Versions 11.0 of Nuke and Hiero, the latest releases from Foundry, have been launched with a focus on how visualisation teams collaborate, and helping them gain the highest quality results, faster.
The Nuke family is being updated to VFX Platform 2017, which includes several major updates to key libraries used within Nuke, including Python, Pyside and Qt.
Live Groups introduces a new type of group node to offers a new collaborative workflow for sharing work among teams. Live Groups referenced in other scripts automatically update when a script is loaded, without the need to render intermediate stages.
Elsewhere, Frame Server in Nuke and NukeX sees the addition of intelligent background rendering, previously available in Nuke Studio.
The Frame Server takes advantage of available resource on a local machine, enabling you to continue working while rendering is happening in the background.
The moves are billed as align the Nuke family of products – including, Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer – with industry standards and introduce a host of features and updates to help boost performance and aid collaboration.
Jody Madden, chief product and customer officer at Foundry, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the release of Nuke and Hiero 11.0 with new workflows for artist collaboration and a renewed focus on industry standards.
“Nuke, NukeX and Nuke Studio continue to be the go-to industry tools for compositing, editorial and review tasks, and we’re confident these updates will continue to provide performance improvements and further increase artist efficiency.”
Nuke and Hiero 11.0 are available now via the Foundry website and via accredited resellers.