LONDON — Creative software developer Foundry has launched Nuke and Hiero 11.0, the next major release for the Nuke family of compisiting products, which includes Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer. The new releases introduce a host of features and updates that will boost artist performance and increase collaboration.
Following its successful beta launch in April 2017, Nuke and Hiero 11.0 change how teams collaborate, helping them to get the highest quality results even faster. The Nuke family is being updated to VFX Platform 2017, which includes several major updates to key libraries used within Nuke, including Python, Pyside and Qt.
Live Groups introduces a new type of group node, which offers a powerful new collaborative workflow for sharing work among artists. Live Groups referenced in other scripts automatically update when a script is loaded, without the need to render intermediate stages.
Nuke Studio’s intelligent background rendering is now available in Nuke and NukeX. The Frame Server takes advantage of available resource on an artist’s local machine, enabling them to continue working while rendering is happening in the background.
The LensDistortion node has been completely revamped, with added support for fisheye and wide-angle lenses, and the ability to use multiple frames to produce better results. It is now also GPU-enabled.
Nuke Studio now has new GPU accelerated disk caching that allows users to cache part or all of a sequence to disk for smoother playback of more complex sequences.
“We’re delighted to announce the release of Nuke and Hiero 11.0 with new workflows for artist collaboration and a renewed focus on industry standards,” says Jody Madden, chief product and customer officer at Foundry. “Nuke, NukeX and Nuke Studio continue to be the go-to industry tools for compositing, editorial and review tasks, and we’re confident these updates will continue to provide performance improvements and further increase artist efficiency.”
Nuke and Hiero 11.0 are available for purchase on Foundry’s Website (firstname.lastname@example.org) and via accredited resellers.