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You can import Nuke as a module into a third-party Python 2.7.3 interpreter, granting full access to the Nuke Python-API, but from within a native Python interpreter instead of Nuke.
NOTE: The Foundry cannot provide customer support for third-party Python interpreters.
To run Nuke as a Python module:
|1.||Add the file path for Nuke's site-packages directory to the usrlocal.pth file in your Python 2.7.3 install.|
For example, if you're running on Windows, add C:\Program Files\Nuke 8.0v7\lib\site-packages to the usrlocal.pth file.
TIP: You can also use relative paths to the directory containing the usrlocal.pth file.
|2.||At the Python prompt, use the import nuke declaration to make Nuke’s Script Editor functions and commands (such as nuke.nodes.Blur() to add a Blur node) available in your chosen Python interpreter.|
The import nuke function checks-out a nuke_r render license by default. If you want to use Nuke interactively, and you have a nuke_i license, set the NUKE_INTERACTIVE environment variable to 1.
See Environment Variables for more information on setting environment variables.
For more information on using Nuke as a Python module, select Help > Documentation from Nuke's menu bar and navigate to Python Developers Guide > Nuke as a Python Module.