3DTotal : How important do you think it is to be familiar with a 3d package in relation to matte painting? Olga : I do not think that it is critical to use 3d programs when your a mattepainter, but you should know some basics because you will work with other departments of the studio closely and any
misunderstanding between mattepainter, compositor and 3d artist can result in alteration of your wonderful image.Sometimes I use 3d to make a rough scene before painting. The benefits are – perfect perspective, quick change of composition and lighting of the scene. I don’t use this technique too often, only on complex scenes with architecture. Anyway there is never any necessary knowledge: the more techniques you can use, the better and faster work you can do.
3DTotal : What do you do to relax? Olga : As I work with computers every day I prefer to spend my free time as far away from it as I can. At winter I ride my snowboard, summer time I prefer climbing mountains and swimming in the sea. Also I spend a lot of time with my little daughter.
3DTotal : Sounds great, snowboarding huh? So what tricks can you do? Olga : I prefer the hard disciplines of snowboarding: slalom, giant slalom, freecarving; I like boardcross also. I never tried halfpipe, maybe because we do not have one here in Moscow. So I do not do any tricks, I concentrate on making perfect arcs on the slope at max speed.
3DTotal :What would you like to be doing in 10 years time? Olga : I hope I could earn enough money to buy a little house near the mountains at the coast, where
I could give birth to 3-4 more children, bring them up, and maybe sometimes paint something for myself.
3Dtotal : What has been your main source of inspiration to this date? Olga : I have many sources of inspiration: good mood, beautiful sky, nice people, my daughter when her behavior is fine, my husband also when his behavior is fine.