NUKE Intermediate

5 Sep – 16 Nov 2011

10 Day Course
Date: Anytime
Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Price: £150.00
Instructor: Self-Learning

Course Setup
This course consists of 10 video-based lessons. Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes in duration and most include supplementary files and footage.
This course can be taken at any time - for instance every day for 10 days, or once a week for 10 weeks.

Nuke was originally developed for in-house use by Digital Domain, the effects house for over 60 major films. They won Academy Awards for their work on “Titanic” and “What Dreams May Come,” as well as nominations for “Apollo 13,” “True Lies,” and “I, Robot.” 

The main focus of this intermediate course will be Nuke's 3D compositing environment. The course will also be looking at how to set up Nuke for automation as well as an in-depth look at Gizmos, Nuke's "macro" functionality. The focus is on the type of work that any compositor might run into while working at a facility.

Course Outline: 

Lesson 1: An in-depth look at Nuke's RotoPaint tool

Lesson 2: Nuke's Camera Tracker and Lens Distortion tools and how to use the data they collect in production.

Lesson 3: Working with Nuke's Gizmo's! Creating and customising a "film look" gizmo, and looking at customising Nuke's menus and toolbars!

Lesson 4: Keying with keylight. This clesson focuses on keylight and the mind set when approaching a difficult key. 

Lesson 5: Multi-layered multi keying. A practical production problem solving on above average difficulty shots.

Lesson 6: Multi-pass compositing! The joys of controlling just about everything in the comp and how to maintain all those extra channels and layers properly and efficiently.

Lesson 7: Multi-Multi-pass compositing! Way beyond just diffuse, reflection and specular passes. Full relighting and retexturing in Nuke using normals and UV passes.

Lesson 8: Super Pan N Tile Setup: Feature film level quality tiles supplied and ready for your imagination. This is a massive 18 tile, 300 degree, multi tiered system that will wow your friends and influence your employers.

Lesson 9: Matte Painting 3D Extraction: How to bring life into you static, placid and all around flat image.

Lesson 10: Final touches, grain matching and tips tricks featuring The Foundry's Furnace Core!


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