Nuke 8 offers better timeline, colour and 3D tools

The Foundry has announced that Nuke 8 will ship by the end of 2013.


The Foundry has announced that Nuke 8 will ship by the end of 2013.

The Foundry has used the IBC video industry trade show in Amsterdam to launch the next version of its Nuke 8 compositing software, which it says is shipping by the end of the year.

New features include improvements to the Dope Sheet timeline (right) that aim to make it easier for users of timeline-based compositing tools such as After Effects to move to Nuke and work as they have done previously. Node properties – and their results – can be viewed here.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to see more of Nuke 8's new features.

Nuke 8 features a new Text node (right) that lets users edit and animate text from witin the Viewer panel.

New colour tools in Nuke 8 include an in-panel colour wheel that allows fine tweaking of properties such as hue and saturation – plus scopes including Waveform, Vectorscope and Histogram viewers and a Pixel Analyser. There's also a new Match Grade node for colour grading jobs.


The Camera Tracker (right) will be able to use reference stills to help a solve.

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The Model Builder will gain UV creation for even greater 3D control.


The Viewer Capture to allow users to flipbook images from the 2D and 3D Viewer.


The Particle Cache node speeds up rendering times.

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The Wireframe Shader node increases control over projection mapping.