NAB 2015: The Foundry Offers NUKE Non-Commercial for Free

There's been a lot of software going free for non-commercial use in the past few months. The Foundry is adding to that with a free, non-commercial version of their popular compositing software NUKE. If you've ever wanted to learn it, now's a great time to start. We caught up with The Foundry's Product Manager for NUKE, Philippa Carroll. She filled us in on the new announcement around the free non-commercial version of NUKE as well some updates. Watch the full interview below and continue reading to see the full press announcement around NUKE Non-commercial.
Here's more details from the announcement on The Foundry's site:
It’s known in the industry as the most powerful solution for compositing, used for everything from major motion pictures, including the Oscar® winning Gravity, episodic and commercials, to immersive live action content in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR). In fact, since 2008, every film nominated for an Oscar® for Best Visual Effects has used The Foundry’s solutions. Now artists interested in exploring NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO can do so for free with NUKE Non-commercial, the much-anticipated offering from The Foundry. First announced at the NUKE 9 launch in 2014, NUKE Non-commercial is a free, non-watermarked version of the entire NUKE product family, with some light functional restrictions, available to anyone who wants to learn, explore and have fun with NUKE. At NAB 2015, leading artists from firms such as Industrial Light & Magic, Ingenuity Engine, Encore, and Imaginary Forces are presenting their work and discussing how NUKE plays an integral role in their success. Also, Mirada artists are showing how NUKE helped enable the creation of immersive live action content in virtual reality projects. In addition to the NAB presenters, top VFX artists said the following about NUKE:
  • "NUKE has taken me around the world. I've worked in many movies and blockbusters and the one thing they have in common is that they were using NUKE" - Michael Ralla, senior NUKE compositor, who’s worked on projects for Industrial Light & Magic, Framestore, Method Studios and Digital Domain.
  • "When companies are looking for new compositors the first thing they look for is your knowledge of NUKE" - Astrid Busser-Casas, digital compositor, who’s worked at Weta Digital, Double Negative, The Mill, The Framestore.
  • "NUKE is a totally essential piece of software to know for any compositor. It's really the go to software" - Aidan Fraser, lead compositor at Atomic Fiction
NUKE Non-commercial is available here. For more information on NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO, please visit here.
Source: The Foundry