– The Foundry has unveiled NUKE 9, the biggest shake-up of its NUKE technology, including the brand-new addition of NUKE Studio.
The offering brings node-based VFX, Editorial and Finishing into a new single studio application, as well as provides core upgrades to the advanced compositing workflows of NUKE and NUKEX. The Foundry showcased NUKE 9 at a live broadcast from London’s historic Leicester Square.
NUKE Studio empowers creative individuals working independently, as well as collaborative teams working on quick-turnaround projects, in a unique way. Users can run a whole project from a single desktop, even while sitting with a client, and use NUKE Studio’s powerful collaborative controls to share work with a wider team and manage this from a central integrated location.
In addition to NUKE Studio, NUKE 9 brings performance and feature updates to the compositing system present across the entire NUKE range. These include a Native Flipbook tool for NUKE and NUKEX; huge performance improvements that cover not only overall NUKE performance but specifically 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 huge updates to the Vector Generator, Motion Blur and KRONOS tools, with the addition of a new motion estimation algorithm based on OCULA technology.
With the expansion of the NUKE range, The Foundry has also introduced two ways for people to get on board with NUKE, creating financially viable options for both professional and non-commercial users: First seat 12-month payment plan and free for non-commercial use license of NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE Studio.
NUKE 9 will be available by the end of November 2014.