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Rice Valley by frenic Rice Valley by frenic
Hi, this is my new matte painting...

I used Maya to model most of the mountains and rocks which where then taken to Zbrush for refinement and then to Photohop for the final composition. The sketch is done in Photoshop only.

Here is a link for the larger image : [link]

and here are the WIP threads:

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:icontovette:
tovette Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How many photo elements did you use and what did you have to paint from scratch?
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mcd7bc Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Awesome!
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MicBoring Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Featured! :D [link]
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:iconpaustinus:
paustinus Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
great...
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:iconnahojis:
nahojis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Wondrous, great, fantastic...
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:icontehsolarz:
TehSolarz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Saan yan?!
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RockhopperVFX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think I gave you some pointers on this, and you got a hard time from one of the forum members, however you stuck with it and produced something that is stunning
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icxyz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing :wow:
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MountainKing417 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
:iconphilippineflagplz::iconhuzzahplx:
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely!
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:iconangelitoon:
angelitoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice work!
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Kaboose-18 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is EPIC! Love it!
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Kerokerorira Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Really inspiring mE a lot !!!!
do u make a tutorial for artwork like this???
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:iconfrenic:
frenic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Hi thanks for the reply, for this one I don't have any tutorial, do you want to see one?
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:iconkerokerorira:
Kerokerorira Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
of course i want..:sprint:
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:iconfrenic:
frenic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
OKI DOKI! I'll try to prepare one :)
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Kerokerorira Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
thx so much...i'm just cant wait...
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shtl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
O
M
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(and I'm not used to put thoose 3 letters)

The rice fields are so greatly done!

How did you manage all the trees? Must be billions polys!

I'll go right away check your wip links.

Great paysage, congrats!
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shtl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
AH OK; it's a matte painting. Haha! Great anyhow :thumbsup:
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frenic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
HAHA, that actually sounded a bit sad your last comment, its like "Oh, so its very easy... not bad", no worries, its what we call in the film industry as "CHEAT". Why do it the hard way when you can do it the easy way right?
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shtl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha I thought so while reading it before posting, but I let it go. ^^
The most important is the result, no worries indeed ;)

Your panorama is really something I dig, I really like it, this mix of many nice places... so seeing the making of is very interesting.

It's just I'm looking for a way to achieve things that can be fully animated, and since I never have enough patience to look after the right matching pictures on my stock or in the web... a "full home made" solution would be great for me. Plus you have to be very skilled to paint over in a realistic way. So you call it cheat, I call it talent =D

But indeed matte painting keeps its special place in the industries for years, no doubt why!

Keep up :)
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frenic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
No problem here dude, to be honest Trees in films are still very hard to do. Rendering takes forever... they still go for fake ones... even the awesome software VUE can be tedious and takes a huge amount of time to render.

Depending on what you want to achieve... faking it somehow is the best way to do it. sad but true. How big is your scene anyway? maybe you can fake the backgrounds with animated cards and the foregrounds into 3D objects with deformers...
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shtl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback.
Yup usually I run for the 2D images planes / cards (alpha is pain in the *ss for depth, have to create separate scenes, recomp in post and so on...) and some of them in 3D for foreground...
But for slow cams I always dream of a good solution for them... Yeah Vue is not for small prods. Vray proxies are cool but vray is still a bit slow when it comes to animated object GI...
blah blah and so on.

So for a second when I saw your image I dreamt of something I didn't know about... :P
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private-tee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Well just browsing landscapes and this just popped out, great amount of detail and everything looks like it belongs in the pic.
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KiwiiTea Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
The attention to detail that this picture obviously shows blows me away. How I wouldn't love to just jump into this world and explore! You are a wonder to the art community, Thank you for your contributions.
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Random007 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Simply stunning!
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imagein2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
awesome :D
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bigfoot904 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Wow, totally awesome. Very well detailed and very well done. Added it as a favorite. I just wish it was a tad larger to use for my desktop background (3360x1050 is hard to fit!)

Great job though, I love it!
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wyldfyer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student General Artist
beautiful....
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't often say "I like this to the point where I wish I was there" But this is what came to my mind. I like the realistic details, yet still a bit "fantasy-like" so we can straight away tell its not a photo. Reading the WIP threads made me learn quite a bit about how it's done, just from loking at it. And I love how the early rock-pillars looked too, they would do great in a sandstone desert, but yeah, they look better as is here, as they fit better. I'd be a bit weary of putting up a large-res image through that link, due to art theft risk, but I worry too much ( I'll probably make this my desktop image lol, I don't change it much and I can see this on it for a long time )

And finally, at the risk of sounding like a marketing tool, I'd just gotta promote you to Vue 6 It's a great 3D landscaping software, which would probbaly greatly assist you in making "base render" for or your landscape matte paintings :nod:
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frenic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
WHoah! I am humbled by your comment! I am quite happy that you like that image. It's my personal favorite too. Although the image is not real, the rice terraces are and they too are a stunning sight to see.

I actually have no problems with putting high res images online. Just as long as nobody uses it for their business then its fine. Wallpapers sure! Posters? Just give me a copy thats it! But if its for tshirts... then is a WAIT A MINUTE thingee...

VUe is an amazing program. My only problem is that it renders so freakin slow! I might as well look for reference images that might look real and faster. Or use programs like maya or any other 3D app.

Thanks once again for the comment... really appreciate it man.
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revesburger Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
holy sh*t :wow:
how long did it take to render??
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:iconfrenic:
frenic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
not so long man.... took about mmm like 15 seconds.... pretty easy render in maya most of te effects 95% in fact was done in photoshop
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revesburger Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
oh lol :XD:
you tricked me ^^

but you made a GREAT job :dance:
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:iconfrenic:
frenic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
In the film industry, what matters is how you can achieve a certain project the fastest and the most efficient way. It doesn't really matter how you've done it just as long as it looks realistic. Thats movie magic man! :D
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revesburger Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
as a graphic/multimedia design i understand and i agree :XD:
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Featured [link] ;)
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setheichel Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
amazing! how do you get that talents?XD share it man... and i mean SHARE IT! XD
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:iconfrenic:
frenic Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Ay sus! Nambola ka naman! hahahahah, Slalamat po sa comment. All it takes is practice... I see your also headed that way so good luck!
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setheichel Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
you speak in riddles man, just teach me nalang! hahaha! di pa ko runong magzbrush kainis! lufeeeet mo, add kita ha?
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kridxen Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
ooooooooh ^_^ Lookit the huge depth that's going on in this picture, I love it can i borrow for a magic card? I'll credit you of course :D
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frenic Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
why not? Just give me the link so that I can Link it back to you too...
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
oh my god this is so beautifull.
it has so many elements in the landscape i would recognize as a part of the world of Gor'Li
I wished I could ask you for a collab :-/ especial to have a picture of my "Black Tower of Time"
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sean89 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Student
omg... it's so nice~ :love:
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uAe-Designer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
nice work

:+fav:
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lancerdrake Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
FANTASMICPRE
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jjean21 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Breathtaking artwork :clap:
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Akajork Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
saw this progress on mattepainting.org.. never seen the final though. amazing work man! outstanding! make more!
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:iconfrenic:
frenic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
thank you very much, I myself is a big fan of your works! C u at the forums!
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joeyddizon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
ang gandaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sobra ala akong masabe!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rice terraces pedingpedi sa mga movie and games!!!! astig idol!!!!
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