I have some exciting news!!
The blog is now CompositingMentor.com
A new name accompanied with some new tutorials to christen the site.
It’s been a few months, I’ve been working hard both at work and on side projects, one of which is the daunting task of categorizing and analyzing all of the gizmos and tools on Nukepedia.com. I came up with a good workflow to check the tools, and I am going 1 category at a time, but it is pretty time consuming.
I’ve also been working on an Advanced Keying Breakdown, which I will be posting for the next month or so. It is very in depth, more than I have seen from any other keying tutorial yet. It focuses on the concepts and techniques of keying, rather than specific tools.
If you like what you have been seeing on this website, please share with others, I’d like to get these tutorials out to anyone who needs them. Thanks!
Without further adieu,
Welcome to CompositingMentor.com
You can grab the bridal footage asset from VideoCopilot.net:
Below I have included a link to the group I was using in the video, which I have named “Deinterlacer_v02”
I chose a group instead of a gizmo because it is easy to just drag and drop into any script without any fuss and will work on multiple machines or networks. Gizmos will break if it cannot link to the main file properly. Anyways just drag and drop this guy into the script and voila, deinterlaced video.
Let me know if it works for you, if it has any bugs, or needs any updates.
For the assets to follow along yourself, go to the following link and select “project”:
It’s a good Idea to deinterlace the video and to convert the .mov provided into an image sequence, and I will tell you guys how to do that in the next video.
This is my first tutorial, I am sure I will get better as I go along, but please let me know some feedback. Too fast? too slow? to boring? etc. I’d be glad to hear. Thanks and I look forward to posting more videos.
I will keep this a brief mission statement. For awhile now I have heard the many arguments of artists on which program is better, after effects, or nuke, and how there seems to be a very fine line and not too many artists who cross over to both worlds.
I decided to bridge that gap, it is obvious the power of both nuke and after effects. I think one thing after effects has a leg up on is the ease of access to great tutorials, specifically from VideoCopilot.net. Andrew Kramer and his team did an amazing job letting people like me and others learn AE easily.
I’d like to take the VideoCopilot tutorials and “convert” them into nuke tutorials. I will start at the bottom and go all the way through. so those familiar with after effects from Andrew’s videos will have no more excuse to jump into nuke and vice versa.
I must say I have not touched after effects much in the past few years, so it will be a Journey for me to not only learn the VideoCopilot’s tuts and techniques for after effects, but to then figure out the best way to get similar results using Nuke.
I think it will be fun and I hope everyone will learn a thing or two.
I will post the first videos shortly.