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Clean Plating for Feature Films Using the NUKE to MARI Bridge
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Released Apr 28, 2014
Doug Hogan

Guest Tutor

Doug Hogan
In this lesson we’re going to take a look at the NUKE to MARI bridge by creating a complex projection clean-plate that can be used in a VFX production.

During this time you'll learn the uses and reasons for clean plates in VFX, how to matchmove a shot in NUKEX, how to setup the NUKE to MARI bridge and how to model projection geometry using that solved point cloud.

By the end of this training you'll know how to put it all together to give you a plate ready for CG elements.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:01
Understanding the importance of clean plating
2

Understanding the importance of clean plating

 
12:03
Tracking the camera
3

Tracking the camera

 
11:13
Building the projection geometry in Maya
4

Building the projection geometry in Maya

 
11:06
Projecting the matte paintings onto the projection geometry
5

Projecting the matte paintings onto the projection geometry

 
06:17
Setting up NUKE to MARI bridge
6

Setting up NUKE to MARI bridge

 
11:10
Garbage matting and NUKE projection patching
7

Garbage matting and NUKE projection patching

 
10:01
Using the Lat/Long map for geometry lighting and reflections
8

Using the Lat/Long map for geometry lighting and reflections

 
12:10
Putting it all together and wire-rig removal technique
9

Putting it all together and wire-rig removal technique

 
06:08
Wrapping it up
10

Wrapping it up

 
06:44