Nuke for VR

Nuke for VR

Please note: This is a 2 week / 4 class meetings workshop.

VR post-production using Nuke’s Cara VR toolset

Shooting VR is a lot of fun. Stitching it together in post looks absolutely nothing like the smiling artist pictured on the product brochure. As countless productions discovered over this last year, parallax disparity, unsynchronized shutters, varying lens specifications and non-rigid rigging make post-production of VR a budget-exploding nightmare. And that’s just for the lucky souls who decided not to shoot in stereo…

In the midst of all this pain the problem-solvers in the industry have invariably turned to one secret weapon: Cara VR, Foundry’s VR plug-in for their flagship compositor Nuke. Cara includes full 3D solving of the camera rig which then informs the optical flow toolset for warping pixels into place. It’s custom toolset specifically addresses a host of woes, including misaligned horizons, uneven exposure, parallax distortion, stabilization, painting out of rigging, incorporation of CG and motion graphics, and yes, even the creation of stereoscopic VR.

The course will be taught by VFX artist Damian Allen who has spent countless painful hours learning how to fix the various issues that arise in this nascent field (and how to explain to clients that their post production budget will mushroom to four times what it cost to shoot the project in the first place).

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Nuke is a strong advantage, but not required. We also recommend a VR headset accommodating your smart phone for previewing purposes (Studio Arts has some Google Cardboard headsets available if you don't have your own).

To sign up for this class, email with the name of the class and your contact information.

ETP Students: Also complete & attach this form (PDF)
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(Note: classes include both lecture and instructed lab)
Evening Class: Instructed Lab 6:15pm-7pm, Lecture 7pm-10pm

Damian Allen
Price: $750.00
Mon & Wed 7-10pm 9/11-20
SKU: NU 350