Expanded Library

NUKE Gizmos for Guerrilla Production

by Ed Whetstone

In this NUKE tutorial, we will learn how to build custom tools in NUKE called "gizmos." Software required: NUKE 6.

What you'll learn

In this NUKE tutorial, we will learn how to build custom tools in NUKE called "gizmos." Throughout these lessons we will walk through the creation of several custom tools in NUKE complete with interfaces, logical links and automatic throughput piping. Compositing workflows are all about efficiency, getting the best result with the fewest nodes and the most flexibility. With gizmos, NUKE compositors have the ability to combine common tasks by compressing otherwise complex node graphs and sharing workflows with colleagues. This course is an advanced look at several production-ready gizmos from start to finish. Software required: NUKE 6.

About the author

Ed Whetstone is a Dallas-based CG artist, educator, and would-be filmmaker. After graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas, he started working as a lighting artist at ReelFX Creative Studios. He is currently writing and directing a nights-and-weekends short film effort, “The Sum of Parts”.

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