For many visual effects artists who are just starting out or are
moving from After Effects, Shake, Fusion, or another compositing
tool, they are learning that Nuke is quickly becoming the feature
film compositing industry standard. While there are several online
turorials and courses available, there is currently no book on the
market for those who need to know all the ins and outs of the
software. Until now.
Nuke 101 covers everything readers need to know to begin using the compositor for their projects. It includes step-by-step lessons on basic and advanced compositing, color correction, Roto Paint, keying, tracking, as well as more advanced topics such as using CGI and the 3D engine.
The projects used throughout the book are based on real-world examples of professional production work and offer hard-worn advice from the pros who work in the trenches on high-end compositing work. After reading the techniques and following along in the projects, readers will have a solid foundation for working in Nuke and be able to join the ranks of its many fans and adopters.