Nuke 11.2 Release notes
Updated UI for adding nodes and parameters
Nuke 11.2 includes updates to the UI, dramatically speeding up tasks artists do multiple times a day. We’ve made a raft of improvements to the tab menu, making it faster to find and add nodes to a script, including an improved search that enables artists to find any node with three or fewer characters, and the ability to favorite commonly used nodes. Great for adding user knobs to LiveGroups and Gizmos, we’ve created a new interface allowing you to drag parameters between nodes, reducing the clicks needed to add a knob from an average of 7 to just 3.
Deep compositing toolset improvements
Nuke now has a new API for deep compositing which manages memory more efficiently, resulting in 1.5x faster processing in our tests, with more improvement possible on larger scripts. Performance improvements vary by project and set up: see the release notes for more details on making the most of this update. In addition to the new API, we’ve made a number bug fixes and improvements to the deep compositing tools, including updates to the DeepExpression node and the ability to use Nuke’s metadata nodes within a deep stream.
Faster Smart Vector toolset with new mask input
The Smart Vector Toolset has received further updates, opening up new workflows and extending the use cases for the toolset. Smart Vector and Vector Distort have been optimized for the GPU, allowing users to generate Smart Vectors on the fly and preview the result without needing to render the vectors. Previously, occluding objects would impact motion vectors and influence the distort result. Now, you can set a mask input for motion which the Smart Vector toolset will ignore when warping the applied paint or texture, removing the manual clean-up work that was needed in these cases.
Nuke Studio improved project panel
Artists managing projects in Nuke Studio receive a huge boost from a collection of enhancements that make it easier to organize, manage and navigate. This feature also brings new functionality to the spreadsheet and the timeline.
Localization python callback improvements
Building on the major updates to localization introduced in Nuke 11.1, we’ve added additional control for managing localized files. There are two new python callbacks for when a Read transitions from "out of date" to "localized" (or vice-versa), and an added function to find out which Read node the localized files belong to. Users now also have the option for out-of-date clips to "switch to the network files": Read nodes that are localized but are "out-of-date" with their network file will automatically redirect to the network file.
Camera SDK and GPU support updates
SDKs for ARRI and R3D have been updated. ARRIRAW to version 22.214.171.124 and R3D to 7.0.6. Support for IPP2 is available as of Nuke 11.2v3.
The list of supported GPUs has been expanded to include Integrated GPUs in the 2017 iMac Pro (and later models) and the Radeon Pro WX 9100 and Radeon Pro SSG (GPU component only) on Linux and Windows.
See the Tech specs page and release notes for full details on support and compatibility.