Nuke 8 is shaping up to be one of the best upgrades in a long time.
Here’s a list of what’s included in the latest release:
- New Dope Sheet, allowing artists see and move keys around in the context of a timeline style view
- New Text node letting artists compose, edit and animate directly in the viewer
- Grading and colour correction tools feature a new in-panel colour wheel to control hue, saturation and value
- Scope tools to help users analyse the picture like Waveform, Vectorscope and Histogram viewers and a pixel analyser
- New Match Grade node
Pixel Analyzer tool
Camera Tracker update lets artists track and solve cameras from reference stills, and the Model Builder now features UV creation
- A Viewer Capture tool allows users to flipbook images from the 2D and 3D Viewer
- A new Edit Geo node
- A Particle Cache node to speed up rendering times
- Wireframe Shader node for various visual effects and increased control over projection mapping.
- OpenEXR 2.0 multi-part image read and write support, Alembic 1.5 and Planar Rendering.
- New intelligent in-context help system.
- Blink Script node lets developers write their own image processing operations inside of NUKE
- A new Import NUKE function allows developers to use NUKE as a module in any Python interpreter, and developers of C++ plugins can now output planar data in more flexible ways thanks to new Planar Rendering Framework.
- HIERO updates (1.8) – advancements include a new Quicktime colour handling controls, optimization of playback, new audio level controls and the ability to use custom readers.