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Don’t miss out on key Nuke updates.

You can’t afford not to renew your Nuke maintenance. Why? Because the improvements and updates we’ve made to the toolset, combined with technical support and other benefits, mean you’re operating at a huge competitive disadvantage if you’re using an outdated version of Nuke.

Here’s what you’re missing out on:

Product updates

In 2019, we introduced the next cycle of releases for the Nuke family, starting with Nuke 12.0: our biggest Nuke yet. It builds on our series 11 releases to improve interactivity and performance across the entire Nuke family, from additional GPU-enabled nodes for cleanup, warping or VR workflows to to an updated playback engine that allows for 8K playback due to new timing and control logic in Nuke Studio and Hiero.

Here are just a few of the highlights. You can see the full list of updates on the Nuke Releases page:

  • Improved UI Interactivity and script loading - Expect a variety of optimizations throughout the software to improve performance, especially when working at scale. One key improvement offers a much smoother experience and noticeably maintains UI interactivity and reduced loading times when working in large scripts.
  • Read and Write performance - Nuke 12.0 includes focused improvement to OpenEXR Read and Write performance, including optimisations for several popular compression types, improving render times and interactivity in scripts.
  • Inpaint & EdgeExtend - These GPU accelerated nodes provide faster and more intuitive workflows for common tasks, with fine detail controls and contextual paint strokes.
  • Grid Warp Tracker - Extending the Smart Vector toolset in NukeX, this node uses Smart Vectors to drive grids for match moving, warping and morphing images.
  • Cara VR Node Integration - The majority of Cara VR’s nodes are now integrated into NukeX. This includes a suite of GPU-enabled tools for VR and stereo workflows, as well as enhancing traditional camera solving and clean up workflows.
  • Nuke Studio, Hiero & HieroPlayer Playback - The timeline-based tools in the Nuke family see dramatic improvements in playback stability and performance as a result of an updated playback engine that allows for 8K playback, optimized for the heavy I/O demands of color managed workflows with multichannel EXRs.
  • Industry Standards - Nuke 12.0 includes core libraries updates in line with VFX Reference Platform 2019, along with SDKs for camera file formats and monitor out cards updated to current versions and extended OCIO workflows.

Maintenance releases and bug fixes

In addition to feature releases, we regularly put out v-releases with bug fixes and improvements for the Nuke family. In 2019, we shipped 9 v-releases and 1 major version (12.0v1) across 11.2, 11.3 and 12.0. From Nuke 11.2v6 through Nuke 12.0v3 we fixed over 220 Maintenance bugs across Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, and Hiero.

Technical support

With our Support Portal, maintenance customers have access to over a 100 technical Knowledge Base articles covering a variety of topics like Installation, Troubleshooting, Known Issues, FAQs and Workflow across the Nuke product family. Customers also have access to our Bug Tracker, which provides a simple way of tracking known issues in Nuke, and receiving notifications when bug fixing updates happen. Maintenance customers also have access to our technical support team who provide 24/5 coverage.

Beta access 

Our products are inspired by you, and are constantly evolving based on your feedback. Customers on maintenance get a chance to try out new features and updates, and share feedback, before we release them. 

Extra capacity

Maintenance for NukeX and Nuke Studio includes two Nuke Assist licenses that let you share out essential tasks and scale up and down according to workload and deadlines at no additional cost. Nuke Assist licenses offer a core set of nodes for performing the everyday tasks of paint, roto, 2D and planar tracking.

Renew today

It’s never too late to renew your maintenance. To get all the benefits we’ve mentioned above, contact our sales team and we’ll get you set up:

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