In this series of lessons, we'll learn how to get started using The Foundry's compositing software NUKE. Using NUKE we can composite and create visual effects using a node-based pipeline which allows us to keep our composition flexible and editable at any point. We'll begin this project by learning the basics of reading-in external images and learning the various parts of the NUKE user interface. Then we'll do some basic compositing, masking, transforming, and color correction. We'll finish with a project to composite a 3D render and create an animated transition and finally render it into an image sequence. This series of lessons will cover the basic, everyday tools and techniques we use in NUKE to composite. With this basic overview of NUKE's workflows and tools, you will be able to begin using this powerful compositing software in your own production pipeline. Software required: NUKE.
Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.