• Matte Painting in Houdini

    This landscape of ancient Babylon was laid out, lit, rendered and then projected back on itself for the 3D arial camera move. Houdini is a very powerful tool when creating huge Matte Painted Environments.
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    Lightcraft Environments

    Concept Art, Set Design, Lightcraft Environments and Final Shot Work--It makes sense for Matte Painters to be involved from the very beginning of a Production and then on to the very end. Lightcraft is a powerful way to carry the vision of a concept through the whole of a production. See how Lightcraft is revolutionizing Matte Painting.

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  • Matte Painting In Cinefex

    My Matte Paintings are featured in this Cinefex Magazine along with a new Matte Painting process that a colleague and I developed for creating really efficient set extensions using the Maxwell Renderer.

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About Garrett Fry

Garrett Fry is a technically minded creative artist, Digital Matte Painter and Concept Artist in the Film Industry.

Garrett has a passion for finding technical solutions in matte painting and believes himself to be an innovator in new matte painting techniques. On feature films Garrett has filled several roles such as:

Senior Matte Painter: Garrett created stereo matte shots from start to finish, everything from concept, to CG, to paint, to 2.5D/3D projections, to compositing--using Photoshop, Maya, 3DS Max, MARI and Nuke.

Painting Sequence Lead: Garrett was responsible for the overall look of matte painting sequences and supervised the efforts of junior artists and artists from other departments in completion of matte shots and/or matte elements.

Matte Painting Technical Lead: Garrett oversaw and established the matte painting work flow, pipeline and department tools. I conducted training sessions for matte painters and advised the VFX Supervisor how to technically approach matte painting shots.

Concept Artist and Preproduction: Garrett has also been an active part of preproduction concept art teams for several films under the direction of such people as Doug Chaing and Mike Pangrazio.

Matte Painting and Enviornment Tainer: Garrett has worked with MPC to create a 3DDMP Academy Curriculum and has taught Matte Painting and Environment TD MPC Academy Courses.




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  • Garrett was key to the success of a challenging four-month, intensive Matte Painting and Environments training program at MPC.
    Matthew Hanger Training Manager MPC, Montreal
  • Garrettt is very detail oriented, organized and works collaboratively​ with the team. He is definitely a leader rather than a follower. In addition he has a wide range of technical and artistic skills he utilizes naturally and he has proven his leadership ability day by day by keeping together a fresh team of new starters and tutoring them into the company's pipeline.
    Marcell Nagy Environment Supervisor MPC, Montreal
  • Garrett was the tutor and the leader of our new Academy Project. With his great leadership, the project was a big success. He works hard and is dedicated--​a great artist and a perfect team leader.
    Attila Szalma Head of 3D Digital Matte Painting MPC, Montreal
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  • Gnomon Workshop Training Course

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    Garrett Fry demonstrates the entire process of how to create a 3D matte painted and projected environment, including modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, painting, projecting and compositing.
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