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.
Note: Non-commercial mode can only be used for 90 days after a version of Nuke is built and released. For example, if Nuke 13.1v2 was built on December 16th, but released on January 13th 2021, non-commercial mode will be active until June 14th. 2022. You can find the build date for versions of Nuke in the splash screen, available from the Help > About Nuke menu.
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/Nuke13.1v5/Nuke13.1v5.app/Contents/MacOS/Nuke13.1 --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 worker rendering is disabled.
• Exporting EDL/XML sequences is disabled.
• Exporting LUTs from MatchGrade is disabled.
• Gizmos, clipboard contents, .hrox project files, .nk, and CopyCat .cat files scripts are all encrypted.
• Monitor Output is disabled.
In other respects, Nuke Non-commercial contains all the functionality of the commercial version of Nuke.