Foundry, the leading creative media and entertainment software company, has just announced the release and immediate availability of Nuke Indie, an accessible version of Nuke Studio for eligible solo artists. Nuke Indie is the newest member of the Nuke product family. Combining NukeX's industry-leading node-based compositing toolset with Nuke Studio's compliance, editing, and review capabilities, it is a powerful and important tool for artists who want to create high-quality visual effects. The software costs USD 499 / GBP 399 / EUR 449 per year.
Nuke Indie launches the latest version of the Nuke family – Nuke 12.2. This version builds on the themes of previous versions of Nuke 12, with a focus on optimizing data flow in Comp and expanding the review workflow in Nuke Studio and Hiero. Nuke 12.2 includes updates for pipelines, teams, and individuals, making it easier for teams that work remotely, flexibility, and collaboration.
Nuke 12.2 highlights include:
- USD Ingest Support. The Nuke ReadGeo node now supports reading the geometry contained in USD data. ReadGeo enhancements will be open source enhancements so studios can adapt the node to their USD workflows.
- Introduction of SyncReview. Multiple users can run joint review sessions in Nuke Studio, Hiero, and HieroPlayer. While this first implementation is being released as a beta feature, SyncReview already offers valuable features for teams working together remotely. In addition to SyncReview, Hiero's Python API has been expanded to allow for even greater customization and flexibility.
- Support for RLM license roaming. Users can check out floating licenses for offline use for up to 30 days – ideal if you take Nuke on the set or if artists work remotely.
Christy Anzelmo, Director Product – Compositing & Finishing, Foundry, explains: “Our goal with Nuke Indie is to strengthen Nuke's user base and improve the skills of artists across the VFX industry. Nuke Indie brings the Nuke family within the reach of a whole new art segment, from freelance VFX generalists to independent composers. Nuke Indie is a highly anticipated offer and we understand the need to make Nuke more accessible to solo artists who want to use the industry leading compositing toolset for professional projects. We are pleased that artists around the world are improving their art with Nuke Indie. "
The full list of Nuke Indie's features and limitations can be found here Here.
Nuke Indie can only be purchased as an annual subscription via the foundry website.
To learn more about Nuke 12.2, visit Nuke published page.
Dan Sarto is the editor and editor-in-chief of Animation World Network.