About Nuke Non-commercial
Nuke Non-commercial is a free version of Nuke that runs outside the regular licensing model. Nuke Non-commercial is meant for personal, educational, and other non-commercial use. It is aimed at students, industry professionals, and others interested in Nuke. It includes most of the features of the commercial version of Nuke, offering you a chance to explore and learn the application fully while using it from the comfort of your own home.
You can run Nuke, NukeX, and Nuke Studio in non-commercial mode using the --nc command line argument. For example, to launch Nuke Studio in non-commercial mode on Mac, enter:
/Applications/Nuke12.2v3/Nuke12.2v3.app/Contents/MacOS/Nuke12.2v3 --nc --studio
Nuke Non-commercial is a fully functional version of Nuke, but as it's designed for non-commercial use only, it does differ from the commercial version in some aspects. Here are the main differences:
• Certain nodes are disabled in Nuke Non-commercial, including BlinkScript, GenerateLUT, Primatte, Ultimatte, and WriteGeo.
• Rendered output is restricted to 1920x1080 HD and the MPEG4 and H.264 formats are disabled.
• The Python API only allows the retrieval of 10 nodes per script.
• Command line renders are restricted to encrypted .nknc scripts.
• Frame Server slave rendering is disabled.
• Exporting EDL/XML sequences is disabled.
• Exporting LUTs from MatchGrade is disabled.
• Gizmos, clipboard contents, .hrox project files, and .nk scripts are all encrypted.
• Monitor Output is disabled.
In other respects, Nuke Non-commercial contains all the functionality of the commercial version of Nuke.