300: Rise of an Empire

This shot was originally approved as a layout based on a complex 3D hardware rendered model (seen in the roll-over), unfortunately prior to any dmp concept. It would make this particular matte painting extremely challenging as a projection, particularly as the turnaround was very fast together with the fact that the 3D was  baked into a single mesh for all building facets. Masks for all the walls and roofs had therefore to be created by hand for the purpose of adding shadows & highlights and some holdouts for the compositor. The Acropolis Hill was less constraining as the model was more simple and the Parthenon itself was projected onto cards, as were the hills and sky.


Original dmp size: 8192 x 4320.   Dolly in to focus on Acropolis Hill.