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Whatever you would like to achieve with NUKE, there is a wide range of commercial plug-ins and supporting applications available to choose from. 

Commercial plug-ins for NUKE - These are NUKE plug-ins developed by our inhouse teams or third party developers to support your VFX workflow. 

Supporting applications - These are recommended applications developed inhouse or by third party friends that compliment your NUKE workflow.

Nukepedia - Our complete community resource for all things NUKE, from gizmos and python scripts to presets, free plug-ins and even source code.


 

Commercial plug-ins for NUKE

2D

Flair by Frischluft

Flair for OFX is a suite of high quality plug-ins giving artists fast access to effects including: shine, glow, blur, mosaics, volumetrics and sparkle.

Visit the Frischluft website to find out more.

Optical Flares by Video Copilot

Optical Flares for NUKE is a plug-in that lets artists build, edit and customise lens flares with amazing speed and simplicity.   With features including: custom lens flare editor, on lens dirt and real textures, visual preset library, dynamic edge animation and chromatic aberration, Video Copilot’s Optical Flares light up your shots. 

Visit the Video Copilot website to find out more. 

ReelSmart Motion Blur by RE:Vision Effects

ReelSmart Motion Blur helps artists apply natural-looking motion blur quickly and easily.  With automatic tracking technology that removes the hard work you can add as little or as much blurring as you need, even remove motion blur and create very interesting effects by blurring one sequence with the motion from another.

Visit the RE:Vision Effects website to find out more. 

Bokeh by Peregrine Labs

Peregrine Labs Bokeh is a fast and efficient plug-in for producing out of focus effects and the first tool to optionally make use of deep data via NUKE's API. It features lens blooming, spherical and chromatic aberration simulation, real world lens simulation, and much more.

Visit the Peregrine Labs website to find out more.

Lenscare by Frischluft

Lenscare for OFX renders high quality camera depth of field blurs, allowing stylistic control over the focal plane in your compositor.

Reducing the need to render blurs in 3D Lenscare cuts long render times, and with its physically-based algorithm models a whole host of camera artefacts to give beautiful looking results.

Visit the Frischluft website to find out more.

RE:Map by RE:Vision Effects

RE:Map is a set of 5 complimentary plug-ins that provide professional quality mapping and distortion tools.  With these powerful tools artists can easily rerender UV maps or clean up texture maps in post, create animated texture map templates, warp images using user-supplied displacement maps and achieve automatic caricature-like distortions. 

Visit the RE:Vision Effects website to find out more. 

 
Sapphire by GenArts

GenArts Sapphire equips digital artists with a collection of more than 240 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects such as glows, glints, lightning, film effects, warps and textures.  Widely recognised as the industry standard tools for creating breathtaking realism in composited shots. 

Visit the GenArts website to find out more.

Tiffen DFX Pro by Tiffen

The definitive set of digital optical filters for the VFX artists and filmmakers. Tiffen DFX simulates over 2000 popular award-winning glass filters, specialized lenses, lab processes, film grain, color gel libraries and light modifiers along with image and color correction tools with so much more.

Visit the Tiffen website to find out more

 

 

3D

AtomKraft by Jupiter Jazz

AtomKraft is a 3D look-dev, lighting and rendering toolkit based around the 3Delight renderer. AtomKraft supports the full NUKE 3D system functionality as well as offering 3D motion blur and bokeh, micropolygon displacement, a range of AOVs, RenderMan shader support, ray-traced global illumination and more.

Visit the Jupiter Jazz website to find out more.

 
Escher by Artixels

Escher is a suite of image generators and 2.5D creative tools that let artists explore the creative possibilities that sit between 2D and 3D. Including: powerful real-time image generator nodes, spherical harmonics lighting tools, depth-based ambient occlusion, an advanced glossy shader and powerful 2.5D data processing nodes. 

Visit the Artixels website to find out more.


 

Beauty

Beauty Box Video by Digital Anarchy

Beauty Box Video is the next generation in skin retouching software for HD and 4K. Using advanced techniques like face detection, the plugin automatically identifies skin tones, making the process of digital skin retouching easier than ever.


Visit the Digital Anarchy website to find out more.


 

Collaboration

smartMessage by cragl

smartMessage is an instant messenger for NUKE and Maya. You can chat with other artists locally and connect to a global network of digital artists. Besides writing text, smartMessage offers the ability to share node setups, images, alembic files and much more. Both local and global connections can run simultaneously.

Visit the cragl website to find out more.


 

Color

Baselight by FilmLight

Baselight for NUKE is a powerful plug-in that brings the Baselight grading toolset directly into NUKE, and offers unlimited layers of colour with seamless data exchange between NUKE and Baselight. Available as a floating or node-locked license.

Visit the Filmlight website to find out more. 

