Foundry introduces accessible version of Nuke for solo artists

Foundry introduces accessible version of Nuke for solo artists

London, 21 July 2020Foundry, the leading developer of creative software for the media and entertainment industries, today announces the release of Nuke Indie – the latest addition to the Nuke family of products, an accessible version of Nuke Studio for eligible solo artists.

Nuke Indie combines the industry-leading node-based compositing toolset of NukeX with the conform, editorial and review capabilities in Nuke Studio, making it the ultimate tool for artists wanting to create high-quality visual effects, at an accessible price of $499/£399/EUR 449 per year.

Nuke Indie launches within the latest release of the Nuke family – Nuke 12.2. This release builds on the themes of the prior Nuke 12 releases, with an emphasis on streamlining data flow into comp and extending review workflows in Nuke Studio and Hiero. Nuke 12.2 includes updates for pipelines, teams, and individuals while facilitating flexibility and collaboration for teams working remotely.

HIghlights of Nuke 12.2 include:

USD ingest support. Nuke’s ReadGeo node now supports reading geometry contained in USD data. Extensions to ReadGeo will be open sourced, allowing studios to customise the node to suit their USD workflows.

Introduction of SyncReview. Multiple users can run collaborative review sessions in Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer. While this initial implementation is being released as a beta feature, SyncReview already provides valuable functionality to teams collaborating while working remotely. Alongside SyncReview, Hiero’s Python API has been extended to allow even greater customization and flexibility.

Support for RLM License roaming. Users can ‘check out’ floating licenses for use offline for up to 30 days – great for when taking Nuke on set, or for artists working remotely.

Christy Anzelmo – Foundry

Christy Anzelmo, Director of Product – Compositing & Finishing, Foundry, comments:

“Our goal with Nuke Indie is to strengthen Nuke’s user base and uplift artist skills across the VFX industry. Nuke Indie puts the Nuke family within reach of a whole new segment of artists, from freelance VFX generalists to compositors starting out on their own.

Nuke Indie is a much-anticipated offering and we understand the need to make Nuke more accessible for solo artists looking to use the industry-leading compositing toolset on professional projects. We’re excited to see artists around the globe amplify their artistry with Nuke Indie.”

The full list of features and restrictions of Nuke Indie can be found here.

Nuke Indie is available for purchase as an annual subscription only through the Foundry website.

To learn more about Nuke 12.2 visit the Nuke releases page.

About Nuke

Nuke® is an award-winning node-based compositing toolkit that give artists the power and flexibility to create with confidence. Flexible, efficient and feature packed, this toolset delivers film-grade results fast, which makes it the perfect choice for compositors, lighters and animators after a robust production-proven toolset for compositing, VFX editorial and review.

About Foundry

Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.

Clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas and Google. Foundry partners with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality.

The company’s products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television and commercials. Foundry software was integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows and commercials for more than a decade.

Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with over 300 employees and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia and Europe. In 2019, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.” It regularly features in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.

Source: Foundry

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