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Questions tagged [matte-paintings]

For use in connection with scenery and special effects using matte paintings, painted representations of landscapes, sets, or distant locations that allow filmmakers to create the illusion of environments that are not present at the filming locations.


During the TNG era, how were the visual effects for planets produced?

In TNG, most of the ships look really good due to excellent model work. A lot of the on-screen effects look sort of hokey (think various iffy aliens, 2D morphing, motion capture of insect parasites, ...