Nuke Studio, high quality playback, edit and review software for compositing and more

Meet the Nuke Family

The Nuke family makes up a fundamental ecosystem of tools with a global, industry-wide reach and impact—powering up pipelines, talent pools, and studios large and small. Whether your focus is on blockbusters, short-form or binge-worthy episodic content, Nuke’s power, flexibility and robust toolset empowers whole teams to create the best content, with the same tools used by leading studios. Nuke: it’s a no-brainer.

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Why Nuke

  • Compositing and much more

    The tools to get the job done, no matter how you're working. Advanced node-based compositing, 3D tracking and model building, conform and review... the Nuke range scales to suit your needs.
  • Power and performance

    The Nuke family offers unparalleled power and performance to meet the needs of modern production work. Nuke’s node graph and resolution-independent processing mean the scope of work you can handle is unmatched.
  • Collaboration, speed and efficiency

    Easily collaborate with others, whether you’re sitting side by side or across the globe. Work fast with Nuke’s cutting-edge toolkits, GPU acceleration and fluid workflows. Everything you need is in-built and ready.
  • The perfect fit for your pipeline

    Open and customizable, Nuke offers major operating system support, low hardware requirements, support for industry standards like OCIO and Alembic, and a Python API with Pyside.

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Click on a version of Nuke to find out the best choice for you

Single Shot Multiple Shots
Compositing

Fast, powerful industry standard node-based compositing toolkit. Nuke is the shot based compositing toolset at the heart of the Nuke family. From stereo to deep compositing, Nuke includes all of the essential compositing tools.

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Multi-shot management, editorial, compositing and review. Nuke Studio adds an editorial environment to a full NukeX, giving artists working on multiple shots more context and control along with the familiar compositing nodegraph.

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Compositing, Editorial & review

Advancing the art of digital compositing, NukeX adds advanced tools for tracking, clean up and refining 3D. Putting more power and control in the hands of compositors whilst reducing the need to round trip to other packages.

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Artist Review

Artist desktop player. Review multi-shot timelines in context with seamless timeline sharing with Hiero and Nuke Studio. Flexible and customizable, HieroPlayer caters to your workflow.

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Multi-shot management, conform, editorial and review, Hiero has the same customisable timeline as Nuke Studio without the compositing nodegraph. Hiero enables you to create and review timelines, and even generate Nuke scripts, providing greater creative control from start to final delivery.

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Editorial & Review

Hover on a version of Nuke to find out the best choice for you

Fast, powerful industry standard node-based compositing toolkit. Nuke is the shot based compositing toolset at the heart of the Nuke family. From stereo to deep compositing, Nuke includes all of the essential compositing tools.

Advancing the art of digital compositing, NukeX adds advanced tools for tracking, clean up and refining 3D. Putting more power and control in the hands of compositors whilst reducing the need to round trip to other packages.

Multi-shot management, editorial, compositing and review. Nuke Studio adds an editorial environment to a full NukeX, giving artists working on multiple shots more context and control along with the familiar compositing nodegraph.

Multi-shot management, conform, editorial and review, Hiero has the same customisable timeline as Nuke Studio without the compositing nodegraph. Hiero enables you to create and review timelines, and even generate Nuke scripts, providing greater creative control from start to final delivery.

Artist desktop player. Review multi-shot timelines in context with seamless timeline sharing with Hiero and Nuke Studio. Flexible and customizable, HieroPlayer caters to your workflow.

Nuke
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Nuke's technology
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Emmy Award

Nuke Awarded Engineering Emmy®

For more than a decade, Nuke has been integral in the making of every Emmy award-winning TV show for Drama and Visual Effects, including acclaimed productions like The Crown, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Nuke’s flexible, efficient and feature-packed toolset delivers film-grade results fast, which makes it the perfect choice for compositors, lighters and animators who require a robust production-proven toolset.

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Nuke helps you create binge-worthy content

To become a member of the Netflix Post Technology Alliance, Nuke underwent rigorous evaluation to make sure it met the Netflix technical and workflow requirements needed in the post production and delivery of Netflix Originals. It’s official: from feature films to episodic shows, Nuke’s your go-to tool.

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Who's Using Nuke

Discover how artists and studios around the world use Nuke to push the boundaries of creativity and deliver epic results, from VR projects to the biggest feature films.

Vikram Kulkarni Senior Compositor, Double Negative

FILM.

Vikram Kulkarni — Senior Compositor, Double Negative

Nuke has made possible things we couldn't have imagined doing in compositing. There is not a single project where we don't need to use its 3D pipeline for ease. I cannot thank Foundry enough for making comping so exciting!

Patricia Llaguno, Nuke compositor

VFX.

Patricia Llaguno — Lead Compositor, Framestore

Nuke is the compositing tool of choice for Framestore's film productions; it is incredibly versatile, customizable and user friendly. It enables our creative talent to explore and expand ideas and solve all manner of problems; with Nuke you really can fix it in comp!

Gregor Puchatz headshot

FILM.

Gregor Puchatz — Aaron Sims Creative, CG supervisor

Nuke Studio is a backbone for us because it communicates with every part of the studio.

  • Double negative use Nuke for powerful compositing
  • Framestore love Nuke and use it for editorial playback and review
  • Milk love using Nuke, Nukex and Nuke Studio
  • MPC are big users of Nuke for compositing in film

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User guides & release notes

Get free online help for the latest releases of Nuke Access help & release notes

Nukepedia

Join more than 37,000 Nuke users on Nukepedia. Your community resource for all things Nuke from gizmos and python scripts to presets, free plug-ins and nuBridge, letting you download and manage tools right from Nuke. Nukepedia has it all.

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Pricing

Buy $4,988 Rent $1,729/qtr
  • Industry-standard compositing
  • Over 200 creative nodes
  • Integrated 3D environment
  • Robust Python API and C++ SDK
  • Access to technical support
Buy $9,298 Rent $3,179/qtr
  • Advanced industry-standard compositing
  • Full Nuke toolset
  • Advanced plug-ins for 3D camera tracking, cleanup and corrections
  • Cara VR plug-ins for 360 video
  • 2 licenses of Nuke Assist
  • Access to technical support
Buy $10,758 Rent $3,669/qtr
  • Multi-shot management, editorial, compositing and review
  • Full NukeX compositing toolset
  • Customizable multi-track editorial timeline
  • Conform and Ingest of AAF, XML, and EDLs
  • 2 licenses of Nuke Assist
  • Access to technical support
Buy $564
  • Render license: floating or node-locked
  • Headless version of Nuke (no GUI)
  • Rendering on an external render farm
  • Render files from Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio & Hiero
  • Available as permanent with maintenance

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Students

Learn the same tools used by the best VFX artists in the industry, at 90% off the commercial prices and take advantage of our First Year Free program.

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Non-commercial

Get access to free, non-watermarked versions of Nuke, NukeX and even top-of-the-line Nuke Studio for as long as you like, so you can learn, explore and have fun on your own schedule.

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Nuke Indie

Combining industry-leading node-based compositing with formidable speed, power and flexibility, Nuke Indie is the ultimate tool for solo artists wanting to create high-quality visual effects, at an accessible price.

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With the best support team around (or so our customers keep telling us), we're easy to contact and dedicated to delivering a quick response when you need a hand.