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Foundry Acquires Peregrine Lab’s Bokeh Tool

The popular deep data defocus tool will be integrated into Nuke’s upcoming releases; customers with a current, or recently expired, Bokeh license can get a free one-time extension until December 31, 2023.

Creative software developer Foundry announced the acquisition of Peregrine Labs’ Bokeh tool, which will be integrated into upcoming releases of the Nuke family, including Nuke Indie and Non-commercial, making it available free to artists using the compositing software.

Bokeh is the only commercially available tool for defocus of deep data and has become an essential tool for artists using deep compositing in Nuke. Additionally, Bokeh offers the ability to simulate the attributes of real-world lenses, enabling artists to achieve highly cinematic depth-of-field effects. While Bokeh will initially be integrated into Nuke with the current functionality, Foundry plans to develop Bokeh to improve performance and extend the functionality in the future. Read more about Bokeh and Nuke here.

Bokeh will be integrated within the upcoming Nuke 14 series and Nuke 13.2 releases and will be available in Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Nuke Indie and Nuke Non-commercial to all customers with active licenses from early 2023. More information is available here.

To support customers using older versions of Nuke, Peregrine Labs will be offering customers with a current, or recently expired, Bokeh license a one-time free extension until December 31, 2023. Others are eligible to purchase a one-time discounted site license extension valid until December 31, 2023. See the Peregrine Labs website for full details.

“All of us at Peregrine are excited that Bokeh has found a new home at Foundry and their world-class team, making the product more accessible than ever within the Nuke ecosystem,” shared Peregrine Labs founder Colin Doncaster.

Foundry chief product officer Christy Anzelmo added, “I am thrilled that the Peregrine Labs Bokeh toolset will be joining the Nuke family. Thanks to the ingenuity and ongoing support from Colin and the team, Bokeh has been a leader in deep defocus algorithms for over a decade. Having this powerful tool integrated within Nuke enhances the native deep compositing toolset without customers needing to maintain a separate license."

Source: Foundry

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