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Forum: Old School 03-31-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 24,587
Posted By cstoski
Thanks for sharing this Craig! It would be great...

Thanks for sharing this Craig! It would be great if the VES could leave this online for all to see.

For those of you who want to see beautiful full color prints of both the original Whitlock...
Forum: Artists Showcase 01-05-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,924
Posted By cstoski
Really nice matte painting! I like the overall...

Really nice matte painting! I like the overall composition and the lighting. Also the clusters of taller buildings in the distance and bridges connecting throughout the scene are cool design details....
Forum: General Discussions 01-01-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
You have to make sure that the render output...

You have to make sure that the render output aspect ratio is set to the same value as your texture map that you're projecting BEFORE you select the camera in the camera map modifier. After this, you...
Forum: General Discussions 01-01-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
I'm glad you enjoyed the DVDs! Yes, you can...

I'm glad you enjoyed the DVDs!

Yes, you can use the "camera map per pixel" if you want. The difference between the two is that the "camera map per pixel" is independant of the geometry mesh...
Forum: General Discussions 11-29-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
Thanks. Nice work on your www page!

Thanks.

Nice work on your www page!
Forum: General Discussions 11-25-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
Everything in the Star Wars landing latform shot...

Everything in the Star Wars landing latform shot was camera mapped except for the ships and characters. The foreground elements typically had more than 1 camera map on them. As for the glow and lens...
Forum: General Discussions 11-25-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
I'm glad you enjoyed the DVDs! Make sure to...

I'm glad you enjoyed the DVDs!

Make sure to save the alpha channel before you Multiply.

The Multiply part of the Multiply and Flatten action is simply done by duplicating the texture map layer...
Forum: General Discussions 11-02-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
I used Shake version 2.51 for the PC (for video...

I used Shake version 2.51 for the PC (for video capture reasons) - typically no special bells and whistles needed for Matte Painting Composites (ie, no blue screen extraction, etc). The way I...
Forum: General Discussions 11-01-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
Lightwell and Dave L, thanks for your support and...

Lightwell and Dave L, thanks for your support and kind words. I'm really glad you guys are enjoying the DVDs and learning from them. Let me know if you have any questions.
Forum: Work in Progress 10-17-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,321
Posted By cstoski
Nice work. However, it seems some of the shots...

Nice work. However, it seems some of the shots are distorted. The snow shot and the shot with the planet seem squeezed (too tall). Round objects don't appear round, it's a bit distracting. Overall,...
Forum: Work in Progress 10-08-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,598
Posted By cstoski
You raise a good point. If Irhen said her...

You raise a good point. If Irhen said her painting was a landscape from another world, a place with green water or green skies, then we as critics could take that into consideration. However, since...
Forum: Work in Progress 10-01-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,020
Posted By cstoski
Very nice work Brenton! Nice composition, color...

Very nice work Brenton! Nice composition, color palette and texture! The brush texture you achieve in the sand and the white-water waves breaking on the beach is wonderful. It's also really...
Forum: Sketch board 10-01-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,747
Posted By cstoski
Very nice work Brenton! Nice composition, color...

Very nice work Brenton! Nice composition, color palette and texture! The brush texture you achieve in the sand and the white-water waves breaking on the beach is wonderful. It's also really...
Forum: Artists Showcase 09-24-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,551
Posted By cstoski
Hi De Gerardo, I hope you're doing well. I see a...

Hi De Gerardo, I hope you're doing well. I see a real improvement in your
work.

Nice work here. My favorite in this thread is the Red Land Matte Painting.
Nice work. Although, you should try...
Forum: Work in Progress 09-24-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,598
Posted By cstoski
Nice work. In your sketch you can see some blue...

Nice work. In your sketch you can see some blue sky and the horizon, I'd like to see that in the final matte painting. It adds depth.

Also, the overall painting is very green. You could add a bit...
Forum: General Discussions 08-28-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
I used to do Arch Viz for a couple years before...

I used to do Arch Viz for a couple years before going to work for Matte World. It does have alot of similarity to Matte Painting with the exception of dirt and grime. Typically Architecture firms...
Forum: General Discussions 08-28-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
akzit: To improve things in the arch viz industry...

akzit: To improve things in the arch viz industry I'd say to use the aspects of 3D that are quick and rely on painting methods (over top of CG) to improve the look. Painting the realism or style into...
Forum: Work in Progress 08-02-2006, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,630
Posted By cstoski
Very nice work. Very believable. How big are...

Very nice work. Very believable.

How big are the particles? Is that what I see falling near the sculpture and lamp? If so, maybe they're a bit too big?


I'd like to see this in motion.
Forum: General Discussions 08-02-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
Adam R.: Somtime in September we should be...

Adam R.: Somtime in September we should be expecting them.

Some of us were talking about Pirates of the Caribbean earlier in this thread. Look what came-up on the web recently:
...
Forum: General Discussions 07-31-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
This matte painting is from Volume 2: 3D Matte...

This matte painting is from Volume 2: 3D Matte Painting and Camera Mapping. It'll be on the cover. I show how I created this matte shot, camera mapped it and other stuff. In the final render, the...
Forum: General Discussions 07-29-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
I'm glad you guys liked Pirates. The shots were...

I'm glad you guys liked Pirates. The shots were fun to work on. I wish I could post the work, but right now that's not possible. As for the next film I'm working on, I don't know if I am allowed to...
Forum: General Discussions 07-28-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
Thanks for all your interest. I was told they...

Thanks for all your interest. I was told they would be available in about 3 to 6 weeks.

Paul K: On the DVDs I try and give you an idea of what it's like to sit with a matte painter throughout...
Forum: General Discussions 07-28-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,362
Posted By cstoski
Yeah, fun stuff. I like that commerical. I didn't...

Yeah, fun stuff. I like that commerical. I didn't know Dylan worked on it.
Forum: General Discussions 07-28-2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 61,791
Posted By cstoski
Stoski / Gnomon DVDs on 3D Matte Painting...

Hey there everyone, it's been a while since I've posted, but I've been extremely busy! I just wanted to let the Matte Painting community know that I've just completed 3 DVD titles in conjunction with...
Forum: General Discussions 03-29-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,850
Posted By cstoski
I believe this a crop of a shot from Episode I...

I believe this a crop of a shot from Episode I not Episode III. In this shot Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and Jar-Jar come up to the surface of the water in the Gungan sub. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I...
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