NUKE's linear light workflow handles all of the unique ways that sources deal with color in a seamless fashion. This course, Color Workflows in NUKE, will introduce you to the fundamentals of color spaces in NUKE. First, you'll start with discovering how to use the grade node effectively and do basic color correction. Next, you are going explore the other color correct nodes that are most commonly used, such as the hue-correct, color lookup, and color correct nodes. Finally, you will go over a rough composite using some green-screen elements over a basic background before finishing with some CG elements in their various layers and how they can be composited over a background. By the end of this course, you'll have a full, comprehensive understanding of color and how things go together. Software required: NUKE 10.
Eric has been active in visual effects for the last thirteen years. Starting from the ground up as a roto and paint artist, to now where he has supervised in house teams for television shows such as Gotham on Fox to on-set supervision on commercials. Prior to his immersion in visual effects he worked as an editor. This started when he joined the ad agency Wieden and Kennedy at their in-house editorial department. From there, he made his way to editing the X-Games for ESPN and other high profile action sports projects.
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Eric Deinzer, and I'm excited to announce my Pluralsight course, Color Workflows in NUKE. I have worked as a compositor for a number of years, and then today I now work as a visual effects supervisor and compositing supervisor on feature films, television shows, and commercials. This is an entry level course, and so therefore the concepts that we roll out are going to be those that are fairly easy to understand. Essentially the whole concept of the course is about color. We're going to start out with looking at something known as color spaces. What this means is that every image that you see, whether it be downloaded from the web or shot with a digital camera or even a cinematic camera, all have their own unique ways of representing color. What NUKE does is it handles all this under the hood, so that everything goes together in a seamless fashion. This is known as NUKE's linear light workflow. So we're going to start with that. Then we're going to look at some further concepts. We're going to understand how to use the grade node effectively and do basic color correction, then we're going to look the other color correct nodes that are most commonly used, which are the hue correct, color lookup, and color correct nodes. Moving on, we're then going to start doing a rough composite using some greenscreen elements over a basic background, and then to cap the course we're actually going to do the same with CG elements in their various layers and how they can be composited over a background. With these various composites that we do with the greenscreen and the CG element, we're also going to do the same thing, but handling the color manually the way NUKE does under the hood, so you really have a full comprehensive understanding of color and how things go together. Whether you decide to become a compositor professionally, or one that does it as a hobbyist, this can give you the true fundamentals to understanding compositing and visual effects in general.