Playing with Higx PointRender

For the very few of you who have missed it, the talented Mads Hagbarth recently released his Higx PointRender. While the tool is not free, it’s pretty affordable compared to what some others might charge for tools that can accomplish this much. There are a few video tutorials on the official website, plus some experiments on [...]

By |2019-05-15T02:54:34+00:00May 13th, 2019|Nuke, Tutorials|1 Comment

Merging 2D Transforms in Nuke

Since I discovered that Nuke was concatenating Transform nodes for me, I liked to break out my transformations into multiple nodes to give me a bit more flexibility. I would do a stabilize, some keyframe animation, scale up a bit, rotate for a while, matchmove, re-scale, in different nodes. Nuke was smart about out, and [...]

By |2017-03-08T12:31:15+00:00March 8th, 2017|Nuke, Python|6 Comments

Create Position Reference (Pref) Pass in Vray for Maya

While Vray is remarkably intuitive for some daily operations, others might require a much more convoluted process. The creation of non-standard render passes, and especially the “Pref” pass is one of these (read that P-ref, like you’d read T-Rex). A few tutorials cover how to render custom render passes (a.k.a. AOVs) such as this one [...]

By |2017-06-07T03:00:20+00:00October 21st, 2016|Maya, Nuke, Tutorials|8 Comments

Compositing elements with a colored background, or how to invert almost any comp operation.

Alright, that’s a long title, but that’s the shortest I could come up with to describe this tutorial. It’s not rare that someone, somewhere, provides us with an element (logo, UI, motion graphics, precomp, anything really) with a nice alpha, but with a white or colored background.  Of course it’s not ideal, but that’s nothing [...]

By |2017-01-09T04:13:42+00:00June 26th, 2016|General, Nuke, Tutorials|1 Comment

Nuke for Beginners: The Shuffle Node

People getting started with Nuke, even experienced Compositors coming from other software, often seem confused about the Shuffle Node. Prerequisite knowledge The first thing to understand, is that in Nuke you're not limited by 1 RGBA layer. You will sometime see the word Channel and Layer used interchangeably (example: Multichannel EXR), I prefer to use Channel [...]

By |2017-01-09T04:13:42+00:00February 16th, 2016|Nuke, Tutorials|10 Comments