Nick Deboar

Nick Deboar

Nick Deboar has been working in the animation and VFX industry for over 13 years, specializing in Lighting and Surfacing. He just wrapped as a Senior Lighter with Rising Sun Pictures in Australia having previously worked for top studios around the world including Aardmen Animation and Animal Logic.

Nick's recent film credits include Xmen: Apocalypse, Game of Thrones, The Lego Movie, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet 2 and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

He specializes in Lighting, Look Development, Compositing and pipeline development.

In his spare time he writes Arnold Shaders, Nuke Gizmos, takes photos and occasionally finds the time to direct his own work.

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Lighting and Shading with Arnold for Maya
with Nick Deboar

This course will cover all the major elements of Arnold including render settings, lights and shaders.
workshop-level-f F
5 Weeks 5 WEEKLY UNITS (starts: Oct. 15) (Sold Out) (teaching now) (starts: T.B.A.) (coming soon)

Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists
with Nick Deboar

This is the perfect course for anyone who produces or works with 3D renders.
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks 8 WEEKLY UNITS (starts: Oct. 15) (Sold Out) (teaching now) (starts: T.B.A.) (coming soon)
  • “ The course left me with an overall impression of how Nuke thinks and how to keep it happy. I've already seen great improvements in my own projects because of Nuke and Nick's course. ”
  • “ Nick did a great job of breaking down these subjects into very clear and understandable examples. The presentations were easy to follow and, as a result, I had the time and motivation to go a little bit beyond the lesson and experiment with all of the various nodes and techniques ”