With the addition of support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, the indie version for solo artists now includes all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio; 3rd party OFX plug-ins are also now enabled.
Back in July, AWN reported that leading media and entertainment creative software company Foundry released Nuke Indie, an accessible version of Nuke Studio for eligible solo artists. Nuke Indie was the latest addition to the Nuke family of products combing industry-leading node-based compositing toolset of NukeX with the conform, editorial and review capabilities in Nuke Studio, making it a powerful and important tool for artists wanting to create high-quality visual effects.
Nuke Indie launched as part of the Nuke family - Nuke 12.2. Building on the themes of 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 included updates for pipelines, teams, and individuals while facilitating flexibility and collaboration for teams working remotely.
Now, Foundry has released Nuke Indie 12.2v3, introducing support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, bringing the program in line with all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio. In addition, third party OFX plug-ins are now enabled in Nuke Indie, and Foundry is working with developers of popular commercial NDK-based plug-ins toward enabling their support in a future release.
“Our goal with Nuke Indie is to strengthen Nuke’s user base and uplift artist skills across the VFX industry,” commented Foundry director of product compositing & finishing, Christy Anzelmo, at the time of Nuke Indie’s initial release. “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.”
Nuke Indie is priced at $499/£399/EUR449 per year. For full details on updates and features, visit the Nuke Indie website.