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Advanced Compositing Techniques in NUKE: Space Scene
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Released Jul 22, 2013
Doug Hogan

Guest Tutor

Doug Hogan
In this NUKE tutorial we will learn to use the 3D system in NUKE to create a photorealistic space scene.

We'll be taking a shot from idea to completion to create our shot, complete with Earth, stars, and a sun flare! Using basic masking, some more advanced 3D matte painting techniques, expression scripting, and good compositing practices, we'll create not only a pretty to look at scene but also a highly usable comp setup based on real world production experiences.

By the end, you'll have had a peek into the window of what goes on in the mind of a production artist, who's aim is to give their shot that last 10% and achieve a truly cinematic look ready for the big or small screen.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:06
Beginning the shot
2

Beginning the shot

 
11:09
Creating the Earth asset
3

Creating the Earth asset

 
14:01
Continuing to make Earth
4

Continuing to make Earth

 
11:35
Finishing the Earth asset
5

Finishing the Earth asset

 
05:15
Creating the star field
6

Creating the star field

 
13:43
Creating the sun flare
7

Creating the sun flare

 
11:48
Finishing the sun flare
8

Finishing the sun flare

 
05:37
Animating the camera
9

Animating the camera

 
13:02
Applying the finishing touches
10

Applying the finishing touches

 
12:04