Graphic Design

Sunset Castle

Mai Anh Tran
Mai Anh Tran
Jong Won Park
V.M.H. 5 P.T. 7.9 M.S. 5 J.M. 5 Creative 5.7 V.M.H. 8.5 P.T. 7.8 M.S. 6 J.M. 6 Design 7.1 V.M.H. 6 P.T. 7.9 M.S. 6 J.M. 6 Craft 6.5 V.M.H. 6.5 P.T. 7.9 M.S. 5.7 J.M. 5.7 Total 6.4
Sunset Castle is a personal matte painting based on Park Jong Won's concept art.
The Concept

The concept art done by Park Jong Won was “perfect” to Mai Anh so she wanted to closely match her project to Won's. Mai Anh brought the concept piece directly into Maya to start modeling.

High resolution reference images used in the matte painting.
Park Jong Won's concept art.
The Production

Mai Anh used Maya to do basic modeling of the architecture and then did quick texturing using tri-planar projections of the building. Lights were added to the scene and the image was completed in Photoshop.

3D modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering with Autodesk Maya.
Two main sources of light: sunset light and the blue water bounce light.
3D passes: ambient occlusion, reflection, specular, ID pass, directional light, and master.
Matte painting work in progress. Renders of the 3D passes were completed with Mental Ray.

The project was completed in Photoshop.

Making of Video
Personal Work
Mai Anh Tran 3D matte painting
Jong Won Park Concept art
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