VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and Cinema 4D

VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and Cinema 4D

VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and Cinema 4D is an Intermediate level course on 3D + Animation, compiled by the author, Craig Whitaker. This course is an important pillar for an individual who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It provides you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, CINEMA 4D, Nuke, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, CINEMA 4D and Nuke.

Free Download - VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and Cinema 4D
Author Craig Whitaker
Publish Date 7/25/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 1h 50m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 26
Last Update N/A

Visual effects (VFX) don’t necessarily need to involve explosions, magic, or giant robots. In fact, VFX can be as simple as a flag unfurling. CINEMA 4D and Nuke are a great combination for creating this type of shot. CINEMA 4D has fantastic rigid body and cloth systems, while Nuke, the industry’s leading compositing tool, makes tracking and compositing a breeze. In this course, Craig Whitaker will guide you through the entire post-production process for creating a computer-generated flag—from creating a mock-up from reference material and tracking the camera movement to constructing the flag using CINEMA 4D’s cloth simulation tools and compositing it back into the scene with Nuke. Each step of the process is rich with lessons applicable to similar situations CG and compositing artists will face in the real world.

Topics include:

  • Collecting reference materials
  • Planning and blocking out the shot
  • Analyzing and tracking the footage
  • Solving the tracked shot and setting up the environment
  • Creating and adjusting the cloth simulation
  • Texturing the flag
  • Rendering passes from 3D
  • Color grading and adding grain

VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and Cinema 4D : Video Lessons

  • Welcome57s
  • Using the exercise files38s
  • Collecting reference materials3m 49s
  • Creating a mock-up6m 26s
  • Managing noise in the background shot2m 9s
  • Preparing the shot for 3D motion tracking5m 23s
  • Tracking the shot4m 43s
  • Solving the tracked shot and setting up the environment11m 53s
  • Exporting the tracked shot to CINEMA 4D1m 41s
  • Building the flag and establishing scale3m 46s
  • Building constraints and belts7m 48s
  • Setting up the simulation3m 37s
  • Building a collider object6m 24s
  • Caching and refining the simulation2m 26s
  • Texturing the flag5m 4s
  • Matching CG light to the light in the background shot5m 17s
  • Adjusting the texture4m 12s
  • Setting up render passes3m 20s
  • Reconstructing the beauty pass7m 25s
  • Adjusting passes to integrate into the footage5m 2s
  • Adding motion blur with the motion vector pass5m 45s
  • Addressing problems with quick fixes4m 55s
  • Color grading, adding grain, and working with lens distortion6m 42s
  • Next steps59s

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