Join Steve Wright for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Nuke 8 New Features.
If you have a premium membership, you can download the project files that go along with all the videos. When you begin the course, just click on the Exercise Files tab near the top of the course page and download the exercise files to wherever you want on your computer. If you have a basic membership, then you can't download the project media, but you can still follow along with your own media. All of the Nuke scripts use relative addressing, so you can place the Exercise Files folder anywhere you want and Nuke will still connect to the media.
The key is to keep the entire Exercise Files folder intact and do not rename or move anything. Here's how the Exercise Files folder is organized. Each chapter has a folder with the Nuke script used for each video. All of the media is collected in this Media folder, which contains three sub-directories, Clips, Geometry, and Stills. Again, the Nuke scripts will find their media if you keep the Exercise Files folder intact. Remember, if you move or rename any of the elements inside of Exercise Files folder, you will have to reconnect the media yourself.
Okay, so now we're ready to begin the Nuke 8 new features course.
Note: This course is specifically designed for current Nuke artists who just want to learn about the new features in Nuke. For a more thorough exploration of Nuke 8, check out Steve's Nuke 8 Essential Training course.