Originally posted by hammer.horror
the painting on the bottom right part looks a little out. perspective-wise. did you matte paint the top half or the picture?
btw, how is the course going?
The bottom right part? do you mean the floor/wall, or the carriage-like object with windows?
The whole thing is just an untextured Maya render, painted over in photoshop. But I made an alpha of squares to pattern the buildings in zbrush. Then when I rendered in maya I used Physical sun and sky, but rotated the sun so that it was more of a late evening/nighttime look, but the way the light caught the edges of the normal map, created all the windows. A bit of a lucky accident, although they do get very grainy on the centre and rightside buildings. The only photo bits Ive used so far I think is the kiosk windows and the blue bit on top of what I have been thinking of as a ticket machine next to the kiosks. Its all that time spent going through Liverpool St station coming out of me I think!
And yeah, the course seems to be ok so far, thanks for asking. It only started Monday, but the tutor has been pretty prompt in responding to questions, and has really got accross the emphasis that the course should be fun aswell as rewarding, which I thinks good. Ive been at work the last couple of days so today is my first day to really get stuck in. Its concepts week this week, basically have to come up with some/an idea/s to make into a full matte painting. Theres no criteria at all. So challenging right from the off. I dont really have any idea so far. Gonna search around for inspiration, and just open photoshop and start drawing i think.