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Oooooh ... pretty pictures!
« on: November 7, 2006, 11:18 PM »
Some jawdropping super-hi-res RotS digital matte paintings from one of the folks who worked on the film.

The shot of the Coruscant vista from Padme's balcony makes one of the most breathtaking wallpapers I've seen.

There's also some great stuff (non-SW) under the Matte Paintings, Production Art, and Personal Gallery sections.
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Re: Oooooh ... pretty pictures!
« Reply #1 on: November 8, 2006, 12:39 AM »
Oh...wow.

Great for backgrounds! :) With some cropping though.

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Re: Oooooh ... pretty pictures!
« Reply #2 on: November 8, 2006, 02:03 AM »
I find that by switching between "Tile" and "Center" you can make the pics do double duty, as it were, by showing different parts of the shot.

Also, the 360-panoramic ones look trippy when you hit "Stretch" to compress the width into the normal desktop proportions. ;D
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Re: Oooooh ... pretty pictures!
« Reply #3 on: November 8, 2006, 01:37 PM »
Now that's art ;)
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Re: Oooooh ... pretty pictures!
« Reply #4 on: November 8, 2006, 09:41 PM »
Very nice work!
I would love to be able to paint that well  ;D well I'm working on it!
The Coruscant paintings are the best.
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Re: Oooooh ... pretty pictures!
« Reply #5 on: November 9, 2006, 01:34 PM »
Well, you do know they are digital, right? They're only "matte paintings" in the sense that they take the place of the traditional matte painting, but are created with a different method.

Just thought I should clarify.
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Re: Oooooh ... pretty pictures!
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2006, 06:20 PM »
I just set up that balcony shot as my laptop's walpaper.

I'll leave it there for a few days and see how I like it.
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