Nuke Non-commercial: free video compositing, editing, and finishing software.

Want to learn Nuke for free, at your own pace?

You’ve come to the right place. With Nuke Non-commercial, you 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.

Free compositing software from Foundry

If you want to learn composite, edit and finish with industry-leading tools used on blockbuster movies, Nuke Non-commercial is what you’ve been waiting for. You can work on personal projects, update your video editing skills, experiment, research or just play around, all for free.

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What can’t you do with Nuke Non-commercial?

Nuke Non-commercial has some license restrictions you need to know about. Visit our FAQ page for full details.

There are also a few functional differences between commercial and non-commercial versions of the Nuke family. Here are the most important limitations of using the non-commercial versions:

  • Output resolution is limited to HD (1920 x 1080).
  • The WriteGeo, Primatte, Ultimatte, and GenerateLUT nodes are disabled.
  • 2D format support is disabled for MPEG4 and h264.
  • There’s no support for third-party plug-ins—only plug-ins that ship with Nuke are supported.
  • Data storage is encrypted, meaning that you cannot open Nuke Non-commercial files in the commercial version of Nuke.
  • Python scripting is limited.

If you’re looking to evaluate the full commercial version, get our 30-day free trial.

Get ready to upgrade your VFX skills

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Need a helping hand?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Foundry’s Community is where you can ask questions, get help, post your work, and exchange tips and tricks with other artists. We’ve got a forum especially dedicated to Nuke Non-commercial users, and it’s packed with info to get you up and running.

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