Multipass Compositing (Nuke)

Multipass Compositing (Nuke)

Please note: This is a 2 week / 4 class meetings workshop.

Rendering out your image from Maya, Max, or any other 3D application is just the beginning. Thanks to float-based compositors like Nuke and Fusion there's incredible flexibility in creatively shaping the final look without the need to hit the render button again.

Over this course we'll take a look at breaking out passes for post-render relighting, the use of surface normal and position maps for introducing new lighting angles, adding motion blur and depth-of-field blur and bokeh after the render, and how to generate AOV (Arbitrary Output Value) passes for specific effects.

Here's a quick overview at Vimeo of what will be covered: Multipass Compositing & Rendering

We'll also take a look at a few techniques for fixing render and texture problems without having to go back and make changes to the 3D scene. Included with this will be removal of the dreaded fireflies that plague modern PBR renders.

Finally we'll take a look at Deep compositing: what it is, why it generates ridiculously large files, and when it's worth it.

BONUS: As a an addendum to the core material, we'll take a look at GPU-based rendering with Octane render and discuss the pros and cons of GPU-based PBR rendering. And while the course focuses on Nuke, we'll also see how the techniques can be applied in Fusion, Blackmagic's free and fully-featured node-based compositor.

Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of 3D software is assumed. If you've ever clicked Render somewhere in some 3D app you should be good to go. We'll be using Nuke and/or Fusion throughout the course to demonstrate the techniques, but no existing knowledge will be assumed. (We'll let you know which buttons to press when the time comes).

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(Note: classes include both lecture and instructed lab)
Evening Class: Instructed Lab 6:15pm-7pm, Lecture 7pm-10pm

Damian Allen
Price: $750.00
Tue&Thu 7-10p 12/4-12/13
SKU: NU 275