Compositing an Alien Portal in NUKE
Compositing an Alien Portal in NUKE is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, created by the creator, Steve Wright. This study is an essential foundation for an individual who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, Nuke, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and Nuke.
Practice your NUKE compositing skills while you build something truly out of this world: an alien portal. In this project, VFX compositing guru Steve Wright uses footage shot with a RED camera, a CG-rendered character, and a matte painting—assets included with the exercise files. He composites the character into the scene, and then uses camera tracking to create a solve for laying in the portal and portal rays—effects created from scratch with NUKE’s Noise node. Finally, he shows how to color correct the shot and add interactive lighting effects.
Each step of the process is rich in valuable production techniques, but is best for artists who are already familiar with NUKE. For more training on the basics, see Nuke X Essential Training.
- Compositing the alien character
- Creating holdout mattes
- Camera tracking
- Animating the portal rays
- 3D rendering the effects
- Adding interactive lighting
- Animating a flashing light
- Finishing a NUKE composite