Already in July AWN reported The leading creative media and entertainment software company, Foundry, released Nuke Indie, an accessible version of Nuke Studio for eligible solo artists. Nuke Indie was the latest addition to the Nuke family of products, combining NukeX's industry-leading node-based compositing toolset with Nuke Studio's compliance, editing, and review capabilities, making it a powerful and essential tool for artists creating high quality products want visual effects.
Nuke Indie was introduced as part of the Nuke family – Nuke 12.2. Building on the themes of previous Nuke 12 releases with an emphasis on streamlining the flow of data in Comp and expanding the review workflows in Nuke Studio and Hiero, Nuke 12.2 included updates for pipelines, teams and individuals, while facilitating flexibility and collaboration for teams working remotely work.
Now Foundry has released Nuke Indie 12.2v3, which introduces support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs and makes the program compatible with all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio. Additionally, third-party OFX plug-ins are now enabled in Nuke Indie, and Foundry is working with developers of popular commercial NDK-based plug-ins to enable their support in a future release.
"Our goal with Nuke Indie is to strengthen the Nuke user base and improve the skills of artists in the VFX industry," commented Christy Anzelmo, Director of Product Compositing & Finishing at Foundke, at the time of Nuke Indie's initial release . “Nuke Indie brings the Nuke family within the reach of a whole new segment of artists, from freelance VFX generalists to stand-alone composers. Nuke Indie is a highly anticipated offering, and we understand the need to make Nuke more accessible to solo artists looking to use the industry-leading compositing toolset for professional projects. We're excited to see artists around the world improving their art with Nuke Indie. "
Nuke Indie is priced at $ 499 / £ 399 / EUR 449 per year. You can find detailed information on updates and functions on the Nuke Indie website.