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COMPOSITING IN NUKE

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MASTERING CG & FX COMPOSITING IN NUKE

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START DATE

4 Feb 2022

DURATION

8 Weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

SOFTWARE

Nuke

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COMPOSITING IN NUKE

COMPOSITE INCREDIBLE FX WITH FULL CG SHOTS

The most overlooked skill to hone as a CG and FX artist is compositing. With it, you can take a plain-looking raw FX pass and make it shine! That's where the power of Nuke comes into play...

Nuke is the industry-standard compositing program and is (in our opinion) the best tool on the market.

In this course, we'll show you how to use Nuke from the ground up. You don’t need any experience prior to this class as we will cover the basics starting in week 1.

Week by week we will build our knowledge of Nuke as the shots increase in complexity and variety.

In the final weeks, we will be compositing several fully CG shots! This is your opportunity to composite ground-breaking FX.

STUDENT HOMEWORK

Meet your INSTRUCTOR

Nick - VFX Artist at Rebelway

NICK CHAMBERLAIN

Compositing Supervisor

A Compositing Legend.

Nick is currently a Compositing Supervisor at Barnstorm VFX, working primarily on television shows (with the occasional feature film). Over the last 5 and a half years, Nick has received many award nominations for his work including 2 Primetime Emmy nominations and 3 VES nominations.

Working in television has taught him not only how to realistically composite shots, but also how to composite efficiently and quickly to match the break-neck speed of television schedules.

Nick is also a Houdini FX user and highly involved in most dynamics-heavy sequences for Barnstorm VFX – typically as a Compositing Supervisor, but also occasionally as an FX artist. He enjoys teaching his fellow artists and is always absorbing as many new techniques and workflows as he can to improve his craft.

STUDENT BONUS​

Get a Software Discount from The Foundry​

Every student of this course qualifies for a discounted student license of Nuke. Upon completion, simply follow the instructions in the 'Welcome' section of your course to snag your certificate of enrollment and claim your discount from The Foundry.​

Imagine a movie or game without FX… Neither can we!

Join the Rebels and embark on a journey of FX and CGI.

We will guide and mentor you along the way.

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!

Inspiring VFX Courses for Modern FX Artists.

Real-world VFX courses and coaching.

Learn, share and grow together.

This is your opportunity to grow your skills and achieve your VFX goals.

Winter Courses Start 4 Feb 2022

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4 Feb 2022

Spring

6 May 2022

Summer

5 Aug 2022

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 40-80 total hours of active learning and practice by the end of the course.

Students should have a basic understanding of CG concepts before taking this course. However, if you are looking to learn Nuke as a beginner, this is the course for you.

If you are unsure if you are best suited to take this course, please reach out to us at [email protected]

  • Class overview
  • • Introduction to compositing fundamentals and theory.
  • • The Nuke interface and completing our first shot using multiple takes and paint outs.
  • • An in depth look at the theory of tracking, color correction and grain.
  • • Learning how to track using corner pins and how to efficiently handle multiple formats as we composite a green screen monitor replacement.
  • • An in depth look at the theory of keying and edge contamination.
  • • How premultiplication works and why it is important to understand.
  • • Completely replacing the background behind our actor and using new techniques to maintain hair detail.
  • • We’ll make our own custom defocus and install the Rebelway Gizmo pack for Nuke.
  • • An in depth look at the theory of camera focus and lensing effects.
  • • Why understanding color space is important and learning how the knowledge can be practically applied.
    • Introduction to CG compositing using multi-layered EXRs on top of practical footage.
    • An in depth look at the theory of lighting and perspective when compositing.
  • • How to efficiently composite our first fully CG shot.
    • Creating a master setup that can be procedurally applied to similar shots in a sequence.
  • • Adding lensing effects to make our shot feel as realistic as possible.
  • • Applying and adjusting our master setup from week 05 for a fast first version of our fully cg shot.
    • Introduction to basic 3D projection in Nuke for easily layering additional elements into our shots.
    • Using the curve tool to automate animation that would otherwise have to be done by hand.
    • Creating faux reflections on our ground in Nuke.
  • • Layering together multiple interactive FX passes for our first version of the comp.
    • Using 3D projection to add further damage to our spaceship.
    • Using position passes and cryptomatte to eliminate the need to create tracked mattes.
    • • Using a variety of new Nuke techniques to further modify and blend FX passes and hide problem areas.
      • Using real dust and smoke elements in combination with our CG to add further realism into our scene.
      • Applying the final details to bring our composite to final.
    • INSTRUCTOR: Nick Chamberlain
    • FX & 3D ARTISTS:
    • Nick Chamberlain
      Saber Jlassi
      Gavin Thin
      Urban Bradesko

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Our community-centric courses are crafted to nurture a collaborative and exciting learning environment. With Rebelway, you will learn VFX while networking with fellow artists.

