LONDON — Creative software developer Foundry (www.foundry.com) has released Nuke Indie, a more accessible version of Nuke Studio for eligible solo artists. Nuke Indie combines the node-based compositing toolset of NukeX with the conform, editorial and review capabilities in Nuke Studio, making it well suited for artists wanting to create high-quality visual effects, at an accessible price. An annual license costs $499.
Nuke Indie launches within the latest release of the Nuke family - Nuke 12.2. This release builds on the themes of the prior Nuke 12 releases, with an emphasis on streamlining data flow into comp and extending review workflows in Nuke Studio and Hiero.
According to Christy Anzelmo, Foundry’s director of product - compositing & finishing, Nuke Indie is designed for solo artists (those doing less than $100K in business) who are not working within a larger pipeline. The new release allows them to work at up to 4K resolution, though there are some restrictions, including a lack of external rendering support, and encryption that keeps files from being sharable. There are also API restrictions and no support for third-party plug-ins.
Nuke Indie is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.