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What's New in Nuke 12.1

Last fall saw the release of Nuke 12, and there was a huge list of improvements to the Foundry’s industry-leading compositing software. The Foundry recently released version 12.1 of Nuke, and today we’re going to look at a few key enhancements that can help optimize your compositing and VFX review process. ...

Nuke Tutorial: An Introduction to UnrealReader

In this tutorial, we will be taking a look at UnrealReader, a node in Foundry’s Nuke 13.1 that will bridge your work between Nuke and Unreal Engine like never before!This node allows you to view your Unreal Engine shot natively inside of Nuke in real-time, creating a whole new level of compatibility! ...

5 Expert Compositing Tutorials | Nuke

The Foundry’s Nuke is an incredible piece of software with a robust toolset. Often the most important and flexible tool in the compositor's repertoire, the node-based solution has prevailed in recent years as the most important software to learn for 2D VFX specialists. At a glance, Nuke can be daunting. For an adept After Effects user, the interface is barren and deceivingly simple. For the general artist, the math...

Tutorial: Compositing Aerial Explosions In Nuke

We are getting away from After Effects this week and diving into Nuke, a node-based digital compositing application. Our instructor, Anthony Thomas, will take you through how to best utilize our Aerial Explosions into a shot he created specifically for this tutorial.Follow along as Anthony shows you how to blend our Aerial Explosions into his shot....

How To Composite Rain | Nuke Tutorial

The environment is an integral part of any live-action plate. If you're working in a sunny climate, you can always go outside and film your actors in a sunny environment, but oftentimes you're shooting in a less than ideal climate.  To solve this problem, we create environments that look like they've been captured on the day of the shoot but become much easier to handle in post-production. In this tutorial, we will learn how to composite ...

5 Incredible Compositing Tutorials For Nuke

Compositing is one of the most volatile and intricate steps in the visual effects process. Though it’s technically during the finishing stages of a shot, compositors are offered an extreme amount of control over assets (both three and two dimensional). From chroma keying to advanced tracking and placement, compositing is all about marrying the creations of several artists into a final and cohesive work.  At the forefront of this art form is ...

Three Nuke Tweaks To Improve Your Workflow

The tools you use are one of the most important aspects of your work as a VFX artist. Though the artist behind them is the true determining factor, but final quality, speed, efficiency, and a low-frustration environment are very much dependent on how we set up the many programs and pieces of hardware required to nail a shot. For The Foundry’s Nuke, the sky’s the limit with an extreme level of detail afforded to you. You can adjust and tweak every inch of the softwa...

5 Habits Every Nuke Beginner Should Have

The Foundry’s Nuke is the complete compositing package. A node-based workflow, 3D toolsets, robust channel controls, and more make this a “big boy” program in every sense of the word. Nuke is an industry-standard in both film and commercial environments and one of the strongest freelance tools you can add to your arsenal as either a 2D generalist or a compositor.  A lot of artists come across Nuk...

An Introduction To Nuke Tutorial | Learning The Basics

Have you been wanting to dive into The Foundry's Nuke? In this tutorial, we're going to give you an introduction to Nuke, node compositing, and more basics that you need to know!Nuke is considered the industry standard in terms of compositing and visual effects work, and there is no better time than now to begin learning!...

Three Handy Plug-ins for Nuke Compositing

The Foundry’s high-end compositing software Nuke is known for its deceivingly barebones presentation and workability. It’s a complete package, with hundreds of unique nodes for thousands of tasks, yet the processes followed when compositing often come down to simple building blocks of code, mathematics, and color science.  This stripped nature of the program and dire...