Our team of industry professionals are ready to help you achieve your CG goals. Let's grow your skills in the most exciting creative industry in the world.

It's time to unlock your creative potential.

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Earn rewards points towards future training for every course purchase and completion.

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Engage in discussions with fellow FX students and chat with mentors directly on our private forums and chats.

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We have a dedicated team of FX artists ready to give feedback on your work and course projects.

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We are currently developing subtitles so VFX artists around the world can achieve their dreams.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have an interactive quiz that you can take to figure out the best course for your skill level. You can take the quiz here.

If you are a beginner, we recommend taking our Houdini Fundamentals course.

If you are already familiar with Houdini, we recommend taking Introduction to Houdini for FX. This course is designed to be an overview of the essential techniques required to work on realistic FX in a modern studio pipeline. By the end of this course, you will have an intermediate level of Houdini knowledge.

If you are an experienced Houdini Artist, or if you already have an intermediate-level knowledge of the software, you can pick and choose any course on the site. Most of our courses are designed to give you specific skills required for different VFX projects (Water, Magic, etc.). So feel free to pick and choose as it makes sense for you.

However, if you ever have questions about which course is right for you, please reach out to our Student Assistance Team by emailing [email protected]. We’ll happily recommend the best course for you.

Our online program is designed to help aspiring VFX artists have a successful career in FX & CG. Unlike other online schools, our affordable courses are exciting and tactical. Through our courses, you will gain the exact skills you need to work on Hollywood-level VFX projects.

In fact, many of our alumni go on to get jobs working for studios such as Dreamworks, Blizzard, EA, & Google.

No, our lesson content is not streamed live. This means you can take the course at your own pace. We’ve designed our program to work around busy schedules.

We recommend the same specs listed by SideFX on this page.

It would be helpful if you could have 32GB of RAM or more, but it isn’t 100% necessary.

Many Rebelway students take multiple courses at once. While you could certainly sign up for as many courses as you want, we don’t recommend taking more than two courses at a time. A typical course will take anywhere from 5-10 hours a week to watch and practice, so depending on your schedule you can determine if it is feasible for you to take multiple courses at once.

Also, you will have lifetime access to the course lessons. So if you decide that the course becomes too much to follow, you can always follow along at your own pace if you fall behind.

You’ll also have lifetime access to the discord channel so you can get feedback on your projects and work even after the course has ended.

Yes! We are an online VFX school that delivers actionable and relevant FX education to the world.

Our online system allows us to deliver affordable education to aspiring CG artists around the world.

After successfully placing the order, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your courses and private chat group.

The Rebelway online learning platform gives you lifetime access to all the videos and material provided with the workshops. You will also gain access to a private chat system forever. Once a rebel, always a rebel.

Every class has a dedicated professional instructor who will help you through lectures, project feedback, and Q&As. Every session is designed based on the needs of the student. As a result, every session is unique and updated with the latest FX techniques.

In our courses, you will have full-time support from our FXTAs (FX Technical Assistants). These artists will answer any questions you may have during the duration of the course.

Yes, we do offer Certificates of Completion with all our courses.

You may request a full refund within 7 days of the course start date. Email [email protected] to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.

You do have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time.

Yes, click here to download a free PDF with information regarding our courses, time commitment, and program features.

Our courses are designed to guide you through different modules at a comfortable and exciting pace. As a result, modules unlock on a weekly basis. Once purchased you will immediately have access to week #1.

If you purchased any of our short formed mini-courses, you will receive access to every lesson immediately. 

Rebelway does not currently offer subtitles.

However, we want our education to reach everyone around the world. As a result, we are currently working on subtitles for our workshops in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and French. We strive to make our subtitles as good as we can. 

Courses are designed with the goal to teach students how to use a tool-set and develop problem-solving skills. As a result, they are benefited from a group environment with an instructor available to answer questions.

Tutorials on the other hand focus on solving one or two problems in specific topics. They are generally standalone and do not require the instructor’s support.

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