Welcome to the Nuke 11.2 Alpha.

Hello Nuke users! We're excited to share the alpha version of our upcoming Nuke 11.2 release for you to try out and provide feedback on. As this is an alpha build, we strongly recommend that you do not use it in a production environment.

To access the alpha, you will need a license of Nuke, NukeX or Nuke Studio with current maintenance.

This alpha version of Nuke, NukeX and Nuke Studio 11.2 will run using your existing Nuke license keys (nuke_i, nukex_i and nukestudio_i) that have current maintenance.

Worried your maintenance might have lapsed?  Request a callback from our team.

Tell us what you think

If you have general issues to do with licensing or legacy bugs, please raise a ticket for Foundry’s Support team via our Support Portal: http://support.foundry.com

If you have any private feedback on the Nuke 11.2 Alpha that you'd like to share with us, please use our private mailbox: nuke-prerelease-private@foundry.com.

But don't tell everyone!

Please do not discuss the alpha version outside of the above private mailbox. So avoid discussing it on social media, public forums or the nuke-users@/nuke-dev@/nuke-python@ mailing lists.

Thank you for your assistance, continued support and enthusiasm for Nuke!

Features in this Alpha

The following features (identifiers listed below) are what we would like you to concentrate your feedback on for this alpha:

Alpha #2 (Nuke11.2DnD.000136a)

  • [Project Panel]
  • [RAW SDK]

Alpha #1 (Nuke11.1DnD.000118a)

  • [Tab Menu]
  • [DnD]

Please use the above feature identifiers at the beginning of the subject line, for example:

[DnD] - My d20 only has 12 sides in the 3D Viewer.

Improved Tab Menu [Tab Menu]

The Node Graph's Tab menu has been improved, including a new search algorithm, allowing you to search for and add nodes more easily using partial names. Commonly used nodes are weighted so that they appear higher up the list of choices and you can also favorite nodes, pinning them to the top of the list with the star icon. Weights and favorites can be enabled, disabled and cleared in Preferences > Behaviors > Nodes. The “J” Bookmarked nodes menu also supports the updated search functionality.

New interface for parameter creation  [DnD]

Also known as Drag-and-drop knobs (DnD), this update significantly reduces the time spent exposing user knobs and adding custom knobs to node properties panels within Nuke. As a result, you can create and modify gizmos and Live Groups more easily, stream-lining collaborative workflows.

Instead of right-clicking and selecting Manage User Knobs, simply click the edit button at the top of the Properties panel to get started. You can drag-and-drop knobs between open node panels or add you own using the knob icons listed at the top of the panel. You can also order, hide, customize and delete knobs within the Properties panel. If you work with floating panels, you can float the User Knob Editor too. Click the edit button again to finish customization.

Nuke Studio Project Panel Improvements [Project Panel]

These are are a collection of enhancements to the way you can organize, manage and navigate through your projects in Nuke Studio. Even though this is named after the project panel it also adds new functionality to the spreadsheet and the timeline too.

  • New Sorting: we have introduced a new way to arrange your project bin in alphabetical or by custom order. This is accessible by the new buttons at the top of the project bin and has controls for the hierarchy view and the bin view independently.
  • Improved Searching: we have also improved the search functionality in the project bin and in the spreadsheet with new options to search all metadata or not, and to use all or any of the words that you input on the search. This has been applied to the spreadsheet as well as the project bin panel.
  • Poster Frame: new poster frame functionality allows you to set the poster frame for your clips in the bin and in the timeline. This can be set for single or multiple clips a time by either using absolute or relative frames which can be quite useful when you have shots with slates or black handles.
  • Color Assignments: Now you can assign colors to your clips in the project bin and this will be shown in the project bin as well as on the timeline and on a new column on the spreadsheet. This sounds basic but we have also added settings for you to set colors not only for the basic clip types like audio sequences and clips but now you can set colors based on file types and versions, e.g.  exr and mov so you can have a clear visual way to recognise when a version of a clip is full res or a mov WIP. You can also set this colors through the API so it can be driven by the state of the shot on your shot management tool. Please check the new “project Items” preferences panel as we have added a lot of settings for you to customize your projects.

ARRI and Red SDK Updates [RAW SDK]

In this release ARRIRAW and R3D SDK versions have been updated. ARRIRAW is updated to version 5.4.3 and R3D is updated to 7.0.6.  Please note that support for IPP2 is not yet available.