Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects by Ron Ganbar

By Ron Ganbar

For plenty of visible results artists who're simply beginning out or are relocating from After results, Shake, Fusion, or one other compositing device, they're studying that Nuke is readily changing into the function movie compositing common. whereas there are numerous on-line turorials and classes on hand, there's at present no booklet out there when you want to know the entire bits and bobs of the software program. formerly.

Nuke one hundred and one covers every thing readers want to know to start utilizing the compositor for his or her initiatives. It contains step by step classes on uncomplicated and complex compositing, colour correction, Roto Paint, keying, monitoring, in addition to extra complex themes comparable to utilizing CGI and the 3D engine.

The initiatives used during the booklet are in line with real-world examples creation paintings and provide hard-worn suggestion from the professionals who paintings within the trenches on high-end compositing paintings. After analyzing the options and following alongside within the initiatives, readers may have a pretty good starting place for operating in Nuke and manage to subscribe to the ranks of its many lovers and adopters.

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It舗s a complete software program in its own right, but limited space prevents me from covering it in detail in this book. A manual for Framecycler is included in your installation. In this book, I cover how to use Framecycler for playback. Let舗s look at how to load a flipbook, which is what Framecycler calls a sequence of frames loaded for viewing. I will also use flipbook as a verb, which is a standard way of saying you want to view something playing in realtime in Framecycler. Click Read1 in the Node Graph, and then choose Flipbook Selected from the Render menu (or press Alt/Opt-F).

Nk. Very handy. nk earlier. With nothing selected, press the Q key. 15). 15. The Current Info panel is a quick way to see which script you are working on. Tip If you are not sure what a hot key does or you don舗t remember the hot key for something, you can choose Key Assignment from the Help menu. The Current Info panel shows that the name of your current script contains 舠_v01舡 in it. 舡 Click OK to close the Current Info panel. Choose File > Save New Version. Press the Q key again. nk. This same treatment of versions, using 舠_v01,舡 is also available when working with image files.

Let舗s set the Viewer to 25fps. You do this in the fps field above the Timebar. When playing, this field will show how fast playback really is instead of how fast it is supposed to be playing. 22). 22. Viewer fps field. Now when you click Play, Nuke will load each frame from the disk, apply any calculations to it, and present it in the Viewer. It will also cache this image in its cache file. It will then move on to the next frame. Once Nuke caches all the frames, it will start to load those into the Viewer instead of going back to the originals.

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