Dealing with lens distortion between Blender and Nuke (and Natron, Fusion, etc) just got a lot easier with Blender 2.90! We now have a Nuke lens distortion model you can use!(more…)
I realize after the last few posts I made, this whole process might be a bit confusing, so I wanted to consolidate it all into one video. This is a short demo of the complete workflow to get your lens distortion out of Blender using STmaps, beginning to end.(more…)
Since I’ve been doing all this STmap lens distortion stuff, and trying to make it as easy as possible for other people, why not give away STmap base images in a variety of sizes!(more…)
If you watched my last tutorial on exporting STmaps from Blender to apply your lens distortion in whatever compositing program you are using, I’m happy to share that I have an update that improves the process in every way!(more…)
Part of using Blender in a professional studio pipeline is being able to matchmove your scene and use that exact camera setup in whatever compositing application you’re working in. And that means dealing with the lens distortion.(more…)
Finally, I’ve finished this up and I’m getting it out there! The first Natron tutorial for OpenVisualFX. If you haven’t heard of Natron, it’s an open source compositing program very similar to Nuke. In fact, it’s similar enough that if you know one, you know the other. I wanted to come up with a fun scene with some relatively standard compositing work, the kind of thing an artist at a professional studio is going to be doing all the time, and the TNT television show The Last Ship gave me the perfect opportunity. (more…)
Wow. Sometimes you think something will be easy and automatic, and then reality steps in and yells “Nope!” right in your face. This is one of those common things a compositor runs into almost daily – using a vector pass from a 3D program to add motion blur in post. Using a vector pass speeds up the 3D rendering and lets the compositor make adjustments to the motion blur without having to re-render any 3D elements.
If you’re going to use Blender in a professional environment, especially to compliment your work as a compositor (as I do), then moving your 3D scene from Blender and into The Foundry’s Nuke is more or less a necessity at some point. Thankfully, this has gotten much easier than it used to be. (more…)