VFX Basics: Moving from After Effects to Nuke

Step-by-step guide to transitioning your visual effects compositing skills from After Effects to Nuke.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (293 ratings)
15,728 students
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Know what, when and how to navigate and use basic nodes in Nuke
Understand the functional differences between After Effects and Nuke
Translate compositing skills from After Effects to do compositing with industry software Nuke

Requirements

  • Passion and Good Follow-Through
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • The Foundry Nuke (non-commercial/ commercial version)

Description

If you want to learn how to use industry-standard software, Nuke, to create fancy visual effects (VFX) shots, but you don't even know how to bring in your files - then you're looking at the right course. This beginner course will help you get a head start with Nuke's interface or even help you transition your compositing skills from After Effects - either way, you are introduced to the intimate details of Nuke.

Learn that Other Compositing Tool to Grow as a VFX Artist.

Learn by working through a revamped version of our very own Filmtorial® where we work on a commissioned piece of art for David from Prometheus (2012).

Why This Course?

  • Taught by a real professional in the visual effects and film industry who worked on actual Hollywood blockbusters
  • Step-by-step guide with a practical and hands-on mini project to work on
  • In-depth exploration into the differences and similarities across the two software
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students
  • Participate in a new e-learning movement and style of learning by being a part of a story as student characters


Empower yourself by picking up the tool used by 80% of the Visual Effects Industry.

You will Learn How:

  • To use the Nuke interface from scratch
  • To use and apply basic nodes and effects from After Effects in Nuke
  • To comfortably prepare work files, composite and render your work in Nuke

The best part of it all - this course is utterly and ridiculously FREE.

Who this course is for:

  • Film students and graduates interested in visual effects post-production
  • Students who want to transition from After Effects compositing to node-based compositing software Nuke
  • NOT for existing advanced or seasoned Nuke users

Course content

4 sections16 lectures1h 16m total length
  • Who am I and Who are you?
    01:49
  • The 5Ws and 1H of Nuke
    04:05
  • Nuke Software
    02:26
  • After Effects to Nuke Basics
    3 questions

Instructor

Multi-Hyphenate Artist, VFX Pro, TEDx Speaker, Author
Vicki Lau
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 2,510 Reviews
  • 57,151 Students
  • 11 Courses

Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead (Season 4), as well as other movies such as Guardians of the GalaxyWar for the Planet of the Apes and the recent Aquaman.

Already recognized by her country and by major organizations as an expert in her field, Vicki has made great strides for someone her age, being in consistently high demand for jobs - averaging about 4 job offers and requests for interviews per freelance month(s) of availability, whilst her peers are still struggling to find their first entry-level position in the field. At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.

She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA and in November 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.

Why Learn from Vicki?

What makes Vicki different from other VFX instructors is that she actually worked IN Hollywood, California itself, brushing elbows with many names and even being invited to the Emmy Awards in 2014. Vicki shares with her students REAL insights that people in the Hollywood industry uses.

Learn from someone who actually worked IN Hollywood, CA at the MAJOR studios and blockbuster hits, and not some project outsourced to a small country or city at an unknown studio or from someone who claims to know "the secrets," by mimicking other successful instructors' language and content.

Trust, but verify. You can check out Vicki's IMDb page as proof.