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Nuke 101



 
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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.
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  • 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