In this series of NUKE tutorials, we will go through the basics of what you need to know when getting started with rotoscoping in NUKE. We will start by simply learning how to draw a rotoscope with the Roto node and how to use the tools that the node offers. Once we have the basic ideas of drawing and editing Roto shapes, we learn how to animate the rotoscopes to get the full picture of how these powerful masks can be implemented into your NUKE workflow. After we've practiced with animating the shapes, we move onto some more complex situations you may encounter when rotoscoping, and also some tips to help you save time during this sometimes repetitive process. We finish out by learning how to use a rotoscope with another piece of footage and how to output the rotoscope as an alpha channel to be used later or to speed up your workflow. This training is for you if you are ready to learn one of the most valuable compositing techniques and master a skill that every NUKE user has to know. By the end of this tutorial, you will be familiar with the best ways to draw rotoscopes for fast animation, and be ready to use a rotoscope with other footage in any project you want to tackle. Software required: NUKE 7.0 v6.
Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.