Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Sep 1, 2012
Duration
1h 56m
Description

In this series of NUKE tutorials, we will learn about the physics of light travel inside a real camera lens and how to apply those effects to our own projects in NUKE. We will start by quickly learning about the various pieces and elements in a camera and then learn a little bit about how light physically interacts with various materials through reflection, refraction, and diffraction. From there, we will cover optical problems or aberrations like vignetting, ghosting, lens distortion, field curvature, lens flaring, glowing, astigmatism, defocus, chromatic aberration, and film grain. Software required: NUKE 6.3v6.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Chris with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we will learn about the physics of light traveling inside a real camera lens and how to apply those effects to our own projects in NUKE. We'll start by quickly learning about the various pieces and elements in a camera, and then learn a little bit about how light physically interacts with various materials through reflection, refraction, and diffraction. From there, we will cover optical problems or aberrations like vignetting, ghosting, lens distortion, field curvature, lens flaring, glowing, astigmatism, defocus, chromatic aberration, and film grain. By gaining a better understanding of what is actually happening to light at the physical level inside our camera, we can apply these effects to our shots in NUKE with a higher level of confidence and realism. So let's go ahead and get started in the next lesson.