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Nuke 5 Essential Training was created and produced by Steve Wright. We are honored to host his material in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
Nuke 5 Essential Training is designed for digital artists already familiar with compositing visual effects using programs like Adobe After Effects or Shake. This course provides a solid foundation in operating Nuke, using the core functions of keying, motion tracking, and color correcting, as well as Nuke’s key strength, 3D compositing. Tour the Nuke user interface, its unique color management system, and overviews of HDR images, masking, keyframe animation, and 2D and 3D motion blur. Exercise files accompany the course.
Nuke 5.2 has a major new feature added to the Read node. It allows the Read node to replace the Frame Hold, Frame Offset and Retime nodes. Let's take a look. It's up here, at the frame field, and they've added this pop-up menu right here. With the pop-up menu set to expression, it becomes identical with Nuke 5.1, where you can add an expression in this field, such as frame/2. Now the frame numbers read from the clip are simply divided by 2.
The next menu item is new, which is a start at. This says we want to start it at frame, let's say 10, in the timeline. What that means is whatever the first frame of the clip is, in this case frame 1, it won't start rolling until we get to frame 10 in the timeline. Let's take a look. We'll set the playhead back to the beginning and as I drag the playhead forward, nothing moves until I get to frame 10, and then it starts incrementing the frame numbers in the timeline.
The next new pop-up is offset and that applies an offset between the frame read off the disk, relative to the timeline. If I set an offset, for example, of 4 and then we go down to the timeline on frame 1, Frame 1 in the timeline is offset by 4 in the clip so I bring in frame 5. And the offset lasts over the whole length of the shot. The way to keep it clear is the Frame range refers to the frame numbers read from the clip, whereas the frame parameter defines the relationship of the incoming frames to the timeline.
While the Nuke 5.2 Read node has several enhancements, if you need variable speed, the TimeWarp tab over the Retime node is the only way to go. We will see that in our next movie.
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