Epic Matte Shot


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“Epic Matte Shot“ will be one of IFCCA’s pioneering courses helmed by Steven Cormann. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of concept art from idea to execution using Maya software and Redshift plug-in tools through a series of tutorials. It will teach students easily applicable and intuitive lessons that will ease progression in the field of concept art. The curriculum will be a revelation for those seeking new ways and skills to articulate their conceptions.

The video lessons will focus on creating an inspiring image using 3D matte painting techniques, focusing on the creation of the image only and excluding its animation. Like most IFCCA courses it will cover wide terrain, gunning for maximum scope while remaining on target. Beginning at the research phase, the lecturer will take you through everything from setting the scene to the finishing touches with over-painting. The course may be considered a lesson in thinking as well as doing.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to set up a 3D scene
  • Basic 3D modeling techniques
  • How to Light a scene
  • 2D/3D texturing techniques
  • How to add vegetation
  • How to render a scene
  • Post-production

Topics for this course

24 Lessons


The film look7:48

Setting up a 3D scene + blockout





Rendering using Redshift for Maya


Live Sessions


Material Includes

  • Video Lessons
  • Downloads


  • Photoshop
  • Maya or any other similar 3D software
  • Redshift or the render engine of your choice
  • ZBrush (optional)
  • Marvelous Designer (optional)
  • Quixel (optional)
  • After Effects (optional)
  • Speedtree (optional)

Target Audience

  • 3D Artists
  • Matte Painters
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