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Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects by Ron Ganbar

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Chapter 9. The Nuke 3D Engine

One of the most powerful features in Nuke is its 3D engine. Nuke has an almost fully featured 3D system that enables the compositor to import cameras, create simple objects and import objects, do camera projections, extract various types of 2D data from 3D data, and much more.

An important thing to note is that Nuke’s 3D engine isn’t there to replace your 3D department. You won’t see character animation done in Nuke. You won’t see serious lighting and rendering done in Nuke. Although Nuke’s 3D capabilities are remarkable for a compositing system, they are still far from replacing full-blown 3D applications.

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