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NUKE Channel Fundamentals

by Daniel Smith

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.

What you'll learn

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

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.

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