In this series of lessons, we will learn how to create a fiery skin effect you've probably seen on the big screen. We will be creating this effect in NUKE and a basic understanding of how to use NUKE is recommended before following along with this course. We will start by painting a mask that will eventually reveal our effect and then create a noise pattern that will give the fire the organic look we need to make it believable when merged with a real person in the footage. We then learn how to add veins with different levels of blur to show different layers of skin. We will be color correcting our effect to give it the orange look of fire that when merged with the footage looks very real. We also use the new Planar Tracker node in NUKE 9 which works perfectly to match our effect to the movement of the character. Aside from the main skin effect's creation, we will also add a few lens effects and some overall color correction that pushes this shot from good to great. By the end of this course you'll have an understanding of how to create this fiery skin effect in NUKE using no external plugins or even 3D effects. Software required: NUKEX 9.0v5.
Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.