About Nuke Indie

Nuke Indie is a single user version of Nuke Studio using a log-in licensing model. Nuke Indie is designed for personal, small-scale commercial use and includes most of the features of the commercial version of Nuke Studio.

You can run Nuke Studio in Indie mode using the --indie command line argument. For example, to launch Nuke Studio in Indie mode on Mac, enter:

/Applications/Nuke12.2v3/Nuke12.2v3.app/Contents/MacOS/Nuke12.2 --indie

Nuke Indie is a fully functional version of Nuke Studio, but as it's designed for non-pipeline commercial use only, it differs from the full commercial version in some respects. Launching an application in Indie mode displays a warning:

The following table highlights the differences between Nuke Non-commercial, Nuke Indie, and Nuke Studio.

 

Nuke Non-commercial

Nuke Indie

Nuke Studio

Usage

Commercial use

No

Yes*

Yes

* Nuke Indie can be used commercially by artists earning up to $100k (USD) per year.

Pipeline use

No

No

Yes

Licensing model

Single user login

Single user login

Site and node-locked licensing

(multi-user support)

Online access required

Yes

Yes

No

Version timeout after 90 days

Yes

Yes

No

Feature Support

Supported Export Resolutions

Up to 1080p

Up to 4096x3112

Unlimited

Encryption Free Script/Project Saving

No

No*

Yes

* Nuke Indie scripts (.nkind), projects (.hroxind), and gizmos (.gzind) can only be read in Nuke Indie sessions.

Full Python Api Support

No*

No*

Yes

* Nuke Non-commercial and Nuke Indie are limited to 10 node retrievals per script or project.

Full Suite Of Keying Tools

No

Yes

Yes

Monitor Output Support

No

Yes

Yes

Geometry Export

No

Yes

Yes

Sync Review Support
(experimental feature)

No

No

Yes

Third Party / Custom OFX node / plug-in support

No

Yes

Yes

Third Party / Custom C++ node / plug-in support

No

No

Yes

NDK/ C++ SDK Support

No

No

Yes

External Rendering Support

No

No*

Yes

* Nuke Indie does not support external Frame Server renders or render licenses.

Import Support

H.264 (AVC) Variants Import Support

No

Yes

Yes

AAC Audio Import Support

No

Yes

Yes

Export Support

EDL / XML Export Support

No

Yes

Yes

LUT Export Support

No

Yes

Yes

H.264 (AVC) Variants Export Support

No

Yes

Yes

AAC Audio Export Support

No

Yes

Yes