The Foundry today unveiled Hiero, a desktop application for Nuke, the company’s compositing system.

Hiero conforms edit decision lists and parcels out VFX work to Nuke artists, allowing shot progress to be viewed in the context of the edit.

“Nuke is already a powerful compositing tool, but it’s missing a component many artists need,” said senior product designer Matt Plec.

“Hiero provides the missing link functionality that is currently dealt with either by expensive tools, in-house scripting or a cumbersome manual process.  It’s the bridge tool our customers have been asking for.”

Chief executive officer Bill Collis said therelease would be the first of a “very exciting” first-year roadmap for Hiero.

“As you would expect, we’re working very closely with our customers - the evolution of Hiero is a highly collaborative process,” he added.

On display at IBC, it is slated for release in November and will be available on OSX and Linux with Windows to follow.

Hall 7, stand B21