View Full Version : Where to start

08 August 2010, 06:50 AM

Sorry, but my English sucks. Hope you understand anyway.

I'm new to Nuke. Downloaded it yesterday, and so far it seems to be a very good solution for my needs, as a hobbyist. But I just don't know where to start.
Let me start to say, that I'm not a huge fan of buying expensive online-training. A lot of times You just don't know what you get, even if you pay like 500$ for a solution and crucial learning steps might not even be covered by some of the online instructors. It's just my general opinion and not Nuke specific. What I don't think is waste of time, is to read the free manual from the Foundry and other free academical resources, and just take the time to get a solid understanding about the techniques and principles in Nuke. My questions for you guys is, where to start. Which topics might be the best to start with?

I have read some about the basics( UI, compositing, tracking etc. but it's really on a theoretical level ). But what might be the best way to start my Nuke learning-path(next after reading the whole manual off cause) on a practical level? I have thought about starting to learn more about the python scripts in Nuke. I'm not complete unfamiliar with python and I once in a while use HOM(API in houdini).
What do You think is the right choice I can make to get a solid understanding in Nuke?

Thank's in advance.

- Theis

08 August 2010, 04:25 PM

08 August 2010, 07:19 PM
thanks. looks like a very interesting site :thumbsup:

08 August 2010, 09:10 PM
The Foundry provides LOADS of very nice video tutorials on a lot of topics for free:

They also come with the assets to go through what is shown. Topics range from Basic Workflows, over Python scripting to Keylight Keyer usage.

On the official page you'll also find the Masterclass videos wich offer a lot of insight.

And last but not least there is an fxphd series called "Guide to Nuke" on The Foundry's homepage:

There's more than 50 Video Tutorials that should keep you busy for a while :)


08 August 2010, 04:42 AM
Thanks dude. Really awesome to see they provide a series from fxphd. They have a great reputation, so I'll start with that :buttrock: I also think this will keep me busy for a while :thumbsup:

Thank you!

08 August 2010, 11:37 PM
check out they have got tons of tutorials, is also a very good training site

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