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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 d...

4 Advanced Nuke Nodes to Level Up Your VFX Compositing

Nuke is the cool kid on the block for compositing software. A staple in both film and commercial workflows, The Foundry’s 3D node-based compositing software is a must-have in the arsenal of any 2D visual effects artist. Learning Nuke, however, is no short order. The depth of the software is nearly endless with a barebones layout that offers expansive customization, full scripting capabilities, and a third party library of thousands of toolset and plugins. When ...

Which 3D Render Engine Should I Use for VFX?

There are a ton of great 3D renderers on the market, and today we’re going to look at the most popular ones (Physical Render, OctaneRender, and Arnold) to help you decide what’s right for you.Physical RenderFirst up is one of the most popular rendering engines, Physical Render from Cinema 4D. Due to the popularity of C4D, it’s easy to see why this is a go-to renderer for a lot of VFX artists. First off, it’s free, it’s built-in natively to ...

6 Common (but not Obvious) Nodes for Nuke Beginners

The Foundry’s Nuke is a node-based compositing software. This, as the same states, means that your primary tools for compositing CG sequences, keying footage, removing rigs, and all other functions are nodes. Nodes are essentially small mathematic machines. You put your input through them (with its given channels red, green, blue, alpha, and many more in some cases) and it manipulates these pixels in some way. ...

5 Critical VFX Tips for Filmmakers on a Budget

Whether or not your creativity is limited by your budget, it’s always great when you can complete a VFX shot ahead of schedule. In the world of visual effects production, there are always unexpected issues that can take a little more finessing in post-production than originally planned - so it’s nice to have some padding when you can save time!These five tips will not only ensure you save money, but they should also cut down on your time spent compositing!...

How to Light a Night Scene for VFX

The renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” It takes foresight to craft that perfect shot - and the same is true in the film industry. Practical lighting on set can make a world of difference when you’re trying to composite VFX for a certain aesthetic and atmosphere within your night scene....

Create Epic Destruction With Our New Ground Cracks and Exploding Debris VFX Stock Footage Collections

We are excited to announce the release of two new ActionVFX Stock Footage Collections; Ground Cracks Vol. 2 and Exploding Debris Vol. 2! They are perfect for any mid city battle or alien attack! We knew while creating these products that we wanted to push the limits of realism w...

How to Composite VFX for VR with Mocha

The ability to produce 360 video content for VR wasn’t even possible just a handful of years ago. Now, native integration with Mocha’s advanced 360/VR toolset in programs like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Nuke...

How to Remove Noise from Grainy Footage in After Effects CC 2018

So you just finished a late night shooting an awesome action sequence with your actors, and after dumping the footage, you make the horrible discovery that not only does your footage have noise...but it has a lot of noise.Before you call everyone back for a re-shoot, take a look at these great tips on fixing your video in post with the latest noise reduction effect in After Effects CC 2018.How to Denoise Video in After Effec...

Beginner Tips for Keying in Nuke | PT. 2

There are few symbols more synonymous with visual effects than the classic chroma key green screen. As such, one of the major tools in every compositor’s box is a solid understanding of keying. In the foundry’s Nuke, this process can be incredibly complex. In part 1 of Beginner Tips for Keying in Nuke, we discussed both fundamental concepts and technical approach...