Nuke Fundamentals Training Course


Imparted by Carlos Lara.
Start date: 28/01/2019.
Category: Visual effects.
Type of course: Official CardanFX certificate
Duration: 12 months.

$ 248 USD x month

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November 23 2020

$ 248 USD x month


30 dias


Nuke is without a doubt the best compositing application ever created, it has been used for a lot of
different movies in the VFX industry and it has proved that there is not another tool capable of doing
nuke can do.If you’re serious about learning compositing for visual effects in movies, commercials or
games you are in the right place.

This program covers everything you need to know about how nuke works and
how you can use it efficiently so that you can become a better compositor.This training is devoted to
first-time users and also to professionals already using the application that for some reason need a
understanding of the process of compositing images with nuke.

At the end of the course you will have a complete understanding of how this powerful program works and
to manipulate images correctly inside the application.If you want to read a little bit more about the
programs please check the structure of the course.

You must have a legal copy of the software to take this course.

All your information will remain confidential, it will never be shared with anyone. It will be used
only to
support your application by giving us an idea of what your aptitudes are.


  • Total satisfaction guarantee of 30 days.
  • Access to video on demand classes.
  • Sessions and live classes on demand.
  • Downloading classes and documentation.
  • Objects so you can make your own Projects.
  • Project Review
  • Evaluation
  • Cardan Official International Certificate
    (Diploma Master Compositing VFX).
  • Introductory course to Photoshop “FREE” with immediate access
    * (Only for this season).

The best Tools,
The best Preparation.


  • Have a basic control of Windows or Mac OSx at the user level.
  • Previous programming knowledge is a plus, although we started from scratch.
  • Minimum time of 20 hours a week to complete tasks and projects
  • Desires to study.
  • Previous Knowledge of Nuke, After Effects or Photoshoo is a plus.
    (For course promotion Introduction to Photoshop is free with this program).

Minimum Technical Requirements:

  • Desktop PC / Laptop PC or Mac.
  • Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later.
  • Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
  • Dedicated Video Card. We recommend NVIDIA GeForce GTX Series or AMD Radeon HD.
  • 8 GB of RAM (Recommended 16 or more).

    The Program

    Session 1:In this course we will start by talking about the interface and how we can navigate inside the application. After that we will learn the navigation methods that we can utilize inside nuke so you can manipulate all the tools within the program.►Session 2:After you know how to manipulate the workspace inside nuke, we will teach you the difference between working with layers and nodes. Working with nodes is a more efficient and versatile way of compositing because we have the power to manipulate every single aspect of our images.►Session 3:

    The next chapter is going to be all about the viewers and every single aspect of the power of manipulating channels inside nuke. With this obligation we have the opportunity to create custom layers of data that we can use in conjunction with other objects in our compositions. Learning how to use the viewport is really important because that’s where everything happens visually and if we have a complete idea of how we can get access to all these powerful tools the compositing process will be a lot easier.

    Session 4:

    The next part of our training will be about transforming operations, reformatting elements, resolution, the bounding box and some other operations that will allow you to place your images correctly.

    ►Session 5:

    Channels is what creates our digital images, that is why we have a complete chapter dedicated to understand how channels in nuke work and the ability to use channel sets. You will learn how to create channels, how to call them, trace, rename, remove and swap. After this chapter you will have a clear understanding of how channels are used to create better compositions.

    ►Session 6:

    A composition is not a composition if we don’t use the right tools to create a seamless image. In this chapter we will take a look at all the different methods of merging images together inside nuke. Merge operations are something really important because they allow you to fuse pixels with very specific results.
    In this chapter you also are going to learn how to generate contact sheets and how to use them. At the end of this chapter you will have a strong foundation about managing images together with great results.

    ►Session 7:

    Color correction is a must if you are pursuing the visual effects career. Color correction inside nuke is pretty easy if you know how to manipulate the right tools. In this chapter you will learn how to use histograms, how to sample white and black points (highlights and shadows), how to make a basic color correction and how to use different types of tools including hue, saturation, values and masks. The final part of this session will teach you how to apply some effects like grain and all other realistic optical details.
    By the end of this chapter you will have the power of color correct, a complete foundation about applying mathematical operations to channels and color space.

    ►Session 8:

    The last session in this training is about applying transformations in 2 1/2 dimensions. You will learn how to use the card3d node, specify order operations, choose a filter algorithm and use 3-D handles so that you can manipulate objects in 3-D space.
    At the end of this chapter you will know the importance of using motion blur within your compositions to achieve a more realistic feeling.

    ►Session 9:

    Tracking and stabilizing is imperative if you are trying to place a 3D object as part of your composition or if you simply want to change a logo from a billboard on a moving plate. In this session you are going to use the 2-D tracking system inside nuke and at the end of this session you will know how to activate track anchors, how to position track anchors and how to calculate, edit and retrack a portion of a track.

    ►Session 10:

    This session is all about the keying with the prematte node. With a practical example you will learn how to auto compute parameters to get a basic removal of unwanted areas and select, clean and ad noise to the background or foreground manually.

    ►Session 11:

    This session of our training is all about previewing and rendering. At the end of this chapter you will have a strong foundation about render resolution, formats, outputs and how to generate sequences of images using different methods to properly name and arrange your sequences.

Next stop



Channels,LUT’s, color space.

Form, color, texture and perspective

The creative process of compositing

Basic VFX and compositing terminology


Navigation techniques


Basic concepts of compositing

Image manipulation

Render of CG Images

Compositing workflow


• You will have the experience of collaborating in productions with cinema quality and in a
system of
Intensive development and specialized work flow.

• Become a certified composer of solution solutions at the highest levels
High and demanding of the pipeline.

Employment assistance

• We will support you in the construction of a Demo-Reel with quality to show proudly to your future employers.

• You will be certified as a Visual Effects Artist with a specialty in Composition Advanced in visual effects with Nuke.