New DVD Release! Live Action & CG 4 - Ultimate Guide to Compositing with NUKEX & Maya

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DVD Description:
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.


DVD Chapters:
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.


About Eat 3D:
Eat 3D has been feeding your brain for almost 5 years with some of the highest quality training that exists. Our goal is to provide you with the best education and get straight to the point with practical real world exercises that professionals actively use in production.


November 8, 2012 - 11:33am

Great, great video! Congratulations, man. Anyone who is planning to get into this industry and wants to do it right, you NEED to buy this video. There is no fluff in any minute of it. 9 hours of total professional information.

3dluvr (not verified)

November 7, 2012 - 4:47am

Awesome as usual, would be nice if the next cglive lesson would be for 3ds max.

kaka (not verified)

November 1, 2012 - 10:53am

you rock fantastic release


October 31, 2012 - 12:20pm

awesomeness x2!!