In this tutorial we’ll see how to create the Shimmer effects in Nuke, recreating the style of Annihilation movie.

Step 1 : Creating a noise and animate to y-axis, Distorted and warped a bit
Step 2 : Using Matrix node to generate normal maps and feeding it in red and green channels
Step 3 : Using distort node we distort our input image based on our animated normal maps
Step 4 : Duplicating the same setup changed the noise size and distort again.
Revealing the FG trees and cows and added coloured using dither node
Step 5 : Adding light warp, Glow and overall bloom

Nuke tutorial Annihilation Style Shimmer effect



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