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Forum: Artists Showcase 10-18-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By maxgabl
Thanks Tharmine! You should know. Are you a...

Thanks Tharmine!

You should know. Are you a Swiss working in the UK?
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-18-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By maxgabl
I can only give you a very generalized answer,...

I can only give you a very generalized answer, and I'm sure there are different opinions out there: Film usually gives you more time and resources to do a painting than TV. Then you'll have a nice...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-17-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By maxgabl
-Nick There is tons of work out there,...

-Nick

There is tons of work out there, especially in TV. They are always looking for good matte painters. The hard part is getting in and getting noticed. I painted and displayed self promotional...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-17-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By maxgabl
Thanks Nick! Right now we got a break from...

Thanks Nick!

Right now we got a break from Star Trek before the next season starts in a couple of weeks. I'll use the lighter schedule and post some more.

As for this MP, I do have to say that...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-17-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By maxgabl
They lit the actors so bad that it is almost...

They lit the actors so bad that it is almost impossible to match the lighting. It's the simplest and most rushed studio lighting I've seen. And I don't get to comp it... Of course they didn't expect...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-11-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By maxgabl
That's what the client wanted (and liked). They...

That's what the client wanted (and liked). They are very particular on the color and looks of the exotic worlds and it has to match the series that were done in the sixties. I'm working off some sort...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-10-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,596
Posted By maxgabl
Hey Guys, I just posted another one on this...

Hey Guys,

I just posted another one on this forum (http://www.mattepainting.org//forum/viewtopic.php?t=3624). I hope you like it. And (better late than never), thanks for your nice comments!
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-10-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,901
Posted By maxgabl
A Star Trek (remastered) painting

This is another one of my many paintings for Star Trek (remastered). I started out with a 3D model in Cinema 4D consisting of a ton of buildings I initially modeled in SketchUp (really fast for...
Forum: Artists Directory 10-10-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,203
Posted By maxgabl
Max Gabl (USA, California)

This is another one of my many paintings for Star Trek (remastered). I started out with a 3D model in Cinema 4D consisting of a ton of buildings I initially modeled in SketchUp (really fast for...
Forum: Artists Showcase 12-04-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,596
Posted By maxgabl
Thanks Ehsan! Thanks Steven! Yeah I'm having...

Thanks Ehsan! Thanks Steven!

Yeah I'm having a lot of fun reworking the whole 70+ episodes. I will post more paintings as they will become available to show. I remember watching the show as a kid...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,596
Posted By maxgabl
Halloween matte painting for Star Trek

I'm doing the matte paintings for the remastered original Star Trek series. They posted a low and high res version of my Halloween castle painting at...
Forum: General Discussions 05-09-2005, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,466
Posted By maxgabl
Plaf, here is a link to a discussion thread...

Plaf, here is a link to a discussion thread related to this topic, just in case you missed it

http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=407&start=0
Forum: General Discussions 04-13-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,839
Posted By maxgabl
You can also try Pixel Smart Scale from Extensis...

You can also try Pixel Smart Scale from Extensis and Altamira's Genuine Fractals for uprezing. They use fractal algorhythms to interpolate so you can rez up quite a bit without getting pixelation....
Forum: General Discussions 04-08-2005, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,232
Posted By maxgabl
thedoc: Which CD from 3dfluff covers camera...

thedoc: Which CD from 3dfluff covers camera mapping? They only show two CDs on their site. I just bought Cinema 4D a week ago and I love it. It seems that C4D becomes matte painter's choice over...
Forum: General Discussions 04-04-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,810
Posted By maxgabl
here is a (carefully) optimistic take: As...

here is a (carefully) optimistic take:

As Tim Sarnoff (Imageworks) at the end of the interview suggests (and I translate), it comes down to the Artists and the quality of their work. No matter how...
Forum: General Discussions 04-01-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,810
Posted By maxgabl
Cinefex: State of the business

The discusssion goes on...

http://www.cinefex.com/backissues/issue101.html
Forum: General Discussions 03-29-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,280
Posted By maxgabl
Forget about that other plug-in. I bought it...

Forget about that other plug-in. I bought it (about $100) and never really used it. It's called PhotoSpray. It opens it's own window without showing the PS layers and it doesn't show full res. Need I...
Forum: Artists Showcase 03-22-2005, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,179
Posted By maxgabl
Hi Ron, Beautiful work! Isn't it great...

Hi Ron,

Beautiful work!

Isn't it great to have this site?!

Max
Forum: Work in Progress 03-15-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,056
Posted By maxgabl
If I squint, the picture looks real. Great! But...

If I squint, the picture looks real. Great! But you need to put in hyperrealistic detail to make it a matte painting, if that's your intention. Since it's a high contrast pic, try to concentrate on...
Forum: General Discussions 03-07-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,532
Posted By maxgabl
about procedurals...

I've been working on state-of-the-art procedural stuff as a painter, and, let me tell you, they do NEED painters. As a matter of fact, I can see more work down the line for us with procedurals-heavy...
Forum: General Discussions 02-28-2005, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,532
Posted By maxgabl
Why worry? It will be another toolbox for anyone...

Why worry? It will be another toolbox for anyone to use in the (near) future, not an entity by itself. And still one will need visual skills to implement it properly. 3D skills one can learn too.
Forum: General Discussions 02-27-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,532
Posted By maxgabl
It was late and I guess I was a little unclear....

It was late and I guess I was a little unclear. So:


Brenton, change is the only constant and it works in our favor! And it's never too late. I mean it!


Rick, I couldn't agree more, and,...
Forum: General Discussions 02-27-2005, 12:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,532
Posted By maxgabl
Rick, I couldn't agree more! (some folks must...

Rick, I couldn't agree more! (some folks must feel threatened..)
Brenton, change is the only constant and it works in our favor!
Forum: General Discussions 02-26-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,412
Posted By maxgabl
Also, compared to other post production artsists,...

Also, compared to other post production artsists, matte painters make up a small percentage, which means less buzz.

I personally don't mind some exposure, if it leads to more work, especially in...
Forum: General Discussions 02-26-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,532
Posted By maxgabl
The next issue will continue the discussion, but...

The next issue will continue the discussion, but from a financial side. That will be revealing too.

Fifteen years ago, back in Switzerland, I was planning to come to LA to be part of this...
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