NUKE Fundamentals

NUKE is the compositing standard for the entertainment industry, particularly films and television. This course will teach you the fundamentals of NUKE. Software required: NUKE 10.5.
Course info
Rating
(60)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 27, 2017
Duration
3h 39m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Loading NUKE for the First Time
Introduction to Nodes
Understanding the Properties Panel
Using the Dope Sheet
Using the Curve Editor
Using the Viewer
Using the Timeline and Playback
Setting up a Simple Comp Script
Description
Course info
Rating
(60)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 27, 2017
Duration
3h 39m
Description

Have you ever wondered how fantastic the Hollywood FX make there way onto the silver screen? If so, this is the perfect course for you. In this course, NUKE Fundamentals, you'll learn the compositing package used by every major Hollywood studio. First, you'll be introduced to nodes, node based compositing, and fundamental techniques like concatenation in NUKE. Next, you'll learn all the fundamental aspects of NUKE as a tool to create your art. Finally, you'll walk through a simple composite from beginning to end, where you'll build a 3D render of Earth. When you're finished with this compositing course, you'll not only know how to get around NUKE easily, but you'll have a solid foundation to start creating Hollywood FXs of your own. Software required: NUKE 10.5.

About the author
About the author

Patrick Krebs is a Supervising Producer at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, CA. He received a Masters degree from New York University in 2007 and has been working in television for the past 12 years. He has recently produced Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series, "Albert," a made for TV CG movie, and is currently working to produce another CG television movie titled, "Lucky."

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Patrick Krebs, and welcome to my course: the Fundamentals of NUKE. I'm the supervising producer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Nickelodeon Animation Studios. NUKE is the standard of the entertainment industry that's used on everything from feature films to commercials. It's the most powerful compositing package on the market, and the foundry has a trial version available to download for free on their website. This course is a comprehensive introduction to NUKE for beginners. If you've never touched NUKE before, but you want to learn, this is the course for you. Even compositing veterans will find a few tips and tricks I've discovered along the way, and shared in this course. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include an introduction to nodes, color correcting using comparison wipes, animating with curves in the Curve Editor, and finally, we'll build our own comp by creating some simple 3D assets in NUKE. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of NUKE, and you'll be ready to create composites of your own. Once this course is complete, you should feel comfortable diving into other compositing courses on your own. Courses like Green Screen King Fundamentals, with Melissa Best, Rig Removal in NUKE, by Ognian Bozihov, or Creating a Live Action Composite from various elements of NUKE, with Sean Amlaner. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn node-based compositing with the Fundamentals of NUKE course, at Pluralsight.