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Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects, Second Edition by Ron Ganbar

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Introduction

The Foundry’s Nuke is fast becoming the industry leader in compositing software for film and TV. Virtually all the leading visual effects studios—ILM, Digital Domain, Weta Digital, MPC, Framestore, The Mill, and Sony Pictures Imageworks—now use Nuke as their main compositing tool. This is not surprising, as Nuke offers a flexible node-based approach to compositing, has a native multichannel workflow, and boasts a powerful integrated 3D compositing environment that delivers on the artist’s needs.

Nuke was first developed as the in-house compositing tool at Digital Domain, the visual effects studio behind the Terminator series, The Fifth Element, Tron: Legacy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and other major films. The software ...

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