Compositing an Animated Set Extension in NUKEX

In this series of tutorials, we are going to composite a stylized post-apocalyptic environment shot. Software required: NUKEX 7.0 V6, After Effects CS5, Optical Flares Plug-In.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 25, 2013
Duration
7h 1m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 25, 2013
Duration
7h 1m
Description

In this series of tutorials we are going to composite a stylized post-apocalyptic environment shot. We will set up an environment scene in NUKE's 3D space with our matte painting asset. To bring it to life, we will add footage and elements to our shot and also create atmospherics with NUKE's particle system. We will venture briefly into After Effects to use the Optical Flares plug-in to create lens flare elements. We will also look at camera effects like bloom, lens distortion, vignette, and chromatic aberration. Finally, we will go over some tips for finishing off your shot. The main purpose of this tutorial will be to discuss and show some basic compositing workflows, but also to look at some specific tips and techniques to help you take an environment or set extension shot from start to finish. Software required: NUKEX 7.0 V6, After Effects CS5, Optical Flares Plug-In.

About the author
About the author

Alexander Eriksson is a Freelance Compositor and Digital Artist currently working for both feature film and high end commercial projects.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
(lively music) Hi, my name is Alexander Eriksson, and I am a freelance compositor and digital artist. Since going freelance, I worked around Europe and in Canada for top companies like MPC, Framestore, Cinesite, and The Mill, doing compositing for both film and commercials. In this course, we're going to composite a stylized post-apocalyptic environment shot. We will begin with looking at some shot concepts and discuss our matte painting assets. Next, we will create our 3D environment for the shot and project our matte painting layers. Then, we will composite our environment and add projected footage, elements, and create particles with NUKEX particle system. To finish it off, we will add camera effects like balloon, distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration, and also discuss our end result. We will be aiming at creating a shot with more of a stylized dramatic look, but still stay in the realm of the other. So when you are ready, let's get started with our first record. (lively music)