painting_1920x1080_by_Pablo_Fernandez.jpg
P.S. And remember: "Un gran poder, conlleva una gran responsabilidad..."
    2 years ago
    Fantastic work.
    2 years ago
    Thank you very much :)
    Nice showreel!
    2 years ago
    Nice job!
    2 years ago
    Thanks :) Nice job on yours too!
3 years ago
Gah, I'm late. I hope you have had weekend off so I'm still in
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3561316/Matte_Painting_Otto_Lindqvist.jpg

Great work you guys have here!
plavimodrec
3 years ago
I had such big plans for this, but than I didn't have the time. It's sloppy work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsrBKu9YHYA&feature=youtu.be
3 years ago
When are you going to show the results of the contest, Mr. Kramer? We are all eager!
3 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.
lustrator
3 years ago
hey wassup andrew! check out my entry for your matte paintin competition

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150985715294105&set=a.73115084104.64776.632744104&type=1&theater
3 years ago
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80493525@N04/7377423792/in/photostream Greetings Sam & Andrew... I'll be waiting for another challenge, and i'll be better in future.
jay27flow
3 years ago
This is my final result: https://vimeo.com/44134448
And some still images :
https://vimeo.com/44134448
https://vimeo.com/44134448
There are 2 old version, those took 3 hours, and 2 advanced versions, they took 30 hours (including the animation). One of these versions are a simplier one, the second is more alien look like.
vivek kukreti
3 years ago
Here is my entry for the challenge

http://i.imgur.com/WQ6oa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WQ6oa.jpg

thank you
3 years ago
Hey Andrew. Not sure if the moderator will post my entry in time. Just in case, this is my entry.

http://bit.ly/LgIHG7
http://bit.ly/LgIHG7
3 years ago
Here is my, with 3d model spaceship i made ;) : http://rafaelcoelho3d.com.br/galeria/vc/vc-mattepainting-coelho.jpg
3 years ago
Not expecting this to win. In fact it shouldn't even be entered, but don't have enough time in my day to make it look good. I've seen alot of half arsed attempts posted, figured i may as well put mine up. The Team at video Co-pilot are awesome. Keep up the good work guys
3 years ago
cool), Andrew, we are Russian, we love your products!
3 years ago
Hey Andrew!

My entry for the matte paint contest.
To compete, I just post the url?
Or do I need to upload it somewhere?

http://www.getdesigned.nl/images/vc_matte_painting_jvdh.jpg

(great idea to start with contests)
Hello,
Here are my entries :

It comes from the East :
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/62927573/ItComesFromTheEast.jpg

SuperNova :
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/62927573/ItComesFromTheEast.jpg

Thank you for everything VC do
3 years ago
Just saw this today. Not enough time to finish. Here's what I managed.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mt87/7188769731/in/photostream
the latest designs and thanks for viewing
    3 years ago
    I see your for-ground elements are out of focus but then the far away is sharply in focus. My eye tells me there should be a slight blur (subtle) out of focus effect on those far away objects. Other than that I think you did a great job seamlessly joining all the art together.
My last design I hope you like
3 years ago
Here is my submittal to the contest.

http://www.fexstudios.com/uploads/vc/Matte_Painting.jpg

(All photos used in this are mine, and if you need access to the ps file, I can send it to you. Thank you for all your work to teach us.)
Ivan
3 years ago
www.gugl.hr/matte2.jpg
Artist
3 years ago
Next challenge... create a matte painting completely out of lens flares.
3 years ago
Here is my entry !!
Tanks Andrew, for the tuts !!

http://hercar.deviantart.com/art/matte-painting-308153965
Luccccino
3 years ago
guys, use your brain, how would he use a matte painting that already has depth of field, optical flares and all that stuff baked in??
RAJ
3 years ago
Hi sir, i am ur big fan, i have seen all your tutorials and like them so much.
sir i have a little request,i am able to understand ur tutorial due to ur basic tutorials ,can please give some basics of 3Ds MAX pleeeeeese sir.


