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Installation and Licensing

We know the installation and licensing of a new application can be a boring task that you just want to be done with as soon as possible. To help you with that, this chapter guides you to the point where you have an open workspace of Nuke in front of you and are ready to start compositing to your heart’s content, whether it be with Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Assist, or the Nuke Personal Learning Edition.

Operating Systems

To see the installation and licensing instructions for your operating system, go to:


Mac OS X, or


NOTE:  For more information on the differences between Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Assist, and Nuke PLE, see Flavors of Nuke.



Nuke on Windows

NukeX on Windows

Nuke Assist on Windows

Nuke PLE on Windows

Mac OS X

Nuke on Mac OS X

NukeX on Mac OS X

Nuke Assist on Mac OS X

Nuke PLE on Mac OS X


Nuke on Linux

NukeX on Linux

Nuke Assist on Linux

Nuke PLE on Linux