The latest version of Baselight Editions for NUKE allows you to use the application in Free Reader mode so that you can read and render grades passed between departments. To edit grades, you can easily switch to a full node-locked or floating licence. 

Get the free reader on the Filmlight website 

RE:Match by RE:Vision Effects

RE:Match for NUKE is an intuitive color and texture matching tool that addresses the common problems occurring from multicam and stereo shoots.  By matching one view of video or film to another RE:Match can make it looks as if it was shot with the same camera and settings when in reality time and point of view do not match. 

Visit the RE:Vision Effects website to find out more. 

 

 

Image

DE:Noise by RE:Vision Effects

DE:Noise is an easy to use tool that simplifies the removal of excessive noise.  Combining unique motion estimation techniques with feature-sensitive, edge-preserving spatial filtering methods, DE:Noise reduces the visual impact of problems including: noisy video, excessive film grain, fingerprints, dust, drop-outs and many other defects. 

Visit the RE:Vision Effects website to find out more.

 
Neat Video Pro by ABSoft

Neat Video is a noise reduction plug-in for NUKE.  Efficiently and accurately removing noise and grain from video footage, including: sensory noise, grain in digitsed film, compressed artifacts and colour banding. 

Visit the ABSoft website to find out more. 

 
Resonance by Artixels

Resonance for NUKE is a high performance image generator designed for look dev and abstract effects purposes.
Based on a fully vectorized caustics rendering engine and multiple intuitive user-directed wave emitters, Resonance
allows designers to create sophisticated organic visuals quickly. There is no inter-frame dependency of Resonance
rendering, users are always free to scrub through the timeline for maximum interactive creative design freedom.


Vist the Artixels website to find out more.


 

Multi-solution

FURNACE by The Foundry

FURNACE is a sophisticated suite of 2D image processing plug-ins, designed to boost productivity and assist in everyday compositing tasks such as grain management, texture generation, restoration and cleanup, matte assist and more. 

Visit the FURNACE page to find out more.

RealPerception by Motiva

RealPerception is a collection of plug-ins including RealCamera, RealDeep and RealStereo to name a few.  All developed to help with day to day production tasks, from fast and easy colour adaption, to depth generation for atmospheric effects, blurring, stereo support and much more. 

Visit the Motiva website to find out more. 


 

Particles

Monsters GT by GenArts

GenArts Monsters GT provides NUKE artists with over 50 one-of-a-kind visual effects plug-ins, including 2D particles, fluid, fire, candle, and time-based feedback effects. Designed to complement GenArts Sapphire, Monsters GT offers excellent control and the highest quality effects to maximise your creativity. 

Visit the GenArts website to find out more.

ParticleIllusion by GenArts

ParticleIllusion for NUKE is a powerful plug-in that lets artists create brilliant particle effects swiftly and efficiently.  Giving artists access to over 3,000 existing preset "emitters" with multiple, easy-to-use parameters that allow for customization and high-quality work, ParticleIllusion gives artist the power they really need.

Visit the GenArts website to find out more. 


 

Python

Wingware Python IDE by Wingware

Wing IDE is an integrated development environment that can be used to write, test, and debug Python code for NUKE. Wing's auto-completion, call tips, a powerful debugger, and many other features help you write, navigate, and understand Python code.

Visit the Wingware website to find out more.


 

Rendering

Maxwell Render by Next Limit Technologies

Maxwell Render is the complete solution for anyone demanding high quality results on a deadline.  With a unique approach that calculates images progressively, renders can be stopped and resumed at any time, meaning post production and rendering can take place simultaneously and shave days of production time. 

Visit the Next Limit Technologies website to find out more.

OctaneRender for NUKE by OTOY NZ Ltd

OctaneRender for NUKE, supporting NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO, enables users to render NUKE 3d geometry and/or existing Octane scenes in the GPU-based render engine - OctaneRender - directly from within the NUKE application.

Visit the OTOY website to find out more.

smartRender by cragl

smartRender is a multi-threaded background rendering tool for NUKE. It lets you heavily reduce your rendering times and makes final rendering and preview rendering dramatically faster compared to the standard rendering process. smartRender is able to use all your hardware resources efficiently to speed up the processing. Furthermore you can export a detailed render log and your write nodes will gain additional functionality.

Visit the cragl website to find out more.


 

Stereo

2D to 3D Suite by YUVsoft

YUVSoft’s 2D to 3D Suite includes a broad range of professional tools to enhance and simplify stereoscopic 3D conversion and post-production for motion-picture and TV content, ideal for both medium-size VFX and production studios and large conversion studios.

Visit the YUVsoft website to find out more.

