|Stable release||10.0v2 / 8 June 2016|
|Written in||C++, Python|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux|
NUKE is a node-based digital compositing application developed by The Foundry, and used for film and television post-production. NUKE is available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. NUKE's users include Digital Domain, Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Pictures Animation, Framestore, Weta Digital and Industrial Light & Magic. NUKE has been used on productions such as Avatar, Mr. Nobody, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, King Kong, Jumper, I, Robot, Resident Evil: Extinction, Tron: Legacy, Alice in Wonderland, Black Swan, The Hobbit, and The Jungle Book.
NUKE (the name deriving from 'New compositor') was originally developed by software engineer Phil Beffrey and later Bill Spitzak for in-house use at Digital Domain beginning in 1993. In addition to standard compositing, NUKE was used to render higher-resolution versions of composites from Autodesk Flame.
In 2007, The Foundry, a London-based plug-in development house, took over development and marketing of NUKE from D2. The Foundry released NUKE 4.7 in June 2007, and NUKE 5 was released in early 2008, which replaced the interface with Qt and added Python scripting, and support for a stereoscopic workflow. In 2015, The Foundry released NUKE Non-commercial with some basic limitations. NUKE supports use of The Foundry plug-ins via its support for the OpenFX standard (several built in nodes such as Keylight are OpenFX plugins).
- "NUKE release notes" (PDF). June 8, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
- Information for NUKE developers
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- "Nuke Version 4.7 Released". fxguide.com. October 4, 2007.
- "3D stereo workflow, new UI & Python scripting are the highlights". Digital Producer Magazine. 14 September 2007.
- "The Foundry releases NUKE Non-commercial". Evermotion. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
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