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Advanced Compositing with NukeX and Nuke Studio

These pages explain in detail key feature of NukeX and Nuke Studio. For more information on the differences between the various applications, see Nuke Products. These are the topics covered:

VectorGenerator, Kronos, and MotionBlur - VectorGenerator, Kronos, and MotionBlur use Foundry’s advanced motion estimation technology to produce images containing motion vector fields, slow down or speed up footage, and add motion blur. For more information, see Retiming and Motion Blur.

LensDistortion - The LensDistortion node gives you multiple ways to analyze image sequences and lens grids, resulting in a lens model and the ability to warp and un-warp in order to compensate for lens distortion. For more information, see Working with Lens Distortion.

PlanarTracker - The PlanarTracker is a powerful tool for tracking surfaces that lie on a plane in your source footage. You can use your tracking results to replace the tracked plane with another image for instance. For more information, see Tracking with PlanarTracker.

CameraTracker - With the fully integrated 3D CameraTracker node, you can do you own camera solves and create reference geometry and cards positioned at tracked points in the 3D scene. For more information, see Camera Tracking.

MatchGrade - The MatchGrade node allows you to automatically calculate a grade to match the colors in the Source input to the colors in the Target input. For more information, see Using MatchGrade.

Smart Vector Toolset - The Smart Vector Toolset allows you to work on one frame in a sequence and then use motion vector information to accurately propagate work throughout the rest of the sequence. For more information, see Using the Smart Vector Toolset.

DepthGenerator - The DepthGenerator node provides a method to produce a per-frame Z-depth map from the input 2D footage. It additionally requires a camera solve which can be obtained using the CameraTracker node. For more information, see Generating Depth Maps.

PointCloudGenerator - You can create dense point clouds from your footage using the PointCloudGenerator and CameraTracker. For more information, see Creating Dense Point Clouds.

PoissonMesh - With the PoissonMesh node, you can use a dense point cloud to create a 3D mesh from your 2D footage. For more information, see Using the PoissonMesh Node.

ModelBuilder - ModelBuilder provides an easy way to create 3D models for a 2D shot, given a tracked camera. You can build a model by creating shapes and then editing them, and align models over your 2D footage by dragging vertices to their corresponding 2D location. For more information, see Using ModelBuilder.

Particles - The Particle node set is a solution for creating particles in a 3D environment. You can use the Particle nodes for emitting, manipulating and displaying limitless types of particles in your 3D scene. For more information, see Creating 3D Particles.

PrmanRender - PrmanRender is a render node that works together with Pixar’s PhotoRealistic RenderMan® Pro Server software to give you an even better quality render result. PrmanRender is an alternative to the ScanlineRender node for rendering 3D scenes, and it gives you control over features such as shadows, reflections, refractions and depth-of-field. For more information, see PrmanRender .

FurnaceCore - This plug-in bundle consists of Foundry’s best Furnace tools, including regraining, rig-removal, and more. For more information, see Using F_DeFlicker2, Using F_ReGrain, Using F_WireRemoval Using F_Align, Using F_RigRemoval, and Using F_Steadiness.

Note:  The following FurnaceCore nodes have been replaced by other nodes and can no longer be found in the FurnaceCore menu:
F_DeGrain and F_Denoise were replaced by Denoise (Filter > Denoise) in Nuke 6.3.
F_Kronos was replaced by Kronos (Time > Kronos) in Nuke 7.0.
F_MotionBlur was replaced by MotionBlur (Filter > MotionBlur) in Nuke 7.0.
F_VectorGenerator was replaced by VectorGenerator (Time > VectorGenerator) in Nuke 7.0.

BlinkScript - The BlinkScript node runs Foundry's Blink framework enabling you to write your code once and run it on any supported device. For more information, see Using the BlinkScript Node.