DepthArtist by PixelPuffin

DepthArtist is a suite of NUKE plug-ins, designed to help in the creation of stereoscopic 3D content from a single monoscopic view plus depth map.  Designed for CGI, where the 3D animation software has generated multiple layers along with high quality depth maps, Depth Artist provides a simple and rapid method of generating optimal stereo views and previewing the results, with warnings about 3D perception errors.

Visit the Pixel Puffin website to find out more.

OCULA by The Foundry

OCULA is a unique and specialist collection of plug-in tools for NUKE that solve common problems with stereoscopic imagery, including fixing vertical misalignments, colour shifts between eyes, modifying interaxial distances and assisting in placing roto and paint elements. 

Visit the OCULA product page to find out more. 

Stereo Generator Suite by YUVsoft

The Stereo Generator Suite by YUVsoft is a complete toolset for high quality stereo generation including special tools for accurate fuzzy boundaries processing and background reconstruction. The toolset includes: depth refinement, depth normalisation, stereo ghost busting, matting and background reconstruction.

Visit the YUVsoft website to find out more. 

Stereo Processing Suite by YUVsoft

The Stereo Processing Suite by YUVsoft is a set of professional plug-ins for stereo video post-processing and correction, and also includes a special plug-in for stereo-to-multiview conversion.  The toolset includes: stereo correction, depth from stereo, depth upscale and parallax corrector. 

Visit the YUVsoft website to find out more. 

Stereoscopic Suite X3 by Emotion3D

Emotion3D's SSX3 plug-in for NUKE gives artists a dedicated stereoscopic toolset to solve even the most challenging aspects of stereoscopic post-production, including compositing CGI or keyed material with live action, grading depth or colour, or mastering for multiple 3D screens, for example cinema, home theater, laptops and glasses-free 3D displays.

Visit the Emotion3D website to find out more. 


 

Time

Twixtor by RE:Vision Effects

The Twixtor plug-in for NUKE intelligently slows down, speeds up or changes the frame rate image sequences and is raising the bar in motion estimation technology.  Twixtor is accurate, tracks objects farther, and exhibits fewer artifacts when there are objects crossing in the scene to give results less tearing and stretching as they cross or go out of the frame.

Visit the RE:Vision Effects website to find out more. 


 

Tracking

MochaImport+ for NUKE

Simplifies the workflow between Mocha and NUKE. Easy import of trackingdata into Tracker, Transform, RotoPaint, GridWarp and more.

Key features:

  • Easy import of mocha tracking data into various NUKE node types (Tracker, Roto, RotoPaint, GridWarp, Transform)
  • New CornerPin node with build-in support for mocha lens data
  • The popular stabilized precomp workflow from MochaImport+ for After Effects is also available in MochaImport+ for NUKE
  • One click support for mocha Pro camera solver
  • More than position/scale/rotation: MochaImport+ also brings shear and perspective data from mocha tracks into NUKE

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Recommended supporting applications

Production management

ftrack

ftrack is a cloud based platform for production tracking, asset management, reviews and team collaboration. ftrack increases efficiency and helps teams to keep track of any type of project and digital asset, from VFX productions to software development. ftrack’s robust Python API can even be used to integrate the tools right into an existing production pipeline.

Visit the ftrack website to find out more. 

Shotgun

Shotgun is a production management platform designed for the visual effects, animation and game industries.  Shotgun encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible.

Visit the Shotgun website to find out more.


 

Shot management and review

HIERO

HIERO is editorial, conform, shot management and review all-in-one for post production, enabling collaborative working with NUKE and other applications.  Developed to address the challenges of collaborative working on VFX projects, especially those with a quick turnaround, and create a smooth workflow out of the box. 

Visit the HIERO page to find out more.

HIEROPLAYER

HIEROPLAYER is a VFX review tool built for NUKE artists. With the closest integration, HIEROPLAYER gives you the power to playback every shot on the VFX timeline in context. Use it as a flipbook tool and place to create scratch edits, for media management thanks to the easily accessible element library, and a fully integrated and extensive review toolkit. 

Visit the HIEROPLAYER page to find out more. 


 

Cloud rendering

ZYNC

ZYNC is a cloud based rendering and storage platform designed to fully integrated into your NUKE pipeline. ZYNC handles all file management from NUKE and makes cloud rendering simple, letting you utilise massive computing resources on-demand and by the hour. Scale from a single machine to thousands of cores in realtime as needed. 

Visit the ZYNC website to find out more. 


  

Render management

Deadline

Deadline is a hassle-free administration and rendering toolkit for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X based render farms. It offers a world of flexibility and a wide-range of management options for render farms of all sizes, and supports over 40 different rendering packages out of the box.


Visit the Thinkbox Software website to find out more.


Nukepedia

Join more than 14,500 NUKE users on Nukepedia. Your community resource for all things NUKE from gizmos and python scripts to presets, free plug-ins and even source code. Nukepedia has it all.

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