Join Steve Wright for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Compositing Zombies in NUKE.
- If you are a premium member, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. These exercise files can be found on the exercise files tab on the main course page. Here is the exercise files folder downloaded to my desktop. If you open it, you'll see folders for each chapter that contain the Nuke scripts used in the videos. Each video starts with the Nuke script shown at the start of the video and then builds off of it. So if you want to see the finished version of a Nuke script, you would open the following one.
All the Nuke scripts are set up with relative addressing. So if you leave the Nuke scripts in their original folders, all the media will link up. All of the media is in this media folder. This folder contains the zombie green screen. This folder, the Graveyard plate, and finally there's a QuickTime movie of the finished Zombie Graveyard shot. If you're a montly member or annual member, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can still learn a lot just by watching the videos. Let's get started.
First you'll learn how to apply a quick key with Primatte, and enhance the zombie with realistic blood, red eyes, and fangs. Then, turning to the graveyard plate, you'll make a day-for-night color correction and add interactive lighting. Finally, you'll composite the key, plate, and effects and finalize the shot, using color correction and a push in effect. The process is broken down into easy-to-watch five-minute videos, rich in valuable VFX production techniques from compositing guru Steve Wright.
For more training on the basics, see NUKE Essential Training..
- Keying the zombie
- Adding a garbage matte
- Adding effects
- Turning a daytime shot into a nighttime graveyard
- Adding interactive lighting effects
- Compositing the zombie
- Applying final color correction