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DreamWorks Animation Selects Nuke

Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (, today announced that CG animation studio, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) has purchased a site license of Nuke to enhance its in-house pipeline beginning in 2012.

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The Foundry Introduces Two New Tools For Adobe After Effects

The Foundry’s new camera tracker analyses source sequences to extract the original camera’s lens and motion parameters, allowing you to composite 2D or 3D correctly with reference to the camera used to film the shot.

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Prime Focus Switch Pipeline To Nuke With Global Site License Purchase

Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (, today announced that Global Visual Entertainment Services group, Prime Focus, has purchased a site license of Nuke to revamp their in-house pipeline.

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The Foundry Arms Singapore Schools With Nuke

The Foundry, a leading developer of visual effects software whose products have been used to make globally acclaimed movies such as Avatar and Robin Hood, is pleased to announce that a number of specialist VFX educational centres in Singapore and across Asia are investing heavily in its powerful compositing tools Nuke and NukeX.

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Weta Digital Buys Nuke License

Press Release from The Foundry

London, July 6th, 2009 -- Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (, today announced that Weta Digital, New Zealand's premier multi-award winning VFX studio, has purchased a site licence of Nuke to enhance its in-house pipeline.

Weta Digital was formed in 1993 by a group of young New Zealand filmmakers including Peter Jackson to create effects for his HEAVENLY CREATURES project.

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The Foundry Announces Management Buyout

Press Release from The Foundry

London, UK, 3rd June, 2009: Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (, whose software products have been used to make many of the past year's biggest motion pictures, today announced a management buyout for an undisclosed sum led by Advent Venture Partners.

Advent has backed The Foundry's management team, led by CEO Dr Bill Collis and the original founders, in a transaction that sees the sale of the shareholdings of previous investors, Wyndcrest Holdings.

Autodesk Headline News

The Foundry Returns to Autodesk Sparks Program

Under an exclusive arrangement with Autodesk, The Foundry can once again offer support for the Autodesk Sparks range of its Tinder, Furnace and Keylight products.

The Foundry had previously been winding down support and development for plug-ins on Autodesk System products following Autodesk's termination of The Foundry's Authorized Developer Network program membership at the end of 2008.

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Foundry Slashes Sparks Prices as Autodesk Revokes License

The Foundry has significantly reduced prices on plug-ins for Autodesk advanced systems, as it is no longer part of the Autodesk Authorized Developer Network program and can no longer guarantee continued development or support.

The decision follows notification by Autodesk that it will not renew its development license with The Foundry, citing competitive issues. The decision ends Autodesk's 12-year development relationship with The Foundry and its users.

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Ocula From The Foundry Now Shipping

Leading visual effects software developer The Foundry is now shipping Ocula -- the unique collection of plug-in tools that solve common problems with stereoscopic imagery, boost productivity in post production, and ultimately help to deliver a more rewarding stereoscopic viewing experience.

Ocula plug-ins are designed to automatically replicate key processes on left and right channels and help artists polish and refine stereoscopic material, literally removing headaches from the final viewing experience.

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The Foundry Launches Next Version Of Nuke

Visual effects software developer The Foundry announced Tuesday the next major release of its powerful compositing application, Nuke.

Nuke 5 features a brand new user interface, the addition of Python for scripting, support for stereoscopic workflow, and with the ability to read, process and write more than 1,000 channels per stream, it now features the industry's broadest support for EXR images.

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LAIKA Sparks New Era With Foundry Networks

LAIKA, the animation studio based in Portland, Oregon, is standardizing to Foundry Networks' 10-gigabit Ethernet switches and network management solution. By using Foundry's BigIron RX, FastIron SX, FastIron GS, IronPoint Wireless and IronView Network Manager end-to-end, LAIKA is able to produce advanced high-definition computer generated, 2D/3D, motion graphics, and stop-motion animation at one location, improving project time to completion.

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The Foundry Announces 30% Price Reduction for Nuke 4.7

With the launch of Nuke 4.7, The Foundry has also announced a brand new pricing structure. The Foundry has slashed its Nuke GUI prices by 30%. Digital artists can now purchase a full Nuke license for just £1750/$3,500, and with a price cut of more than 70%, render licenses are now priced at a very competitive £125/$250 per license.

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The Foundry Offers Nuke 4.7

Nuke, the Oscar-winning compositor, is now available to download in 4.7 v1, the first release developed by The Foundry in London since it was acquired from D2 Software.

This latest release includes full OFX plug-in support, Framecycler Professional 2007, an improved curve editor, an upgraded version of Primatte, a brand new optical flow engine and many bug fixes. Customers on maintenance will not need a new license key to run Nuke 4.7.

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The Foundry Acquires NUKE from D2 Software

The Foundry of London, which recently won an Academy Award for development of the Furnace suite of plug-ins, announced at its 10-year anniversary party last Friday, March 9, that it has acquired D2 Software's flagship NUKE compositing software.

The Foundry also makes Keylight (another Academy Award winner) and Tinder plug-ins, and is the creator and major supporter of the OFX plug-in standard, plug-ins that are currently supported within NUKE.

The following statement can be found on The Foundry website:

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The Foundry Launches Furnace 3 for Shake

Leading visual effects developer The Foundry kicks off 2006 with the release of Furnace 3 for Shake, including brand new image processing plug-ins designed to significantly enhance workflow and productivity for Shake artists.

Furnace, available for Linux and OSX, is already a popular suite of image processing tools, designed to tackle every day compositing tasks, and the new release delivers Shake artists with an additional 10 plug-ins, many of which automate time-consuming processes in the creation of digital visual effects.

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Sony Pictures Digital Buys Sonic Foundry Assets For $18 Million

Sony Pictures Digital has purchased all of the desktop software products and related assets of Sonic Foundry, Inc. for $18 million cash and assumption of certain trade payables, accrued liabilities and capital leases associated with the desktop software business.