The Unseen Westeros VR Experience
Unseen Westeros awaits your exploration – in stunning virtual reality. The origins of the World of Ice and Fire have been visualised for the first time. Explore Widow’s Watch on the windswept coast of the North, or the Basilisk Isles – close to the coast of Sothoryos. Go further afield to the Five Forts, or marvel at the towers of Valyria.
2. When you’re ready to start, tap this link – if prompted choose to open the link with the YouTube app.
3. Tap the Cardboard Icon on the bottom right of your screen.
4. Put on your headset and look around to view the video in 360° virtual reality.
Unseen locations in VR
Strongsong. The Five Forts. The Basilisk Isles. Parts of Westeros until now seen only in the ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ fantasy novels. Now experience them in virtual reality – thanks to a new exhibition of work by artists from the Game of Thrones TV series and our VR experience. Feel the mountains and cities unfold around you.
How the artists brought "Unseen Westeros" to life
In these short videos, you’ll learn how the artists turned their ideas into cities and landscapes for the “Unseen Westeros” exhibition.
Matte painting tutorials by “Unseen Westeros” artist Philipp Scherer
Join the experienced visual effects artist Philipp Scherer as he walks you through the creation of the city of Norvos by combining multiple images and digital painting techniques in Adobe Photoshop CC.
Philipp shows you how to do research, find reference images, and create a sketch for your matte painting.
Using photos, blending modes, and colour adjustment tools, Philipp creates a fantastic “Game of Thrones“-style collage.
Philipp adds depth of field, makes the foreground come to life, and uses some photographic tricks to make the landscape look realistic.
Getting started is easy. Download our free resources.
Even if you’re new to Photoshop CC, you can create your own matte painting by using our resources. “Unseen Westeros” artist Philipp Scherer has shared the background image of his Norvos matte painting and other resources (brushes and actions) he used. In addition, you can download 10 free* images he used for the Norvos painting from his Adobe Stock gallery.
Download the Photoshop file and resources
The matte painting workflow
Once you‘re done creating a matte painting in Photoshop, you can turn it into a moving image using After Effects and Premiere Pro. The artist has to create a new matte painting for every new perspective.
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Image editing and compositing
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Video production and editing
Adobe After Effects CC
Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics