ED: THE NEXT NUKE
I was hanging around The Foundry booth at the recent NAB show to check out the new happenings for Hiero and Mari and got a very special treat. Jon Wadelton, the Nuke product manager, sat down with me one-on-one with his laptop to show me the cool new things coming soon in the upcoming Nuke release. I have been authorized by The Foundry to give you a sneak peak here. Read more at The Next Nuke
STILL TIME TO JOIN OUR NUKE 2D WORKSHOP
Join Steve Wright, Master VFX Compositing Trainer and a Foundry Certified Nuke® Trainer for a 6 week on-line Nuke 2D compositing workshop starting June 11 at CGSociety. If you want to learn Nuke compositing this is where to begin. This is also a great workshop for After Effects artists wanting to dive deeper into Nuke.
The workshop covers basic Nuke operations like navigating the UI, color correcting, roto and masking, warping, motion tracking, and greenscreen compositing. This is a mentored workshop with assignments reviewed by Steve. A fully functional Nuke license is included for the duration of the workshop.
Learn more by visiting the Nuke 2D Workshop.
Open enrollment will close on June 15th or when the workshop is full.
NUKE 3D WORKSHOP STARTS JULY 30th
Upgrade your Nuke skills! Join Steve for a 6 week on-line Nuke 3D compositing workshop at CGSociety starting July 30 right after the Nuke 2D workshop completes.
Learn how to operate Nuke's powerful 3D engine, build geometry, apply texture maps and lights, do 3D rendering and compositing, plus how to execute four classic 3D compositing shot setups. This is a mentored workshop with assignments reviewed by Steve. A fully functional Nuke license is included for the duration of the workshop.
Learn more by visiting the Nuke 3D Workshop.
Open enrollment will close on August 3rd or when the workshop is full.
NUKE 6.3 TUTORIALS NOW ON LYNDA.COM
Nuke 6.3 was a major release that added several powerful new features for both Nuke and NukeX. These tutorials will show you the new nodes such as PoissonMesh and ProjectionSolver.
Also covered are the big new features in NukeX such as the CameraTracker, creating dense points clouds with the PointCloudGenerator node, and all-new planar tracker and (at last) an integrated 3D particle system.
Learn more by visiting Steve's Nuke 6.3 lynda.com course.
KODAK STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2012
This year Kodak joins with the University Film and Video Foundation to announce the 2012 KODAK Student Scholarship Program.
This year a new category has been added, namely a Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. Gold prize for the Student Scholarship Award is $4000 and the Student Cinematography Scholarship Award is up to $3000. You can learn more about the submission process at: www.kodak.com/go/scholarships/
LEARNING WITH STEVE
You can now get unique one-on-one or group personal training from
Steve anywhere in the world utilizing the latest desktop sharing
technology. If you have a high-speed internet connection you can
sit virtually side-by-side with Steve as he demonstrates visual
effects compositing techniques on your workstation.
He has conducted such personal training in Canada, Mexico, Great
Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, India, Argentina, Brazil,
China and across the United States on whatever topics the artist
requested - compositing with log images, Nuke’s unique color management,
exotic 3D compositing techniques and stereoscopic compositing,
or powerful bluescreen and greenscreen keying techniques. Steve
has even conducted “virtual lectures” at colleges and universities
such as Ringling College, Syracuse University and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
View our list of online
one-on-one workshops with Steve. Visit vfxio.com
to contact Steve if you would like to arrange some personal
WRIGHT'S VFXIO.COM: WHO WE ARE
Master Trainer, Steve Wright, delivers visual
Nuke, Ocula, Mocha, Shake and 3D
Conversion training to the VFX industry
around the world. With curricula developed by this senior visual
effects artist and Foundry Certified Nuke® Trainer with over 20 years of production experience and
excellent teaching skills, these programs are designed to be very
accessible and cost effective.
Steve not only teaches online and in the classroom, but he also
travels to VFX facilities around the world to train the studio's
VFX staff in skills & compositing techniques gleaned from those
years of production experience as well as to improve the facility's
2D/3D production pipeline productivity. Visit vfxio.com today to
learn about our VFX
compositing training opportunities!
EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!
The third edition of Steve's very popular Digital
Compositing for Film and Video, a.k.a "The
Compositor's Bible" is now available at bookstores
like Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.com.
Reflecting important new trends in the visual effects compositing
industry, major new sections have been added on stereo compositing,
multi-pass cgi compositing, and 3D compositing. Since many compositors
are strictly 2D folks, there is also a primer on 3D animation to
help with key terms and concepts. Order your copy today at Amazon.com