• Visiting Guest Speaker at Academy of Interactive Entertainment

    I was invited by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment to be a visiting guest speaker on the 25th of July. It was a large group of great, eager to learn students and I had a fantastic time. I spoke for an hour plus on what Matte Painting is and what role it plays in the current film industry.
  • Getting Multi Patch OBJs Working in Nuke for MARI

    Here is a little trick to get multi patch obj working in nuke. I find myself using this method more and more for matte painting. You can watch the video, download the gadget I created and the working files. Read More
  • How to Create Animated Signs in Nuke for Matte Painting

    Here is a little trick for doing Animated signs in Nuke for city matte paintings at night. It is very easy. You can bash out a bunch of different signs and get them animated in Nuke very quickly using Photoshop 'Animation Tab'. Watch the video and download the working files. Read More
  • Cute Little Nuke Cars to Bring Life to Night Matte Paintings

    This is just a neat trick to bring a little life into urban night matte paintings. I think this highlights how things can be way over thought and often the more simple solution is often the more elegant one. You can watch the video, download the working files and read the article. Read More
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Tutorials

I have been in film for a while and felt a desire to give back in some way and contribute to a tighter nit DMP community. I'll be posting here industry MP tips and tricks or techniques I have developed myself--the basics for those starting out and more advanced techniques for the industry crowd. Enjoy.

Projection Basics

  • Nuke Multi Projection Setup +

    LEVEL: BASIC This is a basic multi projection matte painting setup for Nuke. There are 4 projections that make up Read More
  • Maya Multi Projection Setup +

    LEVEL: BASIC There have been a lot of requests for a tutorial of a basic Maya multi projection setup for Read More
  • Nuke/MARI Bridge Integration +

    ADVANCED This demo shows how to integrate what comes out of MARI into your nuke projections. The Nuke/MARI Bridge is Read More
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Featured Tips and Tutorials

Listed below are some industry tips and other cool stuff I have created:

Frontpage ImageNuke "Tree Card" Gadget
Here is a Nuke Gadget I created for placing 30 static or animated tree cards in Nuke. Very handy tool.
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Frontpage ImageNuke/MARI Bridge for Matte Painting Demo
The Bridge it great. This is something I developed that I have not seen anywhere else.
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Frontpage ImageNuke/MARI Bridge Multi UDIM Gadget
A Nuke Gadget I created to apply textures to a multi UDIM MARI objs in Nuke.
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Frontpage ImageMaya UDIM Shader for Viewing MARI OBJs
Viewing MARI Models in Maya is kind of a hassle but having a shader already set up makes it easier.
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Some Stuff For Beginners

  • Some Advice About How to Get Into Matte Painting +

    LEVEL: BASIC Iget asked at times for some advice about how to get into Matte Painting. I thought that I would put my typical response I give in post form. So here it is. If Read More
  • VFX makes International Orphans of Us All +

    LEVEL: BASIC When I was in school I wanted to know what life was going to be like working in film but it seemed there was not a lot of information out there. Now when Read More
  • Full Environment 3D Matte Painting Work Flow in Nuke +

    LEVEL: BASIC Other articles for basic Matte Painting Workflow: Full Environment 3D Matte Painting Work Flow in Maya Explained Matte Painting Work Flow in Nuke and Photoshop ExplainedMatte Painting Work Flow Only in Photoshop Explained Read More
  • Efficiency, Create Only What You See +

    LEVEL: BASICThere is a lot of information out there about “how” matte painting works but not a lot of “why” matte painting works.First of all, I should say that Matte Painting is the most misunderstood Read More
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Some Stuff For the Industry Crowd

  • How to Make 2D Tree Cards Work in 3D Films +

    LEVEL: ADVANCED  2D Tree cards have been a long time solution for trees in prelaxing matte shots. When stereo (3D) films came around it seemed that the 2D card gag would not hold up because Read More
  • Getting Multi Patch OBJs Working in Nuke for MARI +

    I made a post named "Nuke/MARI Bridge Multi Patch Gadget" a while ago. In that post I did not give a real indepth explanation how the multi patches or the gadget works and how to Read More
  • Animated Cars in Nuke for Matte Paintings +

    LEVEL: ADVANCED This is just a neat trick to bring a little life into urban night matte paintings. I think this highlights how things can be way over thought and often the more simple solution Read More
  • How to Create Animated Signs in Nuke for Matte Painting +

    Here is a little trick for doing Animated signs in Nuke for city matte paintings at night. It is very easy. You can bash out a bunch of different signs and get them animated in Read More
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