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Advanced industry-standard compositing


What is NukeX?

NukeX provides full access to Nuke, Foundry’s industry-standard node-based compositing toolkit. Elevating the standard Nuke experience, NukeX adds advanced tools for tracking, clean up, and refining, injecting more power, control and speed in your creative process whilst reducing the need to round trip to other packages. Take your compositing to the next level and experience an unmatched degree of precise control over your VFX shots and sequences.


Machine learning made accessible

NukeX ships with CopyCat—a plug-in that allows artists to train neural networks to create custom effects for their own image-based tasks. Designed to save huge amounts of time, Copy Cat enables artists to use the power of machine learning to create bespoke effects and tools with high-quality results in relatively little time.

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Advanced 3D at your fingertips

NukeX includes advanced plug-ins for working in a 3D workspace, from camera tracking, clean up and corrections to a 3D Particle System which makes it easy to create and manipulate a range of advanced particle effects without the need to round-trip with external applications.

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Cutting-edge compositing, incredible results

Take your compositing to the next level with a suite of GPU-accelerated tools, exclusive to NukeX and Nuke Studio. From a Smart Vector toolset, Planar Tracker and Furnace plug-ins to advanced retiming and warping and Lens Distortion, each allows you to deftly tackle complex compositing tasks with ease, speed and efficiency.

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High-quality 360° video with Cara VR

NukeX features the latest version of Cara VR—a suite of nodes designed to help you create a high-quality 360° stitch for both mono and stereo output in post-production. Cara VR stitches seamlessly without line artifacts or ghosting, even on moving scenes, whilst its Camera Solver functionality helps you easily solve and refine camera position, rotation, focal length and lens distortion parameters inside NukeX.

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Control Unreal renders inside Nuke

Now available in NukeX, the UnrealReader node allows you to control renders coming out of Unreal Engine, combining real time and compositing workflows. Whether you choose to isolate objects into different render layers or override the Unreal camera, UnrealReader has everything you need in the right place.

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Cutting-edge compositing
  • • Crank up your creative toolkit with advanced features
  • • Kronos retiming, Furnace plug-ins and more
  • • Take on more complex projects with ease
More power to you
  • • NukeX amplifies the core Nuke experience
  • • Gain more power and control over shots and sequence
  • • Enjoy less round-tripping between packages
Get NukeX, go global
  • • Join a worldwide community of artists
  • • Work in the same tools as today’s top compositors
  • • Share projects easily across teams, studios and time zones
Deliver incredible results
  • • Meet deadlines, smash targets
  • • Produce pixel-perfect content across VFX, animation and beyond
  • • From VR to feature films: keep standards sky-high

New in Nuke 15.1

Nuke 15.1 delivers future-facing pipeline tools, with OpenAssetIO, full OTIO round-trip support, and custom USD versions. Plus BlinkScript updates, improved Review, CopyCat training, and more for greater artist control.

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VFX Compositing, Editorial & Review

NukeX combines with Nuke, Nuke Studio, Hiero, HieroPlayer and Nuke Indie to make up a formidable ecosystem of tools perfectly designed to elevate your compositing, editorial and review workflows. The Nuke ecosystem arms artists and studios with all the tools needed to create high-end, pixel-perfect content.

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Licensing Options

Subscribe $4,729/yr*
  • Advanced industry-standard compositing
  • Full Nuke toolset
  • Advanced plug-ins for 3D camera tracking, cleanup and corrections
  • Cara VR plug-ins for 360 video
  • 2x free Nuke Assist licenses
  • 2x free Nuke Render licenses
  • Access to technical support
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Nuke Family

Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero, HieroPlayer and Nuke Indie come together to create a formidable toolset, seamlessly tackling high-end compositing, conform, VFX editorial and review.

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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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  • Nuke for After Effects users

    Nuke for After Effects users

    These tutorials are tailor-made for After Effects users to help you get started with your Nuke workflow.

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  • Aces and color management fundamentals

    Aces and color management fundamentals

    Acclaimed filmmaker and VFX Supervisor, Victor Perez shows you how to work with ACES in Nuke and streamline your color management.

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  • Introduction to Deep Compositing

    Introduction to Deep Compositing

    Watch this in-depth tutorial on Nuke’s deep compositing node set and how you can master it for your pipeline.

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  • Get started with CopyCat

    Get started with CopyCat

    Discover how the CopyCat node functions and how you can incorporate it into your workflow.

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What makes NukeX different from Nuke?

NukeX offers the full suite of tools and features found in industry-leading compositing software Nuke, with additional advanced tools for tracking, clean up and refining 3D. These reduce the need to round-trip to other packages, injecting more power and control in your creative process and providing an unmatched degree of fine-grained control over your VFX shots and sequences.

Can I upgrade my Nuke to Nuke Studio?

Yes! You can upgrade your license to a higher edition - including Nuke Studio or the Production Collective. Contact our sales team for help with upgrading your licenses.

What’s the best way to get started with NukeX?

Our learn site has a wide range of NukeX—and Nuke Family—tutorials available to get you up and running. Check them out here.

Is there an offering for Education?

Yes! Visit our Education page for all the details on our Education collectives including Nuke.

For more questions or details, visit our main FAQ page.

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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.

  • Powerful node-based compositing with an advanced set of tools that offer new levels of technical and creative control.

  • 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.