Clean Plating for Feature Films Using the NUKE to MARI Bridge

In this series of lessons, we're going to take a look at the NUKE to MARI bridge by creating a complex projection clean-plate that can be used in a VFX production. Software required: Maya 2012, NUKE & NUKEX 7.0v2, MARI 2.0.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Apr 28, 2014
Duration
1h 26m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Apr 28, 2014
Duration
1h 26m
Description

In this series of lessons, we're going to take a look at the NUKE to MARI bridge by creating a complex projection clean-plate that can be used in a VFX production. During this time you'll learn the uses and reasons for clean plates in VFX, how to matchmove a shot in NUKEX, how to set up the NUKE to MARI bridge, and how to model projection geometry using that solved point cloud. By the end of this training, you'll know how to put it all together to give you a plate ready for CG elements. Software required: Maya 2012, NUKE & NUKEX 7.0v2, MARI 2.0.

About the author
About the author

Doug Hogan is the Compositing Supervisor and a Senior Lighter currently working at Reel FX Animation Studios in Dallas for the last 7 years. His credits include the feature animated comedy “Free Birds”, the Guillermo Del Toro produced “The Book of Life”, the currently in production "W.I.S.H. Police", and the recently announced untitled Scooby-Doo feature film for Warner Bros.

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