Foundry - Nuke
Foundry's industry-leading Nuke® range offers cutting-edge toolkits covering node-based compositing, editorial and finishing across solutions that deliver unparalleled speed, functionality and collaboration possibilities. Nuke is also expandable with Foundry plug-ins and applications like Cara VR™, Ocula® and Furnace.
Whether you're a single shot compositor or working across projects end to end, you can find all the tools you need to get the job done fast, without quality compromise, in Nuke Studio®, NukeX® or Nuke.
Which Nuke is right for me?
Nuke is an award-winning node-based compositor, that provides state-of-the-art tools designed to streamline day-to-day workflows and help achieve highest quality results in less time.
NukeX combines the core functionality of Nuke with an out-of-the-box toolkit of advanced 2D and 3D features, reducing the need to round-trip to other applications.
Nuke Studio is a complete VFX, editorial and finishing studio for both creative individuals working end to end and collaborative teams engaged on quick-turnaround projects.
New in Nuke 11.3The latest release Nuke 11.3 comes with new features and improvements. For a complete list, see the release notes here (PDF).
Expanded Live Groups
New functionality offers greater control when managing Live Groups, especially for larger teams and more complex pipelines. Overrides now allow users to maintain user knob values when versioning up a Live Group. New locking functionality introduces an editable and non-editable state in place of the previous “make local” workflow, providing more nuanced control when changes are made. Both of these features introduce new UI indications and additional Python hooks for integration.
Selection modes, bounding box and channel UI updates
Nuke 11.3 brings updates to the UI for bounding box size and channel count which make it easy to see the state of these common performance bottlenecks at a glance. New selection modes give artists more options for selecting areas of objects in 2D and 3D views.
Particle simulation performance improvements
NukeX’s particle system has been optimized to produce up to 6x faster particle simulations and 4x faster playback of particles in the viewer. In our tests, improvements are seen at any scale, with more improvement in simulations with a higher number of particles. For custom particle plug-in developers, while existing code will still compile, you can take advantage of new APIs to benefit from similar performance gains. See the documentation for full details.
New Vector Corner Pin for Smart Vector workflow
A new VectorCornerPin node has been added to the Smart Vector toolset in NukeX. This node uses Smart Vectors to warp a corner-pinned image between keyframes. The user can set keyframes using ‘to’ and ‘from’ knobs, just like in the CornerPin node, but between keyframes the source image will move according to the additional Smart Vector input. This allows users a high level of control to constrain elements in a specific location, while still utilising the power of Smart Vectors to drive the underlying distortion of an element. Using the Vector Corner Pin can reduce the need to create multiple VectorDistort nodes with different reference frames and mix between them.
Nuke’s extensive node-based compositing toolset gives you the power you need to tackle your projects with confidence. Nuke includes all of the 2D compositing tools you’d expect, together with a full 3D system, plus tools for stereoscopic film and deep image compositing built right in.
Nuke’s unparalleled flexibility, customisability and collaborative workflows help you and your team get the highest quality results—fast. This award-winning toolset is the core that the Nuke range is built on.
- Highest quality results
Used by many of the best VFX houses in the industry on the biggest blockbuster movies, Nuke makes producing pixel perfect, film-grade results both painless and creatively satisfying.
- Complete compositing toolkit
Nuke’s advanced node-based compositing toolset includes over 200 different nodes, plus a true 3D system, deep compositing tools and support for stereoscopic workflows in the base application.
- Speed and efficiency
Work quickly and interactively with Nuke’s cutting-edge toolkits, GPU acceleration and fluid workflows. Everything you need to get the job done fast is built in and ready to go.
Nuke’s node graph, resolution-independent processing, and collaborative nature ensure that the scope of work you can handle with Nuke—both technically and creatively—is unmatched.
- Collaborative workflow
Efficient, collaborative workflows lie at the heart of the Nuke range. Whether you're working in a group of artists or running an effects department, Nuke makes teamwork seamless.
- Open and customizable
With major operating system support, low hardware requirements, a Python API and seamless compatibility with other members of the Nuke family, Nuke is a perfect fit for your pipeline.
With NukeX, you get the powerful compositing toolset, the collaborative workflows, and the avenues for customization and pipeline integration of the Nuke core, together with an advanced toolset of 2D and 3D functionality right at your fingertips, reducing the need to round-trip to other packages.
NukeX takes care of the heavy lifting so you can focus on being creative. With less need to pass control back to the 3D team, you can more easily maintain your creative intent, and get the job finished faster.
- Ultimate compositing toolkit
NukeX includes all of Nuke’s industry-leading node-based tools, including a true 3D system, deep compositing tools and support for stereoscopic workflows, so you can tackle any project.
- Less round-tripping with 3D packages
NukeX’s 3D compositing system includes a 3D Camera Tracker, Point Cloud generator, Model Builder, and Lens Distortion tool, all designed to seamlessly integrate into your compositing workflow.
- Cross-team collaboration
With the same collaborative workflows as Nuke—including groups, backdrop nodes, sticky notes and precomps—NukeX lets you easily communicate, share and work together with others.
- Advanced tools for film-grade results
Developed by Foundry's award-winning research team, NukeX offers advanced vector-based workflows for shot clean-up, GPU-accelerated retiming, realistic motion blur, warping, and more.
- Share the workload
Share out important day-to-day compositing tasks with a wider team of artists with two Nuke Assist licences that provide core nodes for performing paint, roto, shot clean-up and rig removal.
- Tailor it to your taste
Like Nuke, NukeX lets you create your own toolkit of common setups and presets to apply across multiple shots or share with other Nuke artists, or write custom tools with the Python API.
About Nuke Studio
A unique and seamless combination of visual effects, editorial timeline and finishing, Nuke Studio lets you composite, conform, edit, color-correct, add effects and playback at 4K. With this end-to-end solution, you can run a whole project from a single desktop, even during client-attended sessions.
As a supervisor or team lead, Nuke Studio’s powerful collaborative controls let you distribute shots, easily manage and review versions, share comments, and make tweaks and adjustments within a single cohesive package.
- Compositing and much more
With the full power of NukeX’s advanced node-based compositing built in, Nuke Studio includes all the tools you need to get the job done, whether you’re working alone or as part of a team.
- Collaborative control
Generate and share Nuke scripts, collaborate with annotations, easily manage versions, and make tweaks any time. With Nuke Studio, handling multiple shots across a team is a breeze.
- Speed and efficiency
Work fast and interactively with Nuke’s cutting-edge toolkits, GPU acceleration and fluid workflows. Everything you need to get the job done fast is built in and ready to go.
- Full online-editing toolkit
With its multi-track editorial timeline, Nuke Studio’s intuitive and familiar editorial tools get the job done fast, whether you’re editing on set, conforming online, or just knocking out quick edits.
- Flexible to the core
At its core, Nuke Studio shares Nuke’s flexibility, with the ability to script your own tools on the timeline, a Python API, and seamless integration with the other members of the Nuke family.
- Power and performance
Built to meet the needs of modern production work, Nuke Studio offers unparalleled levels of power and confidence whether you’re a team with a deadline or alone with a client.
About Nuke Render
Nuke Render license – for anyone rendering Nuke files on additional network nodes.
Foundry – Maintenance
As part of maintenance, you’ll get all new features, bug fixes and updates, through both minor and major releases. In addition, you get exclusive access to both technical support, and to beta programs, where your voice helps to shape the future of our products.