Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects / Edition 2

Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects / Edition 2

by Ron Ganbar
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Peachpit Press
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Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects / Edition 2

This start-to-finish, complete guide to Nuke will give you the foundations on the state-of-the-art visual effects software used by professionals in the film and television industries. Along with the hard-won advice and techniques from expert compositor and teacher Ron Ganbar, each chapter covers a complete lesson in the fundamentals, with step-by-step instructions included so you can easily follow along and start using the program right away. The projects used throughout the book are based on real-world examples of professional productions and project files are included with each chapter so you can work through all the examples.

After discovering how to use the tools and understanding the compositing workflow, you’ll learn about basic and advanced compositing techniques, color correction, RotoPaint, keying, and tracking, as well as more advanced topics such as CGI and the 3D engine. In addition, you’ll learn about:

• Working with nodes and process trees

• Using CGI passes in Nuke to control 3D render looks

• Camera Tracking techniques to combine 2D and 3D elements

• Camera Projection to turn a single frame into moving images

• Gizmos and all about creating your own tools in Nuke

• Stereoscopic compositing

Ron Ganbar has been a compositor since 1996 and visual effects instructor since 2001. He currently works on a variety of projects as a gun for hire as compositor, consultant, VFX supervisor, and trainer. Ron was made a “Teacher’s Trainer” by Apple for Shake in 2005 and has written, taught, and evaluated courses for the National Film and Television School, Apple, Peachpit Press, Westminster University, and others.

"As both a talented compositor (with years of in-the-trenches experience) and an excellent teacher, Ron Ganbar has the unique ability to make even the most difficult concepts crystal clear. If you want to get up and running with Nuke as quickly as possible then start by buying this book!" —Ron Brinkmann, author of The Art and Science of Digital Compositing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321984128
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 04/02/2014
Series: Digital Video & Audio Editing Courses Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction chapter 1: Getting Started with Nuke chapter 2: Touring the Interface with a Basic Composite chapter 3: Compositing CGI with Bigger Node Trees chapter 4: Color Correction chapter 5: 2D Tracking chapter 6: RotoPaint chapter 7: Keying chapter 8: Compositing Hi-Res Stereo Images chapter 9: The Nuke 3D Engine chapter 10: Camera Tracking chapter 11: Camera Projection chapter 12: Customizing Nuke with Gizmos
Appendi x I: Customizing Nuke with Python

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