Archive for 'Nuke'


Creating the Bear VFX for ‘The Revenant’

While “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” enters the Academy’s VFX bake-off on Saturday as the obvious frontrunner, everyone wants to know how ILM did the harrowing bear attack in “The Revenant.” Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse from VFX production supervisor Richard McBride. “What was interesting, thinking back to the early discussions with [director] Alejandro […]

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The Foundry release Nuke 9 Studio

eading creative software developer, The Foundry, today unveiled NUKE 9, the biggest ever shake up of its NUKE technology, including the brand new addition of NUKE STUDIO. The offering brings powerful node-based VFX, Editorial and Finishing into a new single studio application, as well as provides core upgrades to the advanced compositing workflows of NUKE […]

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Foundry Resellers Training

Matt Leonard (Head of Training) at spherevfx was delighted to have helped The Foundry train many of their international resellers from across Europe, North American and the Far East. The week long training course covered a wide range of products by The Foundry and Matt focused on Nuke 8, while another member of the CS […]

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The Foundry announces open beta for Nuke Studio

The Foundry has announced the availability of the open beta for Nuke (9) Studio, NukeX and Nuke for current customer. Nuke Studio Soft effects Soft Effects are GPU accelerated effects which can be added and manipulated directly in the timeline to perform common tasks in real-time. Soft effects appear as a layer above shots on […]

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Nuke training for Jam Media (Belfast)

spherevfx was pleased to have trained over a dozen artist at Jam Media (Belfast, Northern Ireland) in The Foundry’s Nuke. Jam Media specialises in 2D and 3D broadcast animations including ‘Roy’, ‘Funky Fables’, ‘Picme’, and most recently ‘Tilly and Friends’. During the course we focused firstly on moving from Adobe After Effects to Nuke, and […]

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Intermediate Nuke training for Dublin VFX Artist

spherevfx was delighted to have provided training for 17 Dublin based VFX artist. During the course we covered a number of subjects including: Custom Effects (Edge Blur, Light Wrap, Defocus, Chromic Aberration, Unsharpen Mask, Heat Distortion) Photo accurate Pan and Tile setup Deep Compositing Colour (Science, Management, Gamma, LUT’s, and OpenColorIO) Morphing and Warping Coverage […]

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Nuke training for Windmill Lane, Dublin.

spherevfx was pleased to have trained artist from Dublin’s premiere visual effects house, Windmill Lane. Over the course of the training we covered: Integrating Elements Colour Pipeline Concatenation and Filtering Layers and Channels 2D Tracking Workflow Plate Cleanup Working with Multiple Keyers Lens Distortion Workflow 3D Matte Painting Techniques Windmill Lane was established in 2010. […]

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Chaos Group’s V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s Mode, Nuke and Katana

In response to artist and designer demands, Chaos Group and The Foundry have announced that V-Ray will be available for a number of The Foundry’s creative software solutions. The two companies have been working together on the development of V-Ray for three of The Foundry products: V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for […]

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Nuke training for Piranha Bar, Ireland

spherevfx was delighted to have trained nearly a dozen artist from Piranha Bar, a Production Studio and a full service Post Facility based in Dublin, Ireland. Over the course of the training we covered areas including: Nukes Layer and Channels System Groups, Gizmo’s and Precomps Concatenation and Filtering Correct use of Premultiplied images 2D Tracking […]

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