Some people may think that all the visual effects in movies are produced using the computer on the 3D software, but the fact is that a proportion of them, even in real-world movies, are drawn manually. This art is called Matte Painting.
Matte Painting (called glass painting before entering the computer) is the drawing of nature or locations or distant places or backgrounds in the film, which enables filmmakers to create a sense of an environment does not exist in fact, which may be expensive or impossible to visit or build Actually. Historically, Matt Bainting artists have used multiple techniques to collect paintings painted with visual scenes. Sometimes, painters are so skillful that you might not believe that these sites are hand drawn. In these scenes, the drawn board is stationary, and animations are entered.
The use of matte painting – or what was known as painting on glass – began with the beginnings of the silent cinema era in the 1920s. The painters placed a large glass panel at the front of the camera and then drew the scene very accurately – snowy mountains, an old castle or even another planet. Leaves part of the glass transparent without drawing where actors and glass background may be filmed at the same time to get a very convincing scene without having to leave the studio. But recently began using electronic drawing (through 2D or 3D programs such as Alfotoshob and Maya and Maxi and other graphic programs) that is to say that we combine the electronic drawing with several images or a single image and sometimes only the images are integrated without drawing to reach the desired result ( The desired result must be realistic hand painted lighting and shadows).
Matte Painting is divided into two parts:
– Matte Painting Althabth: is a work does not move is never only drawn by any graphic program without moving and the program Alfotoshob, the best in this area undisputed. It is often used in stationary or stationary digital media
– Matte Painting Mobile: is the work of Matte Painting is done with a graphical program as an example of the program Alfotoshob and then is introduced to any program of video editing, which in turn add touches on the work to make it appear alive (mobile). It is often used in films, serials and advertisements.
This is a collection of the best Matte Painting drawings used in the most popular films:
Mt. Doom from Lord of the Rings