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Nuke Stereoscopic Compositing and Conversion

by Sean Amlaner

Stereoscopic compositing has become a normal aspect of many feature film and visual effects studios. This course will teach you off-the-shelf methods, as well as more customized tools to achieve quality stereo imagery. Software required: NUKE 10.

What you'll learn

In today's current versions of compositing software, you'll find a decent set of stereo-based toolsets that allow the compositor to perform both 2D and 3D-based compositing roles. Understanding how to not only utilize the tools out-of-the-box, but also to create simple stereo-based toolsets within Nuke will allow the compositor to fully immerse themselves in what stereo truly means for stereo-based compositing. In this course, Nuke Stereoscopic Compositing and Conversion, you'll learn how to create and remove stereoscopic imagery within a shot. First, you'll dive into the ins and outs of Stereoscopic 3D, its workflow, how it relates to human vision, and additionally key stereo-related phrases. Next, you'll learn how to build a simple stereo convergence tool, along with a more complex stereo conversion tool. Finally, you'll explore testing how to make changes to pre-existing stereoscopic imagery utilizing two different methods. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to survive within a stereo-based compositing pipeline. Software required: NUKE 10.

About the author

Sean has worked as a Senior Digital Compositor for feature film visual effects studios such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Technicolor, Rhythm & Hues, and many others. During his career, he has had the opportunity to work on over 40 feature films such as The Incredible Hulk, Kung Fu Panda, Men In Black 3, and Wreck-It Ralph. Sean's educational experience includes an MFA in Visual Effects and a BS in 3D Character Animation. His studio experience has included train... more

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