[v12.1] Nuke – Powerful film compositing, editorial and review toolset

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Nuke (AKA: The Foundry NUKE, NukeX, Nuke Studio) is a film/TV compositing software based on digital nodes, developed by The Foundry from United Kingdom. As of writing this post, it has been used for the production of nearly 100 films, and hundreds of commercials and music televisions. For example, the famous film works that Nuke participated in the production of include: The Day After Tomorrow, i, Робот (Enthiran), xXx, Titanic, T2, Apollo 13, True Lies, X-Men, Кинг Конг (King Kong), etc.

Nuke has unmatched flexibility, customizability and interoperability. It can quickly create 3D films, and supports in-depth three-dimensional composition. In addition, it also comes with advanced techniques that can seamlessly blend the final visual effects with the rest of the film/television content, no matter what style the applying visual effect is or how complex it is. At the same time, Nuke provides flexible, effective, saving and full-featured methods for the artists to create photographic images with high quality, without any special hardware platform required.

As a multi-functional video post-processing and post-production software, Nuke is a must-have video editing tool for some professional film and television editors, which owns more than 10 years of development experience, and won the Academy Awards (AKA: Oscars). In fact, in the current digital age, more and more movies and even blockbusters are totally or mostly using the digital compositing software such like Nuke to complete all their key production processes.

// Official Demo Video //

// System Requirements //

  • Windows 7 or Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) or macOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • CentOS 6 or CentOS 7 (64-bit only)

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the The Foundry Nuke Studio multilingual full installers, local license servers (FLT and RLM), universal license server config file and universal individual license file for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as Mac and Linux platforms.

  • FLU = Foundry License Utility
  • FLT = Foundry License Tools
  • RLM = Reprise License Manager

// Installation Notes //

for Windows:

  1. Install your Foundry product
  2. Install FLT
  3. End the Foundry License Server process (rlm.foundry.exe) via Task Manager
  4. Copy the unlocked RLM (rlm.foundry.exe) to the following path and overwrite:
    • C:\Program Files\The Foundry\LicensingTools7.1\bin\RLM\
  5. Open the License Server Config File ‘xf_foundry.lic‘ with Notepad, replace the strings “HOST_NAME MAC_ADDRESS PORT” with your own ones:
    • You can get this information via CMD and “ipconfig/all” command
    • Make sure the info is from the network adapter you are using (such as: Ethernet adapter Ethernet)
    • PORT is 5053 by default (or delete the word “PORT” if you don’t want to specify one)
    • HOST – full name of your computer
    • MAC_ADDRESS – don’t keep the middle colon or dash
    • PORT – Just delete this word if you don’t want to or don’t know how to fill in this parameter
    • If you need more info about this, just read the RLM user manual
  6. Copy ‘xf_foundry.lic‘ file to “C:\ProgramData\The Foundry\RLM\” and “C:\Program Files\The Foundry\LicensingTools7.1\bin\RLM\”
  7. Restart RLM Server via services.msc, or run Foundry License Utility as administrator -> RLM services -> click ‘Start Server’ (the best way to check logs and info)
  8. All done

*** Be sure to keep an eye on the presence of spaces, otherwise it will not be successfully activated.

*** Make sure the MAC address is from the physical address of the Ethernet adapter

Machine A – acting as RLM license server:

  • The same as SINGLE MACHINE’s 2~7 steps

Machine B, C, D, … – acting as RLM clients:

  1. Install your Foundry product
  2. Start program
  3. When you are prompted to activate, click ‘Activate License’ or ‘Use Server’
  4. For license server, you must enter the following info that you can get from Machine A:
  5. If you didn’t specify a port, it will look like this:
  6. Do make sure your firewall accepts communications with the clients

*** Foundry License Utility will help you find info on hostname, hostid, systemid, mac address, port and problems you may run into if
you didn’t follow the above steps.

*** Diagnostics will help you figure out what mistake you did.

*** You can also check a few more info via the following web GUIs:

  • http://rlm_ip:4102

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

OS Version Download Size
Official Full Installer
Windows v12.1v1 n/a
Mac AppNee.com n/a
Linux for Linux Fast Link Page n/a
Universal FLT, RLM and License Server Config File
Windows v11.x, v12.x 10.2 MB
Mac AppNee.com 10.5 MB
Linux for Linux Fast Link Page 10.3 MB


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