Matte Painting & VFX 1
Prerequisite: Digital Painting 1.A complex workshop that trains students in Nuke and Photoshop to create moving matte paintings suitable for a production in film or game cinematics. Matte painters create the final look for CG environments then compile painted elements into a final moving shot ready for film.
The first 8 weeks will go over creating a simple 3D layout with an animated camera and advanced photoshop techniques.
In the remaining 4 weeks of the workshop you will learn about setting up projections and doing the final composite in nuke. We will also go over how to set up a basic render with houdini which we will composite into the final shot.
Each week you will watch a demo of the instructor live, you are welcome to work along with the instructor and ask questions. After each class you will receive your homework assignment for the week, and at the beginning of each class you will receive feedback on your work.
Topics that will be covered throughout the 12 week workshop:
- Introduction to Nuke
- Introduction to Houdini
- Setting up cg cameras
- Advanced photoshop techniques
- Using 3D renders
The hardware requirements for the workshop are:
- Laptop (4 core min, 16gb ram), desktop preferred (recommended 32gb+ ram, 6 cores min, gtx1060 or higher).
- Wacom tablet. Any size is good.
Originally from Melbourne, Josh travelled to Adelaide to study at CDW Studios full time. With a fierce work ethic he successfully achieved a role working in Concept at Rising Sun Pictures in 2017, and moved into a matte painting position. He has worked on major Hollywood films including Logan, Thor: Ragnarok, Tomb Raider, Captain Marvel, and Ford vs. Ferrari.