Nuke 6 New Features

with Steve Wright
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Nuke 6 New Features
Video duration: 0s 4h 6m Intermediate Updated Feb 13, 2012


Author Steve Wright explores the new features found in the 3D digital compositor Nuke 6. The course introduces the RotoPaint node for drawing and painting effects, the Keylight keyer for creating mattes and composites, and the SplineWarp node for warping images. The course also explains how to merge keys, animate with keyframes, and create image-based blurs. Exercise files accompany the course.

Nuke 6 New Features was created and produced by Steve Wright. We are honored to host his material in the Online Training Library®.

Topics include:
  • Exploring NukeX
  • Working with the new paint tools
  • Using the Clone and Reveal tools
  • Reviewing the Keylight matte controls
  • Creating Keylight holdout and garbage mattes
  • Performing multipass keying
  • Working with mattes in Ultimatte
  • Creating specialized keys
  • Drawing and warping splines
  • Exploring the MotionBlur2D and ZBlur nodes
  • Navigating the Dope Sheet
  • Making gizmos
3D + Animation Video


- [Voiceover] Hi, this is Steve Wright and welcome to Nuke6 New Features. Of course, these tutorials are built on the material in the Nuke5 Essentials course. So if you haven't done it yet, go do that one before viewing these videos. There are really three big stories in Nuke6. The award-winning Keylight Keyer has been added. The Bezier Node has been replaced by a very powerful, new RotoPaint Node. And NukeX, the enhanced version of Nuke6. Keylight is the Academy Award-Winning blue and green screen keyer developed by the Computer Film Company, and is now included in Nuke6.

It joins Primatte and the IBK keyer to give the Nuke user three powerful keyers to choose from. Keylight is easy to use and is especially good at capturing fine-edge detail like hair. It's been used on major blockbuster films such as Harry Potter, Armageddon, Mission Impossible, and many more. You will really enjoy pulling great keys with Keylight. The RotoPaint Node replaces the Bezier and Paint Nodes in Nuke5 with much enhanced roto-capabilities, plus a procedural paint system, all integrated together in one node.

You can now draw multiple rotos in one node, then turn around and paint or erase on them to create incredibly accurate, articulated mattes. The paint portion of the RotoPaint Nodes includes several new tools, including a Clone tool, and a Reveal tool, that can not only reveal from different frames in the same clip, but can reveal from up to three different input clips. NukeX is a feature-enhanced version of Nuke6 that comes bundled inside of Nuke6. The NukeX features are visible, but are not enabled without a NukeX license.

Be sure to watch the "What is NukeX" vid to see what all NukeX can do for your visual effects shots. So let's go see what's new in Nuke6.

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