here is my matte painting work sorry for bad camera quality but this is what i have :- http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=403665186350627&set=a.334233359960477.100391.100001214470009&type=1&theater
    fifik
    3 years ago
    Nice!!! :)
Bruce
3 years ago
vivek kukreti
3 years ago
3 years ago
This looks a lot like Prometheus! inspired much? also check out the trailer for our upcoming Scifi thriller EVERYWHEN, Shot on RED ONE! just click the link in my name and enjoy it! :)
y otro diseño espero les guste y gracias andrew por inspirarnos a usar la creatividad
este es otro diseño
    Andy Wolf Kirikou
    3 years ago
    Hi Matt,
    Greetings from Ghana,i think the red moon or the sun should add up to the color correction...when the sun is going down it affects the sky and the lands in reality...good work done...
Bravesurf
3 years ago
Cool idea, but who came up with that composition? =(
Giannis
3 years ago
Oh i forgot! Greeting from Greece!
Andy wolf Kirikou
3 years ago
Awesome Kramer, Greetings from Ghana
thanks for the challenge n your tuts.
here is the link to my work....critics are welcome.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101267333217609.2860.100000030297123&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=445550405455965&set=a.101267333217609.2860.100000030297123&type=3&theater
    3 years ago
    You said critics are welcome, and I never want to be harsh, but just help people out. I would work on your edges between the horizon and the mountains. Put something there to obscure it maybe? And the spaceship hovering over the scene is just, there. But I love the sky replacement! Excellent work! My submission is posted just below yours (Matt Goff) take a look and tell me what you think! I'd love to hear what I did well/what I need to work on.
    Andy Wolf Kirikou
    3 years ago
    thanks Matt....i appreciate it........
3 years ago
im just a fortunate man, dreaming to be a designer, and thanks to video copilot because of your tutorials, you really save my life.
don't judge my artwork. I know you guys are really good motionographers and compositors, im just participating in andrew's blog - heres my matte painting.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=458304667515520&set=a.402651323080855.99881.216780888334567&type=1
3 years ago
Heres my after photo for the contest hope you like it. Facebook wouldn't let me upload the high res still so if anybody wants a copy just email me or leave a comment. emurzello@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151811735205472&set=a.10151811735020472.864739.825140471&type=1&theater
    patrick
    2 years ago
    Well done mate definately my favourite of the lot.
    its just right,perspective,colour,9.5/10
3 years ago
Here is my reply to AK's challenge.
https://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!
José Landy
3 years ago
José Landy
3 years ago
Hey What's up Andrew!
Here is my humble contribution for the challenge. I hope you like it.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3749662814668.2153767.1069274272&type=3

Note that Sam is running try to reach his truck(white small rectangle), thats far far way from him in the base of the left mountain.....funny!

By the way, we cam send more than one ideia?


best regards from Brazil
3 years ago
    3 years ago
    With all due respect, that looks great! Just try to soften up your edges against the mountain and the sky ect. Its something we all need to work on.
3 years ago
3 years ago
hey ! what's up man?
here is my entry for matte painting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO8EU8DhGx4&list=PLD2CB9BF7703DD91E&index=9&feature=plcp
hoppe you'll like it !
Oleh Leon
3 years ago
Tutorial please!!!thank you.
3 years ago
i really like the idea. so this one is my entry. i hope you enjoy.

http://higher-lyrics.de/matteCosmic.jpg
    3 years ago
    i left it really dark toned because i thought when there are optical flares inserted in the post it could fit perfect ;)
3 years ago
Hey watch this video!
ORB TEXT CREATER FREE PROJECT!
3 years ago
Here's my entry, I kept things simple and tried to recycle the original sky. Maybe it lacks a spaceship wreck in the crater or some vegetation in the foreground, but the scenery like this is more eloquent to me. Hope you'll enjoy.


