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Digital Compositing with Nuke by Lee Lanier

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CHAPTER 1

 

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Nuke Interface

Nuke was designed to create digital visual effects on feature films. As such, it carries a robust set of tools that make high-end postproduction available to professional digital artists, independent filmmakers, students, and hobbyists alike. The core of Nuke’s functionality is a system of connected nodes.

Although node manipulation may seem odd to an artist who has mastered layer-based programs, the efficiency and power of nodes comes to light after a basic knowledge is achieved.

This chapter includes the following critical information:

•   Overview of interface panes and panels

•   Comparison of layer-based ...

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