Explore the new 2D and 3D features and improved performance in Nuke 7, the premiere compositing package for visual effects in film and television.
(bright upbeat music) - [Voiceover] Hi, this is Steve Wright welcoming you to my Nuke 7 New Features course. This course is specifically designed for compositors already familiar with Nuke. The Foundry really outdid themselves with this release. It's the largest and most comprehensive new release of Nuke ever, with major technological innovations and tons of exciting new features and tools. Here is just a sample.
First up is deep compositing. With the recent release of VXR 2.0 deep images and deep compositing are now an industry standard fully supported by Nuke. You will learn all about this extremely important innovation in this course. Another major new technology is alembic geometry. A recent new industry standard it allows 3D elements to be exchanged between different platforms and offers great efficiencies in workflow, render times, and database sizes compared to FBX files.
Nuke's venerable Tracker node has been completely rewritten and now supports unlimited trackers, key frame tracking, a snap-to feature, and automatic track averaging, and much much more. The all new PointCloudGenerator node has been completely rewritten and now generates high density point clouds with great accuracy. It also incorporates a truly impressive mesh generator for skinning your point clouds replacing the old PoissonMesh node. The truly awesome ModelBuilder node replaces the old Modeler node and allows you to quickly create 3D geometry for your clips.
You can use this geometry for camera projection and set extension shots. My personal favorite new 3D power feature is the brand new DepthToPoints node. It takes a CG image with a depth channel and creates a 3D point cloud that you can use to line up geometry. You'll have hours of fun with this new tool. At last Nuke can now do normals relighting with the new Relight node. You can relight CG renders in Nuke changing the light direction, color, intensity, and quality.
You'll love the new ZDefocus node which is a major upgrade to the old ZBlur node. It has major improvements in photo realistic depth blur, workflow, plus extensive new creative control over the look of the Bokeh, that's the look and feel of the out of focus elements. For those members that have purchased the premium subscription this course comes complete with over 700 megabytes of exercise files. The exercise files are for your personal use only. So join me in my Nuke 7 New Features course and learn about these and many more new features in this latest release of Nuke.
And by the way, you can download my free iPhone app that puts all the Nuke hotkeys at your fingertips. Just search for NukeHotkeys in the app store.
This course was created and produced by Steve Wright. We are honored to host this content in our library.
- Working with stereo in the RotoPaint node
- Keyframe tracking
- Exploring Primatte Keyer
- Setting up and using Motion Blur
- Adding depth of field with ZDefocus
- Animating warps and morphs
- Measuring and viewing deep data
- Retiming a shot with optical flow
- Tracking and point generation in the PointCloudGenerator
- Creating separate cameras and points with the Camera Tracker
- Setting up displacements
- Modeling more complex geometry with the ModelBuilder node
- Casting semitransparent shadows
- Relighting renders