VFX, editorial and finishing in one application.
Leading computer graphics software developer The Foundry has announced an exciting new product at NAB 2014. NUKE STUDIO was announced at a special live announcement event on The Foundry’s booth on Monday evening.
NUKE STUDIO will give users the ability to do VFX, editorial and finishing in one single application and will be available later this year. This brand new tool extends the existing NUKE product line and draws on The Foundry’s existing powerful compositing, conforming and shot management technology, as well as adding a host of new features and functionality.
The resulting combination is a powerful node-based VFX, editorial and finishing studio that’s been designed to empower creative individuals working independently as well as collaborative teams working on quick-turnaround projects in a way that’s previously never been possible.
“We’ve spent a long time working with a wide range of artists from around the world to properly understand the challenges and requirements of today’s industry,” comments NUKE Product Marketing Manager, Philippa Carroll. “We wanted to make a product that can offer artists a new way of working that meets the needs of fast turnaround production. NUKE STUDIO lets you do more with NUKE than ever before. We know that artists are under greater and greater pressure to turn around projects faster and that calls for a solution that gives them more power, control, and flexibility than ever before.”
What’s really unique about NUKE STUDIO is that an individual can work on a project from end to end, with complete creative control within one application. It also has a collaborative framework that allows that individual to work seamlessly with a team.
“With NUKE STUDIO we’ve created a solution that enables supervisors and leads the power to run a project with complete individual control but without any restrictions on the collaborative workflow that is so important today,” comments NUKE Product Manager, Jon Wadelton.
“The brilliance of NUKE STUDIO is that you can think of a project from beginning to end as one step,” comments independent commercials director Chris Smith. “You can back up and go forward as you want to. It allows you to work with clients immediately on the whole process and get as detailed as you want. There’s no need to go out to another system. Visual effects, editing, it’s all there.”
Key features and highlights
- Fluid end-to-end workflow -- Combined timeline and node-graph workflow lets artists work the way they want with all the power to create a project in one app from start to finish.
- Powerful collaborative control -- A hub for total project control lets artists share scripts, work collaboratively with annotations and version up and down with ease.
- Real-time timeline effects -- Powerful GPU accelerated effects can be added right in the timeline, letting artists quickly experiment, polish and achieve the high-end look they need.
- Real-time 4K playback -- Plays in-application and through SDI-Out hardware, giving confidence to client attended sessions.
- Intelligent built-in rendering -- Built-in render farm functionality automatically uses all available resources to enhance speed and performance, either on a single machine or when connected to multiple.
- Complete power of NUKEX -- Jump right into the node-based NUKE environment to build complex comps and shots with ease.
- Pipeline friendly out-of-the-box -- Designed to integrate with off the shelf or internal asset management systems and pipelines.
Source: The Foundry
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.