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Beginner Tips for Keying in Nuke | PT. 1

In The Foundry’s Nuke, several top of the line keying packages are right there from your first launch, but their application is far more complicated than a simple drag, drop, and adjustment. To key well in Nuke you need an expert understanding of several concepts. From spill suppression to alpha math and formula...

How to Composite 2D VFX Stock Footage Elements Into a 3D Scene | Nuke

Everyone's compositing skills can always get better, and we want to provide you with the tools to help. This week's Nuke tutorial will provide you with a few quick tips on how to incorporate 2D VFX stock footage elements into a 3D scene. We're using our Atmospheric Smoke & Fog Vol. 2 visual effects stoc...

5 Tips for Your First VFX Seminar

Seminars are a crucial part of any creative industry. Whether it’s a series of keynotes, a product presentation, a community gathering, or a mix of all three, these events and meetups allow artists of all levels to hold a finger to the pulse of the industry. I recently attended a "Nuke Skill Up" seminar hosted by The Foundry and my local Chicago Framestore office. On the docket were three discussions on va...

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 N...

How to Become a Better VFX Compositor Through Photography

Honing a craft oftentimes feels like a linear endeavor. You put the blinders on, and smash the same shortcut each and every day with twenty tabs open on your second or third monitor. The Foundry’s documentation, School of Motion, ActionVFX — this constant pursuit of growth, knowledge, and resources is paramount to strengthening your skill set as a compositor....

How to Key .R3D Explosion VFX Stock Footage Shot on Blue | Nuke

Creating an alpha channel from raw .R3D VFX stock footage is extremely useful in Nuke. In this week's tutorial, Sebastian Siggerud is back to show us how to key .R3D Explosion Stock Footage on blue by creating an alpha channel along with other quick tips....

How to Use Multi-Channel OpenEXR Passes | Nuke Tutorial

OpenEXR formats are extremely useful when they are utilized in the most effective way. In this week's tutorial, Sebastian Siggerud is back to show us how to use multi-channel OpenEXR passes in Nuke, while also teaching how to turn a 2D background into a 3D scene....

How to Use 3D Projection | Composite 2D Stock Footage Into a 3D Scene | Nuke

We are diving back into Nuke for another awesome tutorial! By the end of this post, our instructor, Sebastian Siggerud, will have taught you how to use the 3D projection node and turn 2D stock footage such as a photograph and some of our elements into something like the GIF below!...

NAB Big Hitters: Three Companies who Ruled the Show

If you want to keep up with the cutting edge in media and technology you need to get used to a slew of event acronyms, among them: GDC, SXSW, SIGGRAPH, and of course NAB. The National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show finished up its 28th event last week and this year once again displayed the ceaseless advancement of both the content we create and the tools we use f...

How ActionVFX Elements Helped Ignite the World of 'Waco'

One of the most fulfilling aspects of working at ActionVFX, is having the opportunity to see our work help compositors and filmmakers across the world achieve realistic results with our professionally captured VFX elements.Today, we’ll see exactly what that process looks like in our interview with Sindre Johnsen, a Lead Compositor at CoSA VFX Vancouver, who recently completed work on the hit mini-series 'Waco...