Hello everyone, I'm new to the site, this is my first post.
A friend showed me the wallpapers here, and I was immediately surprised at the number of downloads compared to the number of contributors. I thought I would try my hand at making a wallpaper myself.
I've been using Blender for about six months now, and have learned a lot, so I looked around for some wallpaper tutorials.
The only tutorial on the site is geared toward Cinema 4D, and only one mention is made of Blender.
So I was wondering if any of you out there who knew how to do these wallpapers could give me a hand with all these images.
Since we all use different programs, I'll try to leave program-specific details aside, just correct me if I'm wrong about any of these details.
There are ten images I have to render.
background0000.png Rendered with antialiasing enabled and matted players. I figured out how to enable antialiasing, but what exactly does matted players mean?
background0001.png Same as the last one, but no matted material?
layer_object_1_0001.png Player mask. I'm actually not familiar with masks, I've never used them before. I'll probably find some tutorials on this, but what kind of mask will I be creating?
layer_matcolor0001.png Player UV. This was the one photo outlined in the tutorial, already know how to do this.
layer_illum0001.png Player illumination. I'm not entirely sure what the description on this one is referring to. This is also marked optional. What exactly does it do?
layer_ao0001.png Player ambient Occlusion. Already figured this one out and know what it does. My only question is, why is it optional?
layer_object_1_00002.png Hat Mask. Same questions as last mask render.
layer_matcolor00002.png Hat UV mask. This at first had me slightly confused. I'm assuming I'll have to do separate renders for the Hat UV and the Player UV?
layer_illum0002.png Hat illumination. Same questions as last illumination render.
layer_ao0002.png Hat Ambient Occlusion. Also had me slightly confused at first. Assuming again I'll have to do separate renders for the hat and the body?
Also, one other question. It says to open the images in a photo editor and "save for web". What exactly does this do and why is it needed?
I know this is a lot of questions, but I'm eager for information and excited to try my hand at wallpaper making.
Anything you can tell me would be extremely helpful, thanks.