Ankaris.. 3D Projections using Maya for TV commercials
Here is a collection of various PROJECTED matte paintings that I have created for TV commercials. Matte Paintings created in Photoshop and 3D in Maya.
This is a PROJECTED matte painting onto simple 3D geometry. It is a shot for a Tourism TV commercial!
The lighting and details are painted into the matte painting, lighting has not been applied in 3D.
Yes.. it's a made up landscape for a tourism ad because reality isn't appealing enough apparently!
This QT shows the simple 3D objects and set up in Maya that I've used. All matte paintings are mapped as INCANDESCENT textures. The matte is projected through one camera whilst another is used for the animation.
This shot was reversed later in the production to a pull-out.
Here is an early version of the above shot.
I've added this QT to illustrate that projection techniques can be used for more complex objects such as this Viaduct ad train. ALL textures where projected including the train. Each element or layer was rendered separately so the compositor could tweak for the client.
This is the Viaduct PROJECTION layer at 4k resolution.
Here is the basic Viaduct 3D model I built in Maya without the projected matte/texture. As long as the animated camera looks within the cone of vision of the projection camera, you can get away with a decent camera move.
The projection technique usually works well with subtle or simple camera moves.
Celcom TV commercial for Luscious International
Here is another example of several projected mattes onto 3D geometry.