The Foundry Introduces Nuke 8
The new Import NUKE function will also let developers use NUKE as a module in any Python interpreter, and developers of C++ plugins will be able to output planar data in more flexible ways thanks to new Planar Rendering Framework.
NUKE’s sister application HIERO, often described as NUKE’s timeline, will also receive an update later this year. HIERO 1.8 will feature greatly enhanced playback performance, innovative QuickTime color handling controls as well as new editing audio controls that will give users access to Per Track and Per Item Volume Controls to enable individual control over volume on differing tracks and differing items in the timeline.
Working together NUKE and HIERO offer a workflow that encompasses compositing, conform, review, editorial and shot management delivered across two advanced applications. They provide a comprehensive solution for artists and supervisors wearing many hats in the post-production process and taking on the challenge of whole projects and sequences.
Source: The Foundry