In this NUKE tutorial, we will discuss the steps required to composite a pre-rendered visual effects element into a live-action background plate. We will discuss various integration techniques including how to correctly match VFX elements to the BG plate, warping of the VFX element for subtle artist changes, proper color-correction techniques, as well as additional paint-out techniques. Learning how to composite VFX elements into a scene is a standard expectation in the compositing world. The techniques shown within this course will allow the viewer to achieve a better understanding in how to deal with CG-based elements which would be required to properly mesh into a live-action plate. Software required: NUKE 8 and Photoshop CS4.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi, everyone, my name is Sean Amlaner. I am a Senior Digital Compositor with experience in both 2D and 3D stereo compositing, as well as VFX artist training. My current or latest work projects include Get Hard, Lazer Team, and a number of other film projects. In this course, we are going to learn how to composite a city-wide nuclear explosion shot. Some of the key take-aways from watching this course include learning how to composite a CG VFX element, match a VFX element to the look of the VG plate, paint out unwanted elements in a live-action plate, utilize proper color correction controls, and grain match between elements. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to composite a computer generated VFX element into a live action background plate. I'm excited to work with digital tutors and share these techniques with you. So, let's get started with the first lesson.