Foundry demonstrating Nuke v6.3 software2 September 2011
The Foundry is to demonstrate version 6.3 Nuke compositing system software. The upgrade includes a new 3D particle system, planar tracking, presets, audio scratch track and speed improvements, writes Carolyn Giardina.
Redesigned spline and grid warpers and a new de-noise algorithm are also available with the new version software.
The Foundry reports that Nuke’s customer base is expanding beyond visual effects and image processing technologies from film work to commercial work. Certain features in version 6.3 were designed for small and medium companies using Nuke to create commercials, as well as for movie projects.
Nuke product manager Jon Wadelton described the new release as a “Swiss army knife for VFX artists across the CGI, film and television industries—each needing different tools to satisfy different demands.
“We’ve reached this point by listening to our audience and delivering an assortment of features catering to their unique requirements. This is what makes the 6.3 releases so significant, we’ve tailored Nuke to fit the demands faced by artists.”
Nuke is available on Mac, Linux and Windows and is priced at £2,300. NukeX, a more feature-rich variant of the software, is priced at £4,000. Current Nuke users may access Nuke and NukeX upgrades free of charge during their subscription term.