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NUKE for After Effects Users

by Laura Hawk

If you already know After Effects and are looking to pick up NUKE, this course will help you get up to speed on the best workflows for NUKE compositing. Software required: NUKEX.

What you'll learn

Sometimes, when you know a software with a profoundly different workflow from another software with a similar functionality, it can be difficult to make the transition to learn something new. This course, NUKE for After Effects Users, will show you how to use NUKE from the perspective of someone who already knows After Effects. You will see how to relate layer-based functionality of After Effects to the node-based workflow of NUKE. You will also be taught about the multi-channel workflow, how to create and use rotoscopes, keying greenscreens, understanding NUKE's 3D space, all of the functionality of text in NUKE, and how to bring a shot together using some really cool effects. Throughout this course, you'll see again and again the similarities and differences demonstrated between NUKE and After Effects. This course takes a project-based approach to learning NUKE, so by the end of the course you'll have had a real experience of what it's like to composite a shot and you'll have a beautiful scene to show for it. Software required: NUKEX.

About the author

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. Throughout her time at Digital-Tutors, Laura contributed greatly to both the ... more

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