Introduction to Nuke Training Course

Introduction to Nuke Training: Course Description

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Virtually Online Live & On-Site

ThinkB!G’s Introduction to Nuke course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and features to understand the program. The Foundry Nuke provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation, and effects that motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, and film and video professionals need. Nuke is widely used for digital post-production of film and video.

Prerequisites for Attending Introduction to Nuke Training Course:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use Nuke:

Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists

Projects That Use Nuke:

Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Locations for Nuke:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Nuke:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Introduction to Nuke Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Related Training and Certification Courses:

Final Cut Pro X Intro
After Effects CC Advanced
After Effects CC Introduction

Intro to Nuke Training: Course Outline

1. An introduction to node based compositing
Using Nuke and the UI
Basic merge operations
Nulls and no – ops

2. Importing images into Nuke
Nuke and color space
Using the Viewer
Color sampling
Color correction basics
Using the write node to render images
Relative and absolute paths in Nuke

3. Mattes and Roto
Generating mattes and masks
Roto node
Creating includes and excludes
Stencil and Mask vs In and Out
Unders, overs, and how it all works

4. Transforming, moving and animating an image in nuke
Using the curve editor
Dope sheet
Reformat, crop
Motion blur
Transform nodes

5. Green and Blue screens
Understanding how Luma, Primatte and Keylight keyers work
Basic script assembly and layout
Mini project part 1

6. Motion tracking
Pattern and key frame tracking and refining tracks Stabilizing and match moving
Exporting corner pins from the tracker
Mini project part 2.

7. Introducing the 3D system in NUKE
Importing cameras and geometry
Transforms and how to move in and out of 3d space in the same application
Rendering from the Scanline renderer
The start of a new 3D spaceship project.

8. The 3D system continues
Using models and camera from a 3D application in Nuke Creating 2.5D composites in Nuke
Finishing the Spaceship Project.

9. Hands on Project Part 1
Using projections and the model builder in Nuke to create geometry
Frame holds for footage and 3d objects

10. Hands on Project part 2 and more
Exploring the Planar Tracker


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students. To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.


Watch below to learn more about Nuke.This is just an informational video & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our open enrollment schedule. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!