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Capturing the Senses

Lesson 3 in Advanced Matte Painting

Lesson Information

In this lesson, you will begin by making a 'halfway paintover' on top of your 3D render from the previous lesson. From here, you'll be able to quickly get a feel for where things need to be adjusted in 3D. Finding the right sky is a major step in this process, so pay special attention to this portion. Lighting comes next, which will begin a back-and-forth process with your props and composition. Sometimes lighting can reveal areas that need improvement, so don't be afraid to go back and change things once the lights are placed. Finally, you will render your scene and bring all the elements into Photoshop.

Not Half Bad

Do a halfway paintover on top of your 3D render from the previous lesson. Take lighting and mood inspiration from your original references. 

Shed Some Light

In 3D, try to capture the look you created in your halfway paintover. Then render your image and prep it in Photoshop. Finally, upload this lesson's homework to the Learn Squared site.


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