Leading visual effects software company, The Foundry, today announced the release of Nuke 6.0v4, NukeX 6.0v4 and the launch of its Nuke plug-in installer.
The Nuke plug-in installer application allows users to easily download trial versions of The Foundry’s Nuke plug-ins as well as those of selected 3rd parties.
As part of the strategic alliance agreement between The Foundry and GenArts, signed in February this year, GenArts are the flagship partner and the first to offer their Sapphire plug-ins alongside those of The Foundry.
Nuke 6.0v4, NukeX 6.0v4 and all subsequent releases will offer a fully functioning six-week trial version of GenArts Sapphire™ at installation. This is double the trial period normally offered providing Nuke artists with a great opportunity to put Sapphire on Nuke through its paces – potentially on a live commercial project.
“Our new third party program marks the first time that The Foundry has featured a partner’s plug-ins for Nuke and reinforces our commitment to plug-ins. We believe plug-ins can add a whole new dimension to Nuke making it more attractive to a variety of artists.” said Bill Collis, CEO, The Foundry.
“Our customers have consistently said that they view their host platform and plug-ins as a single, intertwined solution,” said Katherine Hays, CEO, GenArts. “We’re thrilled that Nuke users have such a seamless way to install a fully-functional Sapphire trial and explore its amazing benefits for a full six weeks. Our strategic alliance with The Foundry, and particularly this Sapphire trial feature of Nuke, is an excellent example of how our two companies are committed to working together to deliver unique value to artists.”
The Foundry is in discussions with a number of other plug-in providers to raise awareness of the excellent plug-ins available to Nuke artists and bring them within easy reach.
About The Foundry
The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post-production. The Foundry has a well- established client base that includes leading visual effects facilities worldwide, such as Warner Bros., The Moving Picture Company, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Domain. It is at the cutting edge of software development, marketing and sales for visual effects compositing. In June 2009, The Foundry announced a management buyout for an undisclosed sum led by Advent Venture Partners. Advent backed The Foundry’s management team, led by CEO Dr Bill Collis and the original founders.
The Foundry is highly profitable and has more than doubled in size in the past two years. The Foundry’s products support a wide range of award-winning host platforms including After Effects, Autodesk® Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, Nuke, Shake and Final Cut Pro. In 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded a Sci-Tech Award® to The Foundry’s development team for the Furnace image processing suite – and the company now holds two products with AMPAS Sci-Tech Award® winning technology including high-end compositing system Nuke.
The Foundry is headquartered in London, and has offices in Los Angeles. For more information please visit: www.thefoundry.co.uk
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