Apps: Autodesk Maya 2012, NUKEX, VRay for Maya, Photoshop
Duration: 9 Hours
Instructor: Matt Skonicki
DL Size: 1.4 GB
Project Files: Autodesk Maya files for every chapter to follow along including all assets, NUKEX files, and the original video plate. What is not included are the final exported Open EXR files due to the extremely large filesize of over 30GB. These can easily be rendered out from the maya scenes provided as seen in the video
In this DVD, Instructor Matt Skonicki takes you through the full “gamut” of compositing a CG monster into a live action scene using Maya and NUKEX. Matt starts off talking about color management and giving an overview of what will be covered. He then goes into NUKEX and talks about its color space, interface, and other things needed to know before using it. Matt goes on to talk about lens distortion and then goes into tracking 5 different shot scenarios using the camera tracker in NUKEX. He then takes the solve into Maya, sets everything up, and then talks a bit about the monsters rig, materials, and animation. Matt then introduces Vray and talks about rendering with Vray and Vray RT, and setting up basic IBL. After the lighting is done he goes into rendering with render layers and then brings the layeres into NUKEX to composite. Inside NUKEX he adds a lens flare, chromatic aberration, granularity, roto masks, tracking, tweaks, and finalizing the piece.
The DVD is a must-have for those looking to create photo-real, physically-accurate Live Action & CG composites.
00 - 04min - Introduction
01 - 04min - Understanding Color Management
02 - 12min - Overview
03 - 07min - Understanding Color Space in NUKEX
04 - 15min - NUKEX Interface Overview
05 - 06min - The Basics of NUKEX
06 - 14min - Removing Lens Distortion
07 - 21min - Tracking the Shot
08 - 38min - Refining the Track
09 - 41min - Setting Up and Tracking Shot #2
10 - 23min - Setting Up and Tracking Shot #3
11 - 22min - Setting up Shot #4 & Using Rolling Shutter
12 - 28min - Solving Shot #4 & Adding Motion Blur
13 - 15min - Solving Shot #5 & Refining the Track
14 - 43min - Importing & Setting Up the Shots in Maya
15 - 10min - An Overview of the Monster Rig & Materials
16 - 10min - Placing the Monster in the Scene
17 - 04min - A Review of the Animated Monster
18 - 13min - An Introduction to VRay for Maya
19 - 21min - Rendering with VRay and VRay RT
20 - 08min - Setting Up Basic IBL in VRay
21 - 14min - Adding & Refining the Lighting & Shadows
22 - 26min - Setting Up Render Layers
23 - 55min - Compositing the Render Layers in NUKEX
24 - 35min - Refining the Composite
25 - 12min - Adding a Lens Flare
26 - 09min - Adding Chromatic Aberration & Granularity
27 - 22min - Tracking & Adding Roto Masks to the Gazebo
28 - 02min - Final Tweaks & Completed Shot
Total Time - 9 Hours
About the Instructor:
Matt Skonicki has worked in the video game and film industry for over 6 years. During his time at Midway Games in Chicago, he worked very hard to prove his way up from being a cinematics artist to a character technical artist. Matt has worked on such video games as "Mortal Kombat: Armageddon" and "John Woo's Stranglehold" and even received a prestigious excellence award for his contributions. Currently Matt is a visual effects instructor at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy in Chicago Illinois.
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