Stereoscopic compositing with Nuke
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.

Steroscopic compositing with Nuke is an intermediate level class that is built upon the foundation of how to use Nuke and understanding its basic concept and work flows. This course will tap into Nuke’s Multi-View workflow and leverage stereoscopic work as a way to explore a complex shot from beginning to end.

Using Nukes 3D tools to take 2D live action and dimensionalise it into stereo, you will be guided through the uses and techniques of the Foundry’s Ocula plugin suite, and create custom gizmos to control depth. The work you will learn is applicable to both 2D and 3D productions and will further explore ways to use stereo work flows to enhance all aspects of your compositing tool set.


Lesson 1: Intro to stereoscopic workflow in Nuke. Review of anaglyph, polarised, and shutter glasses. Multiview workflow, going through the view menus, building a custom anaglyph node, and putting together your first stereo composite.
Lesson 2: An indepth look at the use of multiview with 9 cameras. We explore stereoscopic playback options with Framecycler Pro and Stereoscopic Player. Lastly we repair a locked off plate and prep it for VFX work in stereo.
Lesson 3: Creating stereo gizmos to help with work flow and an examination of the levels of depth, with and addendum update concerning DepthGrade version 3.0.
Lesson 4: The Foundry’s Ocula plug-in. We examine different reasons for Ocula from camera rigs and the use of converging stereoscopic techniques. We then use Ocula’s tool set to fix a live action shot and get it ready for final post.
Lesson 5: Rules of good stereo and how you can use Nuke to break them. Creating a floating window will bring your effects into the audience.
Lesson 6: A look at the animatic and the live action shooting of the plate, preparing it for tracking.
Lesson 7: Working with multiview composites with some simple roto, you will learn how to break the 3D frame with great stereoscopic effects
Lesson 8: Adding composite elements with a view on how to fix breaking frame issues that arise from the composite.
Lesson 9: Adding fire, smoke, debris and interactive lighting to the comp and fixing some stereo issues with the renders.
Lesson 10: Taking the shot to the next level by adding glows to the break up the lights, animating particles and adding 2D green screen in 3D environment.


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