Live Action & CG 4 - Ultimate Guide to Compositing with NUKEX & Maya

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.

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.
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.

User Comments

Bern (not verified)

August 7, 2013 - 4:12am

Is the creature animated, because in my scene it does not move?




June 4, 2013 - 11:12am

Will Nuke PLE work with the tutorial video? Or very specific to NukeX?

Anonymous (not verified)

January 6, 2013 - 5:48am

Awesome release from Eat3d. Thank you sir Matt Skonicki for his effort! A must collecting stuff!

sarang (not verified)

December 30, 2012 - 4:56am

This sets up a new benchmark in teaching compositing in Nuke. One of the best out there. Looking forward to the 5th installment. Great work Matt. Any plans of releasing it soon ?

Raven (not verified)

December 14, 2012 - 12:09pm

Great stuff, but I'm not seeing the section about setting up the render Elements. There is a reference to it in section 23 (setting up render layers) but I cannot find it anywhere.

Am I missing something?

Mansor (not verified)

November 20, 2012 - 11:26pm

Is this DVD good for beginners?

Anonymous (not verified)

November 19, 2012 - 7:37am



November 2, 2012 - 7:01pm


We may add subtitles to these titles in the future.

Anonymous (not verified)

November 2, 2012 - 6:58pm

why no subs anymore?
they were very useful...


October 31, 2012 - 12:25pm

yessss! one more to the collection!