We spend a lot of time and effort trying to make our perfect CG renders look a little less perfect.
Chromatic aberration is one of those tricks that every compositor has to pull out at some point, and it is also the perfect effect to use as a demonstration of the differences between the way After Effects and Nuke work.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to achieve this effect in both After Effects and Nuke, and I will attempt to make a very strong case as to why Nuke is a better program for doing look-development and compositing.
As I mention in the video, you can download a 15-day free trial of Nuke here:
If you really dig working in Nuke and need more time than just 15 days you can download a Personal Learning Edition (PLE) of it from the Foundry. The PLE does have some restrictions, but it’s still a well featured version of Nuke that is good for a year from the build date. You can find that here:
I also mention the e-book I am currently working on. The e-book will be a very in-depth step-by-step guide to building your own Motion Graphics Freelance career. My goal is to explain precisely how to get clients, make them happy, build a brand, and make six-figures. I will be giving away free business tips and other goodies to members of the School of Motion mailing list, so make sure you sign up!
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