There is a short film thats been underway since January. Alas, my long departures from my own blog have been long. Story, gear prepping, actors, etc. Its been fun but busy and interesting to fit it in to free time outside of work. Over the coming months some VFX specials and workflows will be shown based on the coming short. Excited!
Havent had much time to update in a little bit. Getting ready to do a color session in Nuke, and doc everything from edit to final out FCP > Nuke. Fun times, cant wait to show it off!
A much needed tool in my toolbox now. I’ve started doing full edit grades in Nuke, as it’s faster. Inputting and outputting however? Slow as tar. Use this script to select your offline EDL and your base directory for clips, and it will bring in every clip, retimed to be able to throw out 1-X sequences, or in-edit time based sequences.
As it is now, run the script, splay an AppendClip to all of the Retimes, and your full edit will be in your timeline, if you choose to view it for grade continuity.
Enjoy, and give some feedback, there are a lot of things I’ll be adding over the next few days.
pxEDLReader on Snipplr
Fun news from December, if you happen to roll through Motion Theory or Mirada anytime soon, there will be fun new development for nukeTheory, a proprietary Nuke-based asset management system. If you use it, give me a shout and let me know how you like it. It was fun to write!
More tools coming later today!!
pxStruBlur: so this is one of my favorites. I happen to use this almost every time I have a matte doing anything. pxStruBlur is an all in one blur that can exponentially blur, inversely blur, erode, and normalize extra blur all in the same tool. To get that perfect edge, I used to always use an Exponential Blur, a regular ol’ Blur and an erode before it all. I did this so much that i finally combined it. using this tool is quick for exploring the right falloff you may need. You can push it to crazy extremes, or just dial back to normal, all while in the same property bin. It uses the same methodology as Luma Picture’s ‘Exponential Blur’. Also, if you didnt catch it, I am a huge pun fan, and using StruBlur for a Blur tool made by a guy named Strubler was just too perfect to pass up.
Hey guys. Here’s a ‘draw’ gizmo that is a simple line generator. It’s useful for postvis or idea plotting, or even perspective lines when setting things up. Optional different arrows, options to dash lines or keep that baby solid.
pxTrackerToSyntheyes: This is a simple GUI that acts like a regular export window, except it writes an ascii tracker file that Syntheyes can read. Works for me on single trackers, and will write however many trackers are selected into the one tracker file, so one import in Syntheyes can import limitless trackers. Keeps names and adds optional prefix for distinction. If you hate supervised tracking in Syntheyes, use this.
pxTrackerToSyntheyes on Snipplr
Hey guys. I decided to start uploading some python goodies that I wrote and enjoy using. On of these days, I’ll upload them all as a set, but for now, stay tuned, and all sorts of gizmos and python will find its way here.
pxNukeTunes: This one is a simple one for me. At home, I like using iTunes, and hate having to move my mouse all the way to the top right of my screen to press next. I’d rather have a hot-key while I’m in Nuke.
OS: Mac OSX
pxNukeTunes on Snipplr (follow this link for download)