Compositing a Sci-Fi Force Field in NUKE
Compositing a Sci-Fi Force Field in NUKE is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, produced by the creator, Steve Wright. This study is a critical step for a person who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It provides you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, Nuke, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and Nuke.
Force fields can trap characters and stop them in their tracks. But most of the time they’re virtual barriers, created by VFX compositing gurus like Steve Wright. In this project-based course, Steve shows how to build a show-stopping sci-fi force field using NUKE. He shows how to add life to a basic matte painting by animating the doors, and then keys the green-screen footage and carefully composites the main character, an armored space fighter, back into the scene. Then, using NUKE’s Noise node, Steve creates the force field animation and multiplies it for maximum effect. Finally, to really sell the scene, he adds interactive lighting, motion blur, and other finishing touches. Tune in to learn how to recreate this effect in your own projects.
- Building a doorway animation
- Pulling the key
- Making garbage mattes
- Compositing the character in the scene
- Creating the force field effect
- Setting the timing
- Creating and positioning emitters
- Adding interactive lighting
- Refining the final look