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VFX Basics: Moving from After Effects to Nuke

Vicki Lau, VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

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17 Videos (1h 16m)
    • Who am I and Who are you?

    • The 5Ws and 1H of Nuke

    • Nuke Software

    • Interface Basics

    • Structure: Layers to Nodes

    • Work Space: Hierarchy to Web

    • VFX: Effects Panel to Node Types

    • VFX: Basic Effects to Basic Nodes

    • Organization: Precomps to Backdrops

    • Export: Render Queue to Write Node

    • SHOT TRYOUT: Nuke this!

    • Nuke Best Practices for the Beginner

    • The War between After Effects & Nuke

    • The Thing about Nuke

    • Moving from Beginner to Nuke Artist

    • Networking

    • Bonus Lecture: "How to Get a Job in Hollywood"


About This Class

If you want to learn how to use industry-standard software, Nuke, to create fancy visual effects (VFX) shots, but you don't even know how to bring in your files - then you're looking at the right course. This beginner course will help you get a head start with Nuke's interface or even help you transition your compositing skills from After Effects - either way, you are introduced to the intimate details of Nuke.

Learn that Other Compositing Tool to Grow as a VFX Artist.

Learn by working through a revamped version of our very own Filmtorial® where we work on a commissioned piece of art for David from Prometheus (2012).

Why This Course?

  • Taught by a real professional in the visual effects and film industry who worked on actual Hollywood blockbusters
  • Step-by-step guide with a practical and hands-on mini project to work on
  • In-depth exploration into the differences and similarities across the two software
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students
  • Participate in a new e-learning movement and style of learning by being a part of a story as student characters

Empower yourself by picking up the tool used by 80% of the Visual Effects Industry.

You will Learn How:

  • To use the Nuke interface from scratch
  • To use and apply basic nodes and effects from After Effects in Nuke
  • To comfortably prepare work files, composite and render your work in Nuke

The best part of it all - this course is utterly and ridiculously FREE.





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Vicki Lau

VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects and programming in film and television. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead (Season 4), as well as other movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ni...

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