In this Professional Series course, we will explore some the techniques and concepts used during the compositing of our transforming robot project. We will learn how to deal with issues importing our passes and how to create a missing pass. From there, we will learn the basic shuffle and compositing techniques, along with some novel uses of various passes to enhance our composite. We will color correct the foreground and background to match. To ground the vehicle, we will create particle effects in NUKEX. Finally, we will finish the shot with post effects like flares, lens reflections, lens distortion, blooms, grain, etc. In the end, we will have our completed shot in NUKE. Software required: NUKEX 6.3.
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.
Introduction and Project Overview Welcome to the professional series for the composite portion of the Transforming Robot Production Pipeline, an advanced learning guide for skilled artists brought you by Digital-Tutors, the world's largest online CG training library and Autodesk authorized publisher. My name is Chris, and I've had the privilege of teaching NUKE to thousands of artists and educators at top studios and universities for years, and this specific high level course was designed to evolve your workflows and give you an in depth look into the compositing process in NUKEX. to The objectives for this fast-paced, intensive course are to take the renders in clean plate given to us, and not only composite them together, but remove inconsistencies, add realistic lens and post effects, and create a stronger integration between the foreground and background using a variety of techniques. We will also be creating all the particle shots in NUKEX for our composite. Before we start, I recommend you have experience in NUKEX and Maya, as we cover what would normally take days to accomplish in a shorter span of time. If you're an artist new to either of these applications, we have many courses to improve your skill set. With that, let's move on to the next lesson.