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Configuring Nuke

This chapter shows visual effects supervisors how to configure Nuke for multiple artists, prior to the start of a project.

About This Chapter

These are the common application settings discussed in this chapter:

Command-line operations

Environment variables

Gizmo, NDK plug-in, and TCL script directories

Python script directories

OFX plug-in directories

Favorite directories

Cross-platform file paths

Menu and Toolbar options

Image formats

Gizmos (Nuke group nodes or subscripts that allow only select modifications)

Custom plug-ins (binary plug-ins made via the Nuke software developers kit)

Generic TCL ("TiCkLe") scripts

Template scripts

Common preferences

Script's lookup tables (LUTs)

Custom Viewer Processes

NOTE:  If you copy and paste Python example scripts from this user guide into a text editor, line indentations may not be preserved. If this is the case, correct the indentations manually.


What Is a Terminal and How Do I Use One?

Command Line Operations

Environment Variables

Setting Environment Variables

Nuke Environment Variables

Loading Gizmos, NDK Plug-ins, and Python and TCL Scripts

Defining the Nuke Plug-in Path

Loading OFX Plug-ins

Defining Common Favorite Directories

Handling File Paths Cross Platform

Setting Default Values for Controls

Defining Custom Menus and Toolbars

Defining Common Image Formats

Gizmos, Custom Plug-ins, and Generic TCL Scripts

Creating and Sourcing Gizmos

Custom Plug-ins

Sourcing TCL Procedure

Template Scripts

Defining Common Preferences

Altering a Script’s Lookup Tables (LUTs)

Displaying, Adding, Editing, and Deleting LUTs

Selecting the LUT to Use

Default LUT settings

Example Cases

Using OCIO Config Files

Creating Custom Viewer Processes

Using a Gizmo as a Custom Viewer Process

Applying Custom Viewer Processes to Images