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NUKE 8 is on its way!

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Date Added: 16th September 2013
NUKE 8 is on its way! The Foundry announces NUKE 8 to be available before the end of 2013. Read on to get excited about what's in store...

The Foundry has announced the brand-new version of its industry standard compositing software: NUKE 8 will be available later this year.

New features and enhancements in NUKE 8 will include:

Timeline viewing and text

Dope Sheet: Huge improvements to the Dope Sheet will allow users to see and move keys around in the context of a timeline-style view. So you'll now be able to see the results and each property of a node accurately displayed - in context. This new viewing ability will make working with scripts that involve time manipulation much simpler.

Text node: This is one of NUKE's most anticipated features: a brand new Text node to allow artists to compose, edit and animate directly in the viewer.

Discover huge new improvements to the Dope Sheet in NUKE 8

Artist-friendly colour controls

In-panel color wheel: Enhancing NUKE's grading and color correction tools has been a big focus for the development team on this upcoming release. NUKE 8's - wheel will control hue, saturation and value and offer artists an automatic precision mode - or an optional absolute mode for those finer tweaks.

Scope tools: A wide range of Scope tools to help users analyze the picture like Waveform, Vectorscope and Histogram viewers.

Match Grade node: One of the other color innovations includes a Match Grade node that will enhance NUKE 8's grading capabilities to let artists get accurate results really fast.

Speed-ups and 3D workflows

NUKE 8's Camera Tracker: A further update to NUKE 8's Camera Tracker will add to the set solve functionality,and let artists track and solve cameras from reference stills, helping to assist object and set modeling within one integrated environment.

Model Builder: This will feature UV creation for even greater 3D control.

Viewer Capture: A brand-new 3D tool to allow users to flipbook images from the 2D and 3D Viewer.

Particle Cache node: Another new tool designed to speed up rendering times.

Wireframe Shader node: Yet another brand-new tool for various visual effects and increased control over projection mapping.

This brand new tool will be a welcome addition for professional VFX artists!

Other new additions include Deep Output to the Scanline Renderer which will enhance the Deep Compositing workflow. Overall speed and performance will also be improved with the addition of OpenEXR 2.0 multi-part image read and write support, Alembic 1.5 and Planar Rendering. NUKE 8 also features a new intelligent in-context help system.

For more information and further announcements from The Foundry at IBC 2013, visit www.thefoundry.co.uk.

Introduction to NUKE 8 video

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