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/sylshirin/Matte_Paintingcopy.jpg
Ilya
3 years ago
Hey, the is my work. I am a beginner, so dont judge me too strict.
Thanks to Andrew, for all his work, and all tutorials, and time that he has spent on us))
Greetings from Ukraine)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/7352473876_35683ab9dc_h.jpg
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
Where is that?
Sammy does get around, doesn't he!
eric
3 years ago
no news ? element 3d when ??!
3 years ago
Hummm... Isn't there a little problem with the wheel trace on the ground...?
They seem to come out from the laying stones.
And Sam's helmett is funny, yes;-)
Sandeman
Dave Starr
3 years ago
please Andrew... may i know what gfx card do you use with After Effects ???
PLEASE LET ME KNOW !
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,
do you have a matte painter in your studio or you did those matte paintings yourself, because the look amazing. I amazed by all the great skills you have man!
3 years ago
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80166592@N03/7349571500/in/photostream
Here is another one that i added, oh waite its the same hahaha
3 years ago
I tried to make it look nice please let me know what you guys think, :)
azamux
3 years ago
http://tinyurl.com/6rgop2a
This is the project I wish I was a part of!
    3DKorath
    3 years ago
    Killer video it looks like a nerds fantasy. I saw a ton of video Copilot stuff in it!.
    Ru486
    3 years ago
    I heard that this project was a bit of a legal battle between the producer and the band. But the producer won the right to complete due to his contracts he had in place. Always get your contracts signed. Still it's a killer video!
    SKTFM
    3 years ago
    Great post, killer video! I dig it! Love the asari, but aren't they blue?
    jeurahl
    3 years ago
    Love the moon shot at the beginning also the spaceships in the background look familiar.
azamux
3 years ago
Love it! Look's like a killer project to be a part of!
3 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLlW3eYGXls&list=UUvtzzueOF6pCT6NO2YblBnA&index=0&feature=plcp
check out my new video guys, do leave a comment if any.
thank you.
brett goodwin
3 years ago
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,
Check out my battle on another planet.
It uses 2D layers and a lot of the techniques you've taught us over the years...
Inspired by Dragon ball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsr0XyvYlnA
Randall
3 years ago
Long time viewer first time poster. Andrew I really enjoy your site and willingness to share with this community.

Here's my matte painting submission:
https://www.box.com/s/71d4d93cc2b4a2b70227
3 years ago
Here is my attempt :)
3 years ago
"Long Walk Back to Base" ... after nuclear winter, that is.
Kramerish CG
3 years ago
i wonder if Sam has to walk some steps towards the cam, how would the flat ground in the original shot match the inclined ground in matte painted one?! i mean, does Sam have to pretend walking up or down a ramp or what?!
thank Mr.Kramer.
Leon
3 years ago
Here 's an idea. Matte painting + make own prop & design the effect for what its function is. The setting? 25 Years from now.
    hijazi
    3 years ago
    with all respect but that's just sky replacement...
    3 years ago
    that looks nice, great camera tracking too,
    but the biggest thing I can point out is that the lighting for the set extension is different than your subject/original plate.

    The lighting of your original plate is from right to left, and your set extension is from left to right (the sun is on the left..) hope that helps!
steve
3 years ago
not bad, you know! it is somehow Sam replacement, not bg matte painting!
Jason
3 years ago
That's amazing you totally changed the angle of the land very good!!
3 years ago
this was ...great Idea
3 years ago
First Matte Painting...Fun...But I'll stick to animation
Mark Sun
3 years ago
here is my entry AK!!

http://imageshack.us/f/221/mattepaintingaliensamr0g.jpg/

Just want to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication. I remember two years ago I couldn't even spell "compositing", but your enthusiasm and your love for your work had changed my life! Thanks again!
    Pedro
    3 years ago
    Hey man, awesome work!! If you dont mind me asking, how did you manage to make that light on the mountain ? How did you increase the exposure of only 1 side of it ? Thanks already in advance man!
ram kandel
3 years ago
synonyms of after effect...andrew is great!!
3 years ago
This is good. Got a better idea of the type of desolation you were looking for.
Lots of good stuff everyone! Keep 'em coming; another week to go.
3 years ago
Hello there!

