Our biggest NUKE release to date, NUKE 7.0 comes with a host of polished and perfected tools to streamline your day-to-day workflow, as well as exciting new feature additions to complement its highly acclaimed feature set.
Jon Wadelton, NUKE Product Manager:
"It's been a long time but NUKE 7.0 is finally ready to go out in the wild! It's been an all-encompassing project, literally! With many different teams playing their part, research, the High Performance Group (HPC), the core NUKE team and many more. Performance has been hugely improved and many of our existing tools have been redesigned for a faster workflow that's more tuned to artists' needs. All in all, we're really proud of what we've achieved for this release!"
NUKE & NUKEX 7.0 include some powerful new features in addition to dozens of enhancements to current features, including:
Improved Roto performance - Giving artists more control than ever before, NUKE's roto tools have been completely overhauled, drastically improving interaction speed as well as giving real-time playback of roto overlays and improved stereo support.
Improved 2D Tracker - With major improvements to workflow, speed and accuracy, NUKE's 2D Tracker now lets artists track and correct difficult objects with ease, giving finer control over core tracking functionality.
Improved SplineWarp tool - Giving greater control, NUKE's improved SplineWarp tool lets artists create source and destination splines independently and set separate warp values per layer or spline pair.
Multiple 3D improvements - Giving artists greater freedom in 3D, improvements include: 3D scale manipulator, 3D alpha shadows, create camera option, updated cast and receive shadows functionality and displacement tessellation settings, as well as new stochastic samples control for motion blur.
Primatte 5 - The latest upgrade to Primatte 5 brings with it numerous improvements and new features, including: Improved auto compute, new smart background color select, new hybrid render and adjust lighting features and multiple new output modes.
Upgraded PositionToPoints tool - Create point clouds quickly and easily with newly improved PositionToPoints tool that lets artists alter point clouds with geometry modifiers and choose the channels from one input rather than having to pipe in two.
Deep data & Alembic support - Push the boundaries of Deep compositing with new OpenEXR 2.0 Deep data read and write capability, as well as read and write geometry and cameras to and from Sony Picture Imageworks' Alembic file format.
NUKEX features the core NUKE toolset complimented with exclusive cutting edge tools to ease day to day compositing tasks without having to leave the package.
GPU Accelerated Nodes - This fundamental upgrade allows artists to utilise the power of their GPUs to speed up interactive processing when dealing with: MotionBlur, Kronos, Denoise, VectorGenerator, Convolve and ZDefocus. If the GPU is unavailable NUKEX will simply revert back to the CPU without needing to adjust settings.