London - Visual effects software developer, The Foundry, has released compositing applications Nuke and NukeX 6.0. The Foundry’s research team has evolved Nuke to meet the latest creative and workflow needs.
Nuke 6.0 incorporates a new shape rotoscope and paint tool set based on a rewritten core curve library and new RotoPaint node. This release introduces a flexible, non-destructive, layer-based paint hierarchy integrated with Nuke’s animation and tracking capabilities and supporting per-object attributes, such as blending modes and motion blur. As an additional benefit, The Foundry’s Keylight keyer is now a standard feature included with Nuke 6.0.
NukeX 6.0 extends the range of tools usually found in the compositing environment adding an integrated 3D camera tracker, automated and manual lens distortion tools, FurnaceCore re-engineered set of Furnace plug-ins, and a DepthGenerator plug-in.
Offering VFX users two different Nuke products enables facilities of all sizes to implement a Nuke solution to fit a range of artist and customer needs, says a company representative. Nuke and NukeX are script compatible, with Nuke capable of viewing and rendering nodes created using the extended NukeX tool set.