Here's my version :)
http://www.sonicboom.ch/vc-mattepainting-final.jpg
Irfrandes0930
3 years ago
    DrakenFX
    3 years ago
    if you check the Toturial " THE PORTAL " he have a little entry mini toturial of Z-Depth...just saying
James
3 years ago
I must have refreshed the site 100 times today hoping to see an ELEMENT 3D banner...I really need to get out more...
Tater-tot
3 years ago
Love it! I can't wait to see the film :D
3 years ago
Andrew what are you doing in these days? we do not see your new works...but we still waiting for your great works...
3 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDKbK33oYDo

Jordan Liberato.
facebook.com/jordanlg3
twitter.com/jordanlg3
3 years ago
I figured you were going for desolate, so I decided to keep it simple and resist the urge to cram a bunch of stuff in there that might not work with your other shots.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/470509_4076164148015_45388042_o.jpg
    3 years ago
    Nice work. Simple is best, yes indeed.
    heilong79
    3 years ago
    Very similar to mine, nice work
Tim Creed
3 years ago
Even though mine may have not been the best, it was fun competing with the others. Having competition made me a bit better. Thanks Andrew! http://timcreed.deviantart.com/#/d51t7fw
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew! This contest was a GREAT IDEA to bring the community togheter and put our asses to work! hahaha

Cheers!
3 years ago
June 15 its my birthday :D
Patrik
3 years ago
The floor is 3d rotate x axis?
Moriasi JJ
3 years ago
finally you decide to interact with us somehow, this is cool, looking forward to more of this
Rusty
3 years ago
Hi Andrew. I was very inspired by you and all you do is you're doing very well is good that your country has such a hero

P.S I saw the man as the image of Sam Loya and his twin link from me;)
Thallis
3 years ago
^ What Edy says . I like this idea and it would be with fun to take this to the forum also . I suggest that you make a new board on the forum, where we can make challenges for eachother , share project files and ideas , or something clever like that :) I just think it could be fun and give another aspect to the forum .
Anyways , will post my version of the challenge soon . Don't know if it have anything to do with matte paintings at all , kinda just got taken by the inspiration :)
Nice day to ya all
- Thallis
3 years ago
did you rotoscoped manually or did you used the auto-rotobrush?

because we don't see any greenscreen :)
Gurjote Sansoa
3 years ago
I dont Have a clue how to use photoshop soooo, I use after effects for the DMP instead. Is that a wise choice? OR is it better on photoshop
Bruno
3 years ago
Good work Andrew,Create this tutorial plis!
Farshad
3 years ago
Good as Always
thanks Andrew
Justin
3 years ago
CHALLENGE ME SIR KRAMER!!! Dueling you would be an honor!
Mayank
3 years ago
Good work Andrew sir, World is changing as u and your work to.....
this one is Futuresitic
Matte Painting
3 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....
Edy
3 years ago
You should make a contest to win the Element 3D....
3 years ago
If a french Challenges you Andrew , It's a problem ?
3 years ago
I was thinking, we cant use no light sources can we? I mean, since the final shot is a video. it might look crazy or something. anyway, I should definitely watch some matte painting tutorials, cause this is kinda a big deal to me. But great idea man :P
3 years ago
That's really cool Andrew. Do you plan on doing more of these types of challenges in the future?
    3 years ago
    I may challenge you to a duel...
    Borghot
    3 years ago
    I hope its a lightsaber duel. Everything else is senseless.
    Steve Thompson
    3 years ago
    A duel huh? OK, I'll be the 18 wheeler and you can be Dennis Weaver.
    caxum
    3 years ago
    Steve, wow wonder how many of us will get that reference. very clever...
    3 years ago
    Would Spielberg dare to shot the remake?
    And most important, would Andrew make the post?
    Hijazi
    3 years ago
    From the Pictures I saw... The level is too damn low xD ... I believe this is the first and Last Challenge Andrew will :P
    2 years ago
    "Anything else would be uncivilized." - Old Magnavox dude OR General Kenobi
3 years ago
very very gooood Andrew Kramer
Orlando Torres
3 years ago
This will change the world!!!
Pranay Noel
3 years ago
Great! I like the idea!
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