With almost two years of development time, NUKE 7.0 brings with it many new features and nodes. Understanding these new workflows is a key factor to being a successful compositor. This is a large release, so this series of NUKE tutorials will cover the most important new features that you can use today to speed up your work and create beautiful new effects! We will start the training by learning how to use the new navigation features of bookmarks and the J hotkey to quickly move around our node graph and find exactly the area we're looking for. From there we will learn how to use keyframe tracking in the tracker node to speed up our track. We will also learn how to use the Traffic Light system to evaluate weak parts of our track. Next, we will dive in to the great new ZDefocus node, which allows us to create realistic depth-of-field blur with bokeh effects. We'll learn how to set up the node with our image and depth, how we can change our filter types, and even how to plug-in a new filter to create chromatic aberration effects. Finally, we will learn how to use the Relight node with some 3D data images, and how to use NUKE's 3D lighting system to change our image with realistic lighting. Software required: NUKE 7.0v1.
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.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi I'm Chris with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials we will learn how to use some of the new features and Nodes added in Nuke 7. We will start by learning how to use the new navigation features of bookmarks and the J Hot Key to quickly move around our Node Graph and find exactly the area we're looking for. From there we will learn how to use Key Frame Tracking in the Tracker Node to speed up our track. We'll also learn how to use the Traffic Light System to evaluate weak parts of our track. Next we'll begin diving in to the new ZDefocus Node which allows us to create realistic depth of field blur with Bokeh effects. We'll learn how to set up the Node with our image and depth then we can change our Filter types and even plug in a new Filter to create Chromatic Aberration Effects. Finally we'll learn how to use the Relight Node with some 3D data images to use Nuke's 3D Lighting System to change our image with realistic lighting. So let's go ahead and get started in the next tutorial.