Create a Seamless Day-to-Night Conversion | Nuke Tutorial

Create a Seamless Day-to-Night Conversion | Nuke Tutorial

December 26, 2022
David Lugo

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a day-to-night conversion in The Foundry's Nuke that looks natural and realistic.

If you want to create a realistic day-to-night conversion, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. From how the scene is shot to the use of stock footage elements, you need to know what you're doing to get the most realistic result.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to turn daytime footage into a stunning night scene using Nuke. We'll start by importing the footage and setting up the compositing environment. Then, we'll use a combination of ActionVFX elements and color correction techniques to adjust the lighting and atmosphere of the shot. 

By the end of this tutorial, you'll know how to create a seamless day-to-night conversion for your scene!

Ready to follow along? Click here to download the plate!

This Nuke tutorial will cover:

  • Tips on how to shoot plates appropriately for day-to-night conversions
  • How to use color correction nodes during the conversion process
  • How to use the ActionVFX Haze & Light Fog and Air Particles collections to create an atmosphere
  • How to create a fake light cast using the color correction technique

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