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D2 UPGRADES NUKE COMPOSITOR

December 20, 2005
D2 UPGRADES NUKE COMPOSITOR

The image-based keyer provides a flexible method for pulling high-quality keys. Artists can now work on color channels individually. Special tools have also been included to deal with matte edges and the halo effect commonly found in blue- and green-screen footage.

V.4.5 adds the ability to save UI layouts and introduces a new UI workflow that maximizes efficiency. Updated default settings and a new control panel bin enable new users to manage windows and property dialogue boxes using conventions familiar to desktop software users, while long-time users can opt to work in the traditional Nuke mode. Also, as a result of the core UI update, users can now take any parameter, including range curve displays and dropdown menus, from a group of nodes, and include them in a Nuke Gizmo, or custom effect.

Nuke now supports OSX, as well as provides full support for the OpenFX plug-in architecture, enabling artists to use the full range of effects plug-ins from The Foundry, Primatte, and other providers.

Available for Linux, Irix, Windows and Mac platforms, V.4.5 is a no-cost upgrade for customers under current support contracts. New users can purchase Nuke for $4,995, with annual maintenance at $999 per year. Additional render nodes are priced at $745 per seat, with annual maintenance at $149 per year.


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