Ben's Comp Newsletter: Issue 067
This week's newsletter is filled with subscribers' creations, and their suggestions to solve specific problems.
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I'm a huge advocate of learning programming as an artist to aid in working smart, and not hard. However, sometimes, even programming something simple such as adding new gizmos to a menu in Nuke can become a little tedious when done too many times.
Max Van Leeuwen encountered this frustration in 2017, and created a Python script which automatically adds Gizmos, Nuke Scripts, Plugins, and other Python Scripts (including any associated icons) to any menu inside Nuke, mirroring your newly-installed NukeShared repository's directory structure. It's certainly a worthy time-saver to add to your toolkit!
Thanks to Henry Wilkinson for the suggestion!
Florian Lorber recently reached out to share his gizmo, fl_VirtualLens, which aims to emulate all the different phenomena that can appear when light passes through a lens. It's great for matching all those weird aberrations in your plate, or adding that extra 5% of polish at the end of a full-CG shot.
Radial UV map practical applications.
In this brief tutorial from Zhongyan Dai, you'll learn how to create radial distortion using a custom UV Map. He also provides an example Nuke script, which dives into how you can easily animate & add visual complexity to said distortion with some simple masks, noise patterns & iDistorts.
Thanks for reaching out and sharing, Zhongyan!
Captain Disillusion's channel started on YouTube 12 years ago, aiming to debunk fake viral videos. In his most recent series of videos titled CD /, he's been diving into topics surrounding capturing, displaying & manipulating images.
While the information is likely nothing new to a VFX artist, his videos are so well-polished and entertaining that it's totally worth your time to check out.
Cheers to Myong Choi for the tip!
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