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NUKE 8 Artists speak

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

    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.

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