Nuke - Compositing, Editorial and Review

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

Your post-production powerhouse

For over 20 years, Nuke has empowered teams to work together to get pixel-perfect results, fast—all without sacrificing creativity and quality. 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. Watch what studios all around the world say about Nuke.

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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.

Nuke Family

Meet the 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. Made up of Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer and Nuke Indie, this family of formidable tools seamlessly tackles high-end compositing, conform, VFX editorial and review.

HieroPlayer Highlight

HieroPlayer: now free with Nuke

Streamline your pipeline and reach new levels of collaboration and control with HieroPlayer, Foundry's artist desktop review tool. Get a free annual subscription today with a Nuke or NukeX license.

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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


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


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!

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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


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.



Buy $5,518* Rent $1,919/qtr*
  • Industry-standard compositing
  • Over 200 creative nodes
  • Integrated 3D environment
  • Robust Python API and C++ SDK
  • Access to technical support
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Buy $10,268* Rent $3,539/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 (with perpetual license only)
  • Access to technical support
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Buy $11,868* Rent $4,089/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 (with perpetual license only)
  • Access to technical support
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Buy $622*
  • 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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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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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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Explore the Nuke Family

Take a look at the other products in the Nuke family and find the one that best suits your needs.

  • All the features of Nuke plus even more advanced tools so you can take your compositing to the next level.

  • Combining the power of NukeX and Hiero into one toolset for more streamlined multi-shot management, editorial, composting and review.

  • The ultimate node-based compositing toolset at an accessible price.

  • Seamlessly review dynamic timelines with an intuitive editorial toolkit for all your multi-shot management, conform, editorial and review needs.

  • Desktop review tool allowing you to review shots in context and compare render versions quickly.