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Written Tutorials

Welcome to the written tutorials!


If you’ve gone through the Getting Started section and had a look at the Nuke User Guide - which we highly recommend - you already know something about Nuke. These tutorials show how to pull everything together through a series of practical examples.

You can also go through these tutorials using the Nuke Personal Learning Edition (PLE), but some features used in the tutorials may be disabled in the PLE version. For more information about the PLE version, see About the Personal Learning Edition.


The Projects

Installing the Project Files

Compositing Basics

Starting Nuke

Using the Toolbar

Using the Menus

Customizing Your Layout

Saving Files and File Backup

Setting Up the Project

Working with Nodes

Importing Image Sequences

Navigating Inside the Windows

Working with Viewers

Reformatting Images

Using Proxies and “Down-res”

Compositing Images

Color-Correcting Images

Masking Effects

Creating Flipbook Previews


2D Point Tracking

One-Point, Two-Point, Three-Point, Four

Open the Tutorial Project File

Tracking a Single Feature

Tracking Obscured Features

Stabilizing Elements

Matchmoving Elements


Keying and Mattes

Open the Tutorial Project File

Keying with Primatte

Image-based Keying


Keying Video


3D Integration

The Basic 3D System

Open the Tutorial Project File

Setting Up a 3D System

Making a Scene

Merging and Constraining Objects

Animating a Scene

Working with Geometry

Lighting and Surface Properties