• Tuesday , 12 December 2017

Natron 101: A pratical guide to node-based compositing

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Get in to node based compositing with this guide on the basics.

You can download the files to follow along:

The tutorial is split in to multiple parts, as outlined below:

01:27 – Interface
02:34 – Importing Footage
09:56 – Basic Compositing
23:05 – Color Correction & Simple Effects

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  1. GamingSepa
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Like and subbed, only 11 minutes in and it's a good one 🙂

  2. Yoshiro Poh
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Sorry for asking on such a old post, but how do you try to synchronize the completed video with maybe a music you are trying to make with?

    I know Natron doesn't support audio, so I have another software that allows me to place in music track. But I just wish to know your advice/workflow on trying to create a video that kinds of synchronize with the music tempo or something like that….

    Like supposedly after 5 sec a video will pop in and another 2 sec later, it will dissolve away, popping another video in and so and so forth.

  3. Wire Inet
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Thank you for video! Very powerfull Compositing tools!

  4. Exploshi
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    nice! Forgot about this program lol

  5. collectoroffrance
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Very good tutorial. Hope to see more.


  6. Rémi Nguyen
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Hello, Does anybody know the differences between Natron and Fusion 8, apart from the open-source status?

  7. Martin Constable
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    An excellent project! Really want this to go far.

  8. Paranoid Factoid
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Quick question: Blender has a node compositor too. If you're generating passes with blender is there a reason why one might want to choose Natron over the internal compositor in Blender?

  9. Maximo
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Excellent tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  10. stradastudio
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Excellent tutorial, Thanks for posting.

  11. Juan Carlos Gutiérrez
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    This video is so slow.

  12. slow_ pulse_boy
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Excellent tutorial!

  13. Andy Brunton
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Great wee tutorial, thank you!

  14. enigma
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Whenever I try to render I get this warning:

    "You are trying to render the frame range [1 – 250] but you did not specify any hash ('#') character(s) or printf-like format ('%d') for the padding. This will result in the same image being overwritten multiple times.Would you like to continue?"

    How to deal with it?

  15. Hakeicjwieo2jeirh idliheixhaodk2kfudwje
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Hello i am a big noob in Natron can you show us how to make flat Youtube Intros like this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyAYxlHwyaA Thanks

  16. BluPringlez
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    I didn't watch the whole video, but, how can I listen to the audio? I didn't saw any tutorial about that

  17. PiecePaper
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Play it on 2x Speed

  18. Armor Lebihan
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Realy nice, I just discover this amazing software 10 mn ago. Very interresting in creative workflow with gnu license software.

    Just a small question does it possible to swap camera data from BLNDER > NATRON > BLENDER ?

  19. Kenji Gunawan
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Thanks to Natron I can make it as a Premiere Pro.

  20. Vic Yu
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11


  21. kschiavo
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    What's this screen recording software? I love it! And greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat tutorial! Congrats

  22. jeff o erson
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Thanks a lot. Since I have seen the node compositing softwares I want a good intro like that. You did it, I have understood and break the first wall.

  23. Nedgardo Otero
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    mirror the nuke

  24. TheDiveO
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    A useful tutorial, thank you for creating it! A minor thing I noticed is that you are zooming in and out all the time in the node pane, also dragging it around. This creates unrest that distracts from the point you are bringing across; it's a little bit like waving one's hands too much in a presentation I think.

  25. Tim McKinney
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Our Production studio uses this software along with Fusion from Blackmagic.
    It is great for those just learning, and we use it for new compositors.

  26. Bruno de Oliveira
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Good tutorial, but it's boring, my tip is next time, show the final result before, then explain how to get it. Also you keep rounding into little things and repeating yourself a lot.

  27. xEL DUROx
    July 8, 2017 at 18:11

    Very interesting, this is a nice tutorial. Is simple but very well explained, especially since is the first time I see Natron.

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