Compositing: Creating the Illusion

Compositing: Creating the Illusion

Want to introduce yourself to some of the fundamental techniques of compositing? Well now you can. The lovely Simon Richardson, compositing escapee and one of our esteemed Studio Assistants here at Escape, has put together a free NUKE tutorial that will demonstrate exactly that. This short video will walk you through a basic CG rebuild inside NUKE, using Maya’s Mental Ray passes. For anyone starting out using this software, it’s a great insight into the processes behind building a shot ready for edit.

An essential part of the visual effects process in the film and TV industry today, compositing choreographs the VFX that we eventually see on screen. It is a process of building; combining the assets filmed on set, the 2D elements and CG to make up the final shot. This is a job for people who have an eye for detail and an admiration for perfection. Magicians in their own right, these are the guys who create the illusion of authenticity.

So, for all you budding compositors out there, if you have a spare 15 minutes over the weekend and fancy checking this out, please do. And maybe it’ll ignite a new found love affair with NUKE, and for the art of compositing.

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