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Matte Painting in Games

Patrik Rosander  (Senior Concept Artist, Remedy Entertainment)

Location: Room 207, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

Remedy Entertainment Senior Concept Artist Patrik Rosander helps make matte painting for games accessible and broaden use. It is a simple and powerful technique that is underutilized in game development, mainly because it is inaccessible.

Attendees will take away a thorough understanding of the possibilities afforded through the use of matte painting. The use cases presented cover a variety of scenarios and provide enough information to start using matte paintings in ongoing or future projects to achieve a greater visual fidelity and impact.


Attendees will learn different implementations of matte paintings in games, and take a deep dive into the techniques via a case study.

Intended Audience

This is for art directors, concept artists, environment artists, creative directors, producers, or anyone interested in game environments.