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Inside Guide to Becoming a Roto Artist with NUKE and Silhouette

by Benjamin Jean

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of rotoscoping and clean up using a film-like shot--essential skills for anyone who wants to do compositing for a professional VFX company. Software required: Nuke and Maya.

What you'll learn

Rotoscopy and clean up in a project is absolutely essential and unavoidable when someone wants to become a Compositor in a VFX company. In this course, Inside Guide to Becoming a Roto Artist with NUKE and Silhouette, you will professionally learn and understand the fundamentals of rotoscopy and clean up to become a good CG artist. You will learn how to properly rotoscope in Silhouette, which is the most used software in Rotoscopy. You will see how we can use this roto in Nuke and you will also learn how to clean up and integrate a CG element in a shot with the Nuke Camera Tracker. By the end of the course, you will have an overall understanding of rotoscopy and clean up that will help you as you move forward with your own work. Software required: Nuke and Maya.

About the author

Benjamin Jean spent 5 years at Supinfocom France, studying CG with NUKE while doing freelance and personal projects. He is now a Compositor at MPC London and has had the chance to work on several feature films such as Terminator, The Jungle Book, The Martian, and others. Benjamin wants nothing more than to share his technical and artistic knowledge of NUKE with everyone who is interested so they can build their own, exciting VFX projects.

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