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Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists

An 8-week course on compositing for feature film, animation, and 3D techniques using Nuke

Course Categories
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Maya (or equivalent), Nuke | See syllabus for student license information.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Intermediate knowledge in 3D software
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Maya (or equivalent), Nuke | See syllabus for student license information.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Intermediate knowledge in 3D software
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Maya (or equivalent), Nuke | See syllabus for student license information.
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Intermediate knowledge in 3D software
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Introduction to Nuke

Work space and basic preferences | Toolset menu | Color space in Nuke | Different types of Merge operations | Color correction nodes and grading | Various Filters, Blur, Defocus | Reading and Writing out of Nuke

Week 2 | 2D & 3D Tracking / Motion Blur in Nuke

Tracker node overview | MatchMove and Stabilization | Motion blur 2D and 3D | Vector Blur | Camera Tracker and solving for a 3D Camera | Reconcile 3D node

Week 3 | Gizmos and Multi Channel EXRs

Creating custom Gizmos | Exporting Gizmos | Working with Multi-channel EXRs | Breaking out Lighting layers and re-assembling to match beauty render | Simple Expressions in Nuke

Week 4 | Working with 2D Elements

Integration work with still images | working with 2D sequences | Rotoscoping and roto tools in Nuke | Luma keying in Nuke | Color balancing and matching elements | Haze/Fog and Focus matching

Week 5 | Working with Nuke 3D

Basic Geo in Nuke | Projection mapping | Importing and reading Cameras | Importing Geometry (FBX,ABC,OBJ file formats) | 3D lights (Spot/Direct/Point) | Scanline rendering out of 3D scene | Rendering Reflections and shadows | Relighting in Nuke

Week 6 | Nuke Particles

Overview of Particle Emitter | Basic forces (Wind/Turbulence/Direction Force/Drag) | Basic creation of Embers, Rain, Tracers | Holdouts | Merging multiple Particles

Week 7 | Deep Compositing & Basic Python

Basic knowledge of Deep Compositing | Working in Deep | Various Deep Tools | Taking 2D images into Deep space | Intro to Python | Simple python for workflow needs

Week 8 | Green / Blue Screen Extractions & Final Touches

Extraction workflows for dealing with blue/green screens | Overview of Keylight, Primatte, IBK keyers | Edge cleanups and integration with background plates | Final touches with grain matching, black levels and edge treatments | Recaps and final questions

Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Unleashing your creative potential

Behnam Shafiebeik has been working as a VFX artist in the feature film industry for over 12 years. From a young age, Behnam always found himself wanting to know more about how filmmakers created never-before-seen worlds and creatures. It wasn’t until witnessing the lifelike dinosaurs in Jurassic Park when Behnam knew he wanted to be a part of the movie magic.

Behnam got his start in the first ever Compositing Apprentice Program at Rhythm & Hues Studios; he was offered his first contract on Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.

After having worked on almost a dozen films at R&H — including The Golden Compass; Behnam has also worked at Rising Sun Pictures in Australia where he worked on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. He then found himself in New Zealand working on Rise of the Planet of the Apes at Weta Digital.

Behnam moved back to his hometown of San Francisco to work at Industrial Light & Magic, where he is currently working on several films; including some based in a galaxy far, far away. Some of his favorite projects he has worked on at ILM are Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kong: Skull Island, and most recently completed work on Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Ryan Davies

The course left me with an overall impression of how Nuke thinks and how to keep it happy. I’ve already seen great improvements in my own projects because of Nuke and Nick’s course.

Andrew Malvasio

Very happy with this course it was exactly what I was looking for to get me jump started in nuke.

Hayden Matheson

My instructor was very detailed when explaining the functions and steps to complete the desired task. He didn’t just give the techinical reasons but shared his expierence from an artistic point of view. His personality and approach to handling students is friendly and met with enthusiasm. Assets of a great teacher.

Divya Jadhaz

Behnam Shafiebeik is really a great instructor. He made the process of learning Nuke for production quite simple, by breaking it down in to parts that could be understood and exercised in a weeks duration.

Minah Kim

It showed me broader aspects of 3D compositing so far. I think this was my first lectures that actually go over many different topics that are used in the industry.

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