Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists

Course Details

  • 22 Sep 2014 - 02 Nov 2014
  • Active Weeks:6
  • Fee: $469 USD
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Course Overview

Nuke compositing for 3D artists with Nick Deboar is the perfect course for anyone who produces or works with 3D renders. This includes Lighting Artists looking to composite their own shots, or compositors wanting more knowledge on dealing with 3D renders.

Formerly “Compositing for Feature Animation”, the course has been updated to cover the latest features added in Nuke 8. This includes Deep Compositing (including example deep images in the OpenExr 2.0 format for students to experiment with).

The course will cover common production tasks, such as dealing with multi-channel exrs, linear color, motion blur, depth of field and premultiplied images. It will then move on to more advanced topics; working with position passes, creating skies in nuke, eye reflections, re-lighting, stereo workflows, deep compositing, expressions and creating gizmos.

Even for people familiar with Nuke will hopefully learn a few new tricks. Each lesson will include high quality 3D renders to work with. Students will finish the course with the confidence to composite on an Animated Feature, and maybe even teach a few new tricks!

The Personal Learning Edition of Nuke is the only software you will need to take this course, however we do have a time-limited full version of Nuke available to students of this workshop for a small additional cost.


"Nick did a great job of explaining the why behind any actions in Nuke.  I didn't learn a step-by-step checklist, but instead learned how to understand the underlying processes.  The course left me with an overall impression of how Nuke thinks and how to keep it happy. He also constantly mentioned industry standards, which helped the content to always feel relevant.

I've already seen great improvements in my own projects because of Nuke and Nick's course."


- Ryan Davies, student, Feburary 2014.

"Nick did a great job of breaking down these subjects into very clear and understandable examples. The presentations were easy to follow and, as a result, I had the time and motivation to go a little bit beyond the lesson and experiment with all of the various nodes and techniques he taught. Thanks, Nick, for a great six week lesson with Nuke!"

- Bryan Monroe, student, February 2014

  • Nick Deboar

    Nick Deboar has been working in the animation and VFX industry for over 11 years, specializing in Lighting and Surfacing.

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