Welcome to the Python developer’s guide.
This guide aims to make you familiar with using the Python API in NUKE and using NUKE as a Python module by giving you practical examples of the use of the API. The API is also documented in depth in the NUKE Python Reference Guide.
Throughout this guide, we’ll refer to NUKE. NUKE can be taken to mean either NUKE or NUKEX, since NUKEX is essentially the same package with options unlocked by different types of license.
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Written by: Frank Reuter.