The Foundry has announced a “huge” new update to its compositing software Nuke.

Support for Alembic and OpenEXR 2.0 Deep Data has been added, as well as RAM cache, which has been introduced to give users real-time playback.

GPU accelerated nodes for Nuke X include MotionBlur, Kronos, Denoise, VectorGenerator, Convolve and ZDefocus.

Nuke X will now use the GPU when it is available, reverting to the CPU when it is not.

The Foundry described it as “a fundamental change that will allow users to utilise the power of their GPUs to speed up interactive image processing times”.

The twin additions of ReLight for lighting and ModelBuilder for modelling are designed to “reduce the need for artists to jump in and out of other programs or hand work off to other departments”.

The roto tools in Nuke have also been redefined to boost performance and improve stereo support.

Support for RAW camera formats has been added including ARRI Alexa RAW and the latest R3D SDK.

Nuke 7 will be available to purchase from the autumn.

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