The Foundry unveiled Nuke 9, the biggest-ever shake-up of its Nuke compositing technology, including the addition of Nuke Studio.
The offering brings powerful node-based visual effects, editorial and finishing into a new single-studio application, as well as provides core upgrades to the advanced compositing workflows of Nuke and NukeX.
Nuke Studio empowers creative individuals working independently, as well as collaborative teams working on quick-turnaround projects, in a way that’s previously never been possible. Users can run a whole project from a single desktop, even while sitting with a client, and use Nuke Studio’s collaborative controls to share work with a wider team and manage this from a central integrated location.
Nuke 9 brings performance and feature updates to the compositing system. These include a native flipbook tool for Nuke and NukeX; performance improvements that cover overall Nuke performance, particularly the EXR reader, Deep EXR reader, particle system and Scanline renderer; enhanced 2D format support; and cutting edge retiming updates.
NukeX and Nuke Studio also include an overhaul to the Planar Tracker, to include a new region tracking algorithm; and updates to the vector generator, motion blur and KRONOS tools, with the addition of a motion estimation algorithm based on OCULA technology.
Nuke 9 will be available by the end of November. The full pricing range can be found at www.thefoundry.co.uk/nuke/pricingandlicensing.