Industry-leading node-based compositing.
The ultimate tool for solo artists looking to create high-quality visual effects, at an accessible price
Multi-shot management, editorial, compositing and review
With Nuke Studio at its core, Nuke Indie is the perfect creative hub for all your projects, offering improved control and transparency over each thanks to an editorial, conform and review environment.
Powerful VFX compositing software
Nuke Indie delivers the same experience as Nuke to help you tackle the diverse challenges of digital compositing, with just a few limitations. Expect over 200 creative nodes, including industry-standard keyers, 3D camera tracking, 360 video stitching, and much more.
Seamless node-based compositing for complex projects
Visually organise and manage complex projects with ease thanks to Nuke’s industry-leading node graph and take on any scale of project with confidence thanks to powerful resolution independent floating-point processing.
Export projects in high-quality 4K
Deliver on your solo projects with the same finish and finesse as the industry’s leading VFX studios by exporting your creations in high-quality 4K.
Nuke Indie Benefits
Formidable power, speed and flexibility at a more affordable priceCrank up your creative toolkit using the industry’s most powerful node-based compositing software.
Be part of the Nuke communityJoin a global community of artists and explore, excel, empower—together.
Create award winning projectsBroaden your horizons with the same tool and features used in the creation of award-winning blockbusters and boxsets.
Scale your projects, seamlesslyTake on bigger, more complex projects with confidence thanks to advanced compositing tools like Keylight, 3D CameraTracker, toolsets for clean up, retiming and much more.
What’s new - Nuke Indie 12.2v3
Nuke Indie 12.2v3 introduces support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, bringing Nuke Indie in line with all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio.
In addition, third party OFX plug-ins are now enabled in Nuke Indie. We are working with developers of popular commercial NDK-based plug-ins toward enabling support for these in a future release.
Compare Nuke Indie
|For Commercial Use||
Eligible users earning up to $100k per year
|For Use in Pipelines|
|Licensing Model||Single-user login||Single-user login||Node Locked / Floating (Multi User support)|
|Online Access Required|
|Version Timeout After 90 Days|
|Customer Support||Community Only||Licensing and Exclusive Community||Full Customer Support|
|Supported Export Resolutions||up to 1080p||up to 4k||Unlimited|
|Read Support for Nuke (.nk) and Hiero (.hrox) projects and Gizmos (.gz)|
|Save Support for Nuke (.nk) and Hiero (.hrox) projects and Gizmos (.gz)||
Saved project files can only read by Nuke Non-commercial
Saved project files can only be read by Nuke Indie
|All Core Compositing Nodes||
Primatte and Ultimatte not available
|Advanced NukeX Plug-ins||
Some functions restricted
|Timeline Playback and Versioning Support|
|Ingest and Conform||
All formats except H.264 and AAC compressed audio
|EDL / XML Export Support|
|LUT Export Support||
MatchGrade will not export LUTs. GenerateLUT disabled
WriteGeo node export disabled
|SDI Monitor Out and VR Headset Support|
|H.264 (AVC) Variants Support|
|AAC Audio Import Support|
|Sync Review Support|
|APIs and Scripting|
|Python API Support||
Python usage limited to 10 commands
Python usage limited to 10 commands
|OFX Plug-in support|
|External Rendering Support|
Am I eligible?
Nuke Indie is a functionally limited version of Nuke Studio specifically designed for solo artists. Combining industry-leading node-based compositing with formidable speed, power and flexibility, it’s the ultimate tool for solo artists wanting to create high-quality visual effects, at an accessible price. This is for you if:
- Your annual gross revenue is less than USD$100,000/year (or local equivalent).
- Only one license can be used per user or organisation.
- Cannot be used in a pipeline with other Nuke commercial or Nuke Indie licenses.
For further details on eligibility, please see Nuke Indie Eligibility Requirements.
- Commercial Nuke Studio access for Solo Artists
- Nuke Studio’s editorial and conform environment
- All NukeX compositing tools
- Up to 4K output resolution
- Basic Python support
- Access to product updates
- Community support with exclusive Nuke Indie forum
Download your Nuke Indie license and get started straight away.Subscribe now