Level Up! Transitioning From After Effects And Learning Nuke

Learn Nuke the easy way. Made for people who have experience in After Effects or Photoshop! – Free Course

What you’ll learn

  • Easily transition over from After Effects into Nuke, and apply what you already know to a Node based software!
  • Comparing the two interfaces, and learning how to do the basic tasks
  • Learning the differences between the software, and why Node based compositing is superior
  • The basic tools and interface of Nuke
  • The concepts of node based compositing, versus layer based compositing
  • Understand how to structure a composite in Nuke
  • Basic shapes, rotoscoping, and constants
  • Pre-comping in After Effects, versus hierarchy in Nuke
  • Saving out files
  • AE Pik Wip VS. Nuke Transform
  • AE 3d versus Nuke 3d
  • AE Effects panel VS Node Panel


  • Have an understanding of After Effects (this is an After Effects to Nuke course!)
  • Install Nuke (It's FREE for non-commercial use!)


There’s a reason Nuke is the industry standard for visual effects compositing.

This free course is a short training on moving over from After Effects and leveling up to a more powerful and capable software, Nuke.

Nuke is capable of more complex compositing through a visual node-based compositing system.

Why take this course:
-If you’re serious about getting good at compositing, you need to be learning Nuke

-The instructor is a digital compositor who has worked on numerous Hollywood blockbuster films, at the highest level.

You will learn in this After Effects to Nuke Training:
-The difference between node based, and layer based compositing
-The basics of the Nuke interface

-Editing properties, learning about different node types and effects

-Learning basic color correction

-Learn about the timeline, and how to set keyframes and create basic animations

-The difference between after effects “precomp” system, and Nuke’s viewer system

-How to render out of Nuke

There is a small project file associated with this class to follow along with, with a sign up and free download if you want to follow along.

Author(s): Alexander Hanneman

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