Mac OS X and macOS

These pages guide you through installation and licensing to the point where you have the application in front of you and are ready to start work. After installation, all applications are run from either desktop icons, the browser, or from the command line using arguments.

Note:  The instructions contained in these pages cover installing Nuke, because Hiero is part of the Nuke bundle and cannot be installed separately.

Tip:  For an overview of the documentation and quick access to the main topics, go to Hiero Home.

System Requirements

Qualified Operating Systems

macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)

macOS 10.14 (Mojave)

Note:  Other operating systems may work, but have not been fully tested.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

x86-64 processor, such as Intel Core 2 Duo or later.

5 GB of disk space available for caching and temporary files.

At least 8 GB of RAM.

Display with at least 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution and 24-bit color.

Graphics card with at least 512 MB of video memory and driver support for OpenGL 2.0 (minimum requirement).

To enable optional GPU acceleration of Viewer processing, you need OpenGL 2.0 with support for floating point textures and GLSL.

R3D Rocket cards require the Rocket Driver and Firmware or later.

Note:  To avoid graphical problems, such as text disappearing in the Viewer and Node Graph, it is important to keep your graphics card drivers up-to-date. Driver updates can be obtained from the websites of the graphics card manufacturers (for example, and