Ballistic Media announces pre-sales for the 240-page d’artiste: Matte Painting 3, the long-awaited sequel to Matte Painting and Matte Painting 2 with master artists David Luong, Damien Macé and Milan Schere.
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Jean-Francois Laguionie’s “The Painting” (“Le Tableau”) opens May 10 in New York followed by expansion to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta and other cities beginning May 24.
Luxology is releasing a set of video tutorials for modo 601 hosted by London illustrator Richard Yot.
Okay, so maybe it isn't really a full-blown sport, but if the proliferation of these videos of digital artwork screen-captured during the creation process is any indication, it's fast becoming a popular spectator event in any case.
Oliver Parker has directed DORIAN GRAY, a film adaptation of Oscan Wilde’s classic Victorian novel about narcissism and eternal youth.
Blacksmith3D, an independent 3D graphics design applications company, has launched a new version of its 3D painting, morphing and modeling software: Blacksmith3D-Suite v3.2, allowing easy integration with 3ds Max and featuring Alpha Mask Support.
Offering a large variety of painting and image editing tools, as well as easy to use morphing and bonus modeling tools; this package was designed to streamline 3D texturing and painting workflow and intended for artists to paint textures directly onto the 3D models utilizing smooth continuous brush strokes.
From Animated Travels blog
Back in the pre-digital, pre-xerographic days of Disney animation, the Ink and Paint department was responsible for tracing the animators’ pencil drawings onto acetate cels and filling those transparent images with color. Technological advances rendered hand inking and painting a thing of the past, but the name lived on in 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher and leader in video-based training, has announced the availability of INTRODUCTION TO MUDBOX 2009 -- the newest release in a library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using Mudbox, the advanced, high-resolution, brush-based digital sculpting and texture painting software.
In this month's issue of "The Digital Eye," Hank Driskill, technical supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios, tells VFXWorld how Bolt impressively achieved the look of a 2D-painted background in CG.
The seventh book in the d'artiste series from Ballistic Publishing -- MATTE PAINTING 2 -- features master artists Yusei Uesugi (the first digital movie matte painter), Max Dennison and Chris Thunig. With more than 30 Hollywood blockbuster movies to their credit, they show you the approaches and techniques used to create unforgettable movie environments.
This week The Gnomon Workshop has two new titles: TATTOOING PORTRAITS WITH NIKKO HURTADO and DYNAMIC FANTASY PAINTING WITH TOM BAXA.
World renowned tattooist Nikko Hurtado demonstrates in detail the secrets of tattooing realistic color portraits from start to finish. In this two hour tutorial Nikko guides you through his process with a keen eye and honed skills. He delivers a brilliant portrait with admirable creativity, while discussing his techniques.
Last week, Walt Disney Pictures offered journalists an extensive look at its next animated feature, BOLT (opening Nov. 21), including some stereoscopic 3-D sequences (the opening TV series within the movie and a pivotal moment with Rhino the hamster), and a peek at the studio's innovative use of CG lighting.
Directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard hosted the screening of clips in 3-D. "Chris wanted to make the TV show so cool -- like a Michael Bay movie -- that you'd want to see it [on the air]."
The sixth book in the d'artiste series -- DIGITAL PAINTING 2 -- features Master Artists Don Seegmiller, Melanie Delon, Daniel Dociu, and Marta Dahlig. For the first time, Ballistic Publishing offers pre-order customers the opportunity to download the majority of the Photoshop/Painter brushes used by the Master Artists in their tutorials.
This week the Gnomon Workshop is excited to brings you their much-anticipated two-volume series on Dave Dorman's Illustration Techniques.
In these dynamic titles Eisner Award-winning artist Dorman shares his techniques for creating original pencil art all the way through to painting the final piece. These DVDs cover such topics as composition, light and shadow, figure drawing, preparing a board for painting, color theory, oil painting and mixed media.
ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES WITH DAVE DORMAN VOLUME 1: PENCIL ART AND PAINTING PREPARATION:
ZODIAC, which just scored two VES nominations (Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects and Outstanding Created Environment), is now available in a new director's cut on DVD and HD DVD (Paramount Home Ent., $34.99 and $39.99). Although the director's cut is only four minutes longer (a two-minute passage-of-time sequence and a search warrant negotiation), it illustrates David Fincher's meticulous approach to cinematically exploring the notorious serial murders that rocked the San Francisco Bay Area in the late '60s and early '70s.
Luxology announced modo 301, a major upgrade to its 3D content creation software for Mac OSX and Windows. A milestone on the modo roadmap, modo 301 is an "all systems grow" release that includes comprehensive improvements to modeling, painting and rendering and the addition of two new core capabilities: sculpting and item animation. Luxology plans to ship modo 301 during summer 2007.
This new master course presented by UCLA Extension, Advanced Digital Painting, is for students who want to expand their digital painting and drawing capabilities.
Using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Corel Painter and working with instructors Chana Messer, Andrew Behla and Scot Drake, students improve their ability to use trace, lasso, pen and gradient mesh tools, custom brushes, layer masks, layer effects, adjustment layers, interface and palettes, brushes and movers.
The Gnomon Workshop welcomes Chris Stoski and Darin Hilton to its training library with the release of four DVDs on digital matte painting. Used to create backgrounds, sets, extensions or environments that are too costly to build physically or digitally, matte painting is a cornerstone of the visual effects industry. With the transition from hand painted mattes on glass to the digital age using software, such as Photoshop, Maya and Max, the range of techniques available to matte painters has broadened dramatically.
Luxology Llc. announced the immediate availability of modo 201, its 3D modeling, painting and rendering software built on the ultra clean modo code base. modo 201 combines significant modeling advancements with cutting-edge 3D painting and rendering technologies in a modern workflow customized to enhance productivity for 3D artists working in game development, film visual effects, video production, graphic arts and design visualization. modo 201 is available for immediate download from Luxology at modo3d.com or can be purchased from selected resellers.
The Gnomon Workshop, in conjunction with Design Studio Press, has introduced three new instructional DVDs from artist Bob Kato, who shows the artist how to draw and paint the adult male head.
The Gnomon Workshop, in conjunction with Design Studio Press, has introduced three new titles from matte painting artist Dylan Cole.
Dylan Cole brings to The Gnomon Workshop years of experience working as a matte painter and concept artist for film, television and video games. He has worked on such films as RETURN OF THE KING, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, I, ROBOT, VAN HELSING, SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, and THE AVIATOR.
The Gnomon Workshop, in conjunction with Design Studio Press, has released two new training DVDs by renowned matte painter and concept designer Christian Lorenz Scheurer. Utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Lorenz Scheurer shares his techniques for executing high-concept painting, including architecture, vehicles and characters.