NUKE Channel Fundamentals

Channel nodes and their operations is the cornerstone to understanding NUKE and the core of compositing. This course will peel back the veneer and demystify the way NUKE operates on channels and understand how, why and when to implement these nodes.
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Rating
(23)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 8, 2017
Duration
2h 27m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(23)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 8, 2017
Duration
2h 27m
Description

Have you ever struggled with compositing, not knowing what node to use or how to achieve a more elegant solution? If so, NUKE Channel Fundamentals is the perfect course for you because you will learn how these nodes are the building blocks to everything you do in compositing. First, you will learn how channels construct images and how they can be moved around. Next, you will see how easy it is to perform simple operations on channel sets to easily create new ways of using channels. Finally, you will take these concepts into a full production shot and implement them into creating a photorealistic composite. When you’re finished, you will have gained the knowledge and completed a channel based composite and you’ll have the skills and confidence to implement these simple nodes into your everyday workflows. Software required: NUKE.

About the author
About the author

Daniel Smith is an award-winning artist, teacher, writer, and director. He has worked as a VFX artist for three decades. Daniel has trained thousands of VFX artists throughout the world and has created extensive training and taught over a 1000 artists. You can find his name in the credits of films and TV for many top studios, including Netflix, HBO, Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros and Disney. He is also the author of a new compositing book called Nuke Codex: Nodes within Nodes.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Daniel Smith and welcome to my course Nuke Channel fundamentals. I'm a VFX instructor and compositing supervisor with over 25 years of experience. This course is a major building block of your understanding on how to implement better work flows and better compositing in nuke. You will become a power user from understanding the simple building blocks. Some of the major topics that we will cover include exploring how channels store pixel data, images, air constructed from pixels. Knowing what each channel is and how you can use them empowers you for great compositing understanding common uses for each channel. The channel nodes let you modify, rearrange, move and copy channels in any way you need apply techniques to optimize work flows and scripts. We're gonna look at ways to store channels and optimize them to decrease render times and storage to create a composite project. We're going to take the knowledge regained during this course and apply it to the helicopter shot compositing with newfound efficiency. By the end of this course, you'll know how nuke uses channels to represent an edit your images to make better composites before the beginning of this course, you should be familiar with the basics of new compositing. Check out the beginning Learning Path Courses on New Europe Plural site. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into channel manipulations with courses on color based extraction king combining mats, even advanced visual effects. Compositing. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn nukes Channel nodes with the new Channel Fundamentals Course at Plural site.