August’s free tutorial goes out to all the Compositors. Take this opportunity to breathe a little life into your projects, using some NUKE trickery. Based on a technique applied while working on Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Compositing tutor and Head of 2D at Escape, Davi Stein looks at how to enhance basic elements within your scene for a more filmic look.
What you can look forward to in this tutorial:
- Learn how to apply distortion effects inside NUKE
- See a procedural paint reveal in action
- An introduction to ‘write on’ techniques in the RotoPaint node
- Take advantage of dynamic nodes like GodRays, Frame Blend, Erode, Emboss and iDistort
- How to maintain detail in those highlights and shadows
- Animate your effects within NUKE
The versatility of these techniques means you’re never tied to just one effect. Whether you’re looking to create a heat haze effect shooting out of a jet engine, add a ripple to water or enhance your very own luminous daemonic spirit, this tutorial will show you some simple steps to make your project look even more professional.
And don't forget, once you’ve applied these techniques you can share your project in the showcase section on our eLearning platform. We’d love to see your work and how you’ve chosen to implement your new skills. As well as that, it's a great way to get feedback from the Escape tutors as well as other artists around the world. You should also join our Facebook Group to see what your fellow artists are working on, and encourage their feedback on your own projects.
Set aside 31:30 minutes for this awesome tutorial from our very own compositing tutor, Davi Stein. It's a good'n!