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Forum: General Discussions 02-08-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Environment work involving helicopters is...

Environment work involving helicopters is actually reasonably common in VFX - for two reasons:

-helicopters are fundamentally pretty cool, so lots of film want to include them
-filming a...
Forum: General Discussions 09-07-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,259
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Three ways: 1. Collaborative projects ...

Three ways:

1. Collaborative projects

There are HUNDREDS of short films being made right now that would love the high production value that matte painting provides. Note that this should be a...
Forum: Jobs 06-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,230
Posted By Alex Jenyon
I've 'stickied' this thread. I've also...

I've 'stickied' this thread.

I've also corrected a couple of typos - hope you don't mind.


AJ
Forum: Artists Showcase 06-14-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Looks like you've uploaded the image to dropbox,...

Looks like you've uploaded the image to dropbox, and that hot linking isn't allowed (or isn't working).

Take a look at the 'sticky' thread at the top of the forum - it's got a step-by-step guide...
Forum: Artists Showcase 06-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,278
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Nice stuff. Love the breakdowns!

Nice stuff. Love the breakdowns!
Forum: Work in Progress 06-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Can't see anything - not even an incorrectly...

Can't see anything - not even an incorrectly linked image. How are you hotlinking?

AJ
Forum: Work in Progress 06-05-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Alex Jenyon
An album cover has more considerations than a...

An album cover has more considerations than a regular DMP - it's often quite graphic, and needs to fit with and text, band logo, etc.

As a raw DMP, this is quite flat - it doesn't have a defined...
Forum: Work in Progress 06-05-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Couple of comments: Like a lot of digital...

Couple of comments:

Like a lot of digital artists starting out, you have discovered that really harsh coloured / contrasted / dark grades make your images look better. This is true - they do!
...
Forum: Artists Showcase 05-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Nice reel - good mix of work, and nicely...

Nice reel - good mix of work, and nicely presented.

Pacing starts off a bit slow, but I like it overall. Very jealous of how many breakdowns / layers you managed to get permission to use - those...
Forum: Work in Progress 03-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Alex Jenyon
A few years ago, there was a huge volcanic...

A few years ago, there was a huge volcanic eruption in chile, that covered a massive area in several inches of ash (there is some footage of it in 'Art of Flight'). You should be able to find...
Forum: Work in Progress 03-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Alex Jenyon
There are two conflicting things going on in this...

There are two conflicting things going on in this image. The key light in your foreground is bright, strong and high - causing the strong, hard edged shadows on the truck and the figure.

The...
Forum: Work in Progress 01-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Your hotlink doesn't work - you'll need to use...

Your hotlink doesn't work - you'll need to use another site.

My first comment (at this early stage in the painting) is that most cities make some kind of sense - we can look at them, and figure...
Forum: Work in Progress 12-30-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Alex Jenyon
What you have chosen to do is pretty ambitious,...

What you have chosen to do is pretty ambitious, especially for your first attempt at DMP.

There isn't a shortcut or magic technique to getting photographic elements to match the perspective you...
Forum: Jobs 12-22-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Environment TDs, Modo Generalists and Environment artists needed: MPC Vancouver

MPC Vancouver is busier than ever before, and we’re looking for a few more artists to join the 3DDMP / Environments team for first couple of months of 2014.

Please get in touch as soon as you can...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-24-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Without drawing it out from scratch for myself,...

Without drawing it out from scratch for myself, it looks to me like your horizontal vanishing point (green lines) converge too close to the edge of frame.

The horizon line looks correct, so to...
Forum: Work in Progress 10-14-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By Alex Jenyon
As matte painters for features, our job is...

As matte painters for features, our job is (normally) to try to re-create something that looks like a photo. Copying a photo is a great training exercise. So is copying another matte painting...
Forum: Work in Progress 08-22-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By Alex Jenyon
One thing stands it straight away - the planets...

One thing stands it straight away - the planets are lit from two different directions! It's obviously possible (and often desirable) to 'bend' reality a bit in a fantasy scene, but given that you...
Forum: General Discussions 08-11-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By Alex Jenyon
One of the reasons that this is a tricky subject...

One of the reasons that this is a tricky subject to discuss (apart from the fact that studios won't let salary information out the door, for obvious confidentiality reasons) is that there are so many...
Forum: Sketch board 08-10-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,363
Posted By Alex Jenyon
http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/4/b/4b3a5_...

http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/4/b/4b3a5_ORIG-holy_thread_resurrection_batman.jpg

I'm not sure of the best way of saying this, but EVERYBODY who posts here has amazing images in their...
Forum: Jobs 08-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,483
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Is this a paid project?

Is this a paid project?
Forum: Work in Progress 07-24-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Hi Xale; Looks pretty good overall. My two...

Hi Xale;

Looks pretty good overall. My two pieces of feedback are:

The bright foliage in the far background may well be part of the reference you are using, but I think it doesn't really work...
Forum: Sketch board 07-24-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,118
Posted By Alex Jenyon
Hi Malos; Your concepts are great - good...

Hi Malos;

Your concepts are great - good atmosphere and really nice brushwork. Would you have any DMPs to share too? (This is a matte painting forum, after all...)

Look forward to seeing more...
Forum: Work in Progress 04-21-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Alex Jenyon
There's some nice work, and a pretty varied...

There's some nice work, and a pretty varied skillet shown here - for some jobs (a generalist in a small studio that does stylized CG work) this might work out fine. For larger studios the lack of...
Forum: General Discussions 01-31-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Alex Jenyon
It might be in a class setting, but that's not...

It might be in a class setting, but that's not going to go down well once they start looking for work. Obvious copies of other artists' work in a portfolio are a massive warning sign, and are...
Forum: Artists Showcase 10-27-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,295
Posted By Alex Jenyon
There's some great lighting here, but it's too...

There's some great lighting here, but it's too 'graphical' to look like a photo-real scene - there's too many lines EXACTLY parallel to the frame of the image for it to read as anything but a flat...
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