The Foundry 是为影视界后制的视觉效果和影像处理提升生产效果和促进工作程序的技术研发之领导先驱。
本公司是在 1996 年由 Bruno Nicoletti 和 Simon Robinson 所成立。此二人与全球的高阶后制公司有密切的关系，就一起为 Discreet 的 Flame 系统制作了 Tinder 插件软体，成为第一套这类插件的商业产品。此后 The Foundry 翼展蓬勃，如今我们成功的将处理影像的尖端技术授权给第三方，并拥有两项 Academy Award 颁奖的产品（包括高阶合成软体 Nuke），并在伦敦和洛杉矶设有办公室。The Foundry 的创新产品拥有世界口碑，并支援范围宽广的平台，例如 After Effects, Autodesk® Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, Baselight, Film Master, Fusion, Nuke, Scratch 和 Shake。
在产品研发之外，The Foundry 还用它相当的影响力来促进一个视觉效果插件的开放式规格，叫做 OpenFX ，的发展。OpenFX 逐渐得到业界，如 Autodesk®, Assimilate, Digital Vision, FilmLight, Grass Valley, Soluciones Graficas por Ordenador (S.G.O.), Photron 等的广泛认同。
Nuke is a powerful compositing application that delivers unparalleled speed, an efficient multi-channel scanline rendering engine, and a first-class feature set that is unrivalled in the desktop market. If you are in the business of creating high-quality digital images Nuke is a production proven visual effects tool that brings speed, functionality and flexibility to your VFX pipeline. Nuke began as the in-house compositing and effects application at Digital Domain, where its development team were awarded a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.
Nuke's powerful 3D workspace supports OBJ import, projection mapping, geometry modifiers, and more. This true 3D environment creates powerful workflows and exciting new ways to approach compositing.
Nuke 5 has included support for working with stereoscopic and multi-view projects.
Multi-channel, high dynamic range compositing
Nuke delivers the industry's broadest support for EXR images. Read, process and write over a thousand channels per stream, improving data management and workflow.
Nuke's exclusive Image Based Keyer (IBK) gives artists powerful tools for dealing with uneven backings. Primatte is built-in and Keylight is available as an optional extra.
Flexible User Interface
Savable layouts, dockable panels, GUI customization capabilities and features like the 'bullseye' and 'input' buttons make managing large, complex composites easier than ever.
Even when processing high resolution footage at 32-bit floating point precision on modest hardware, Nuke's multi-threaded, scanline-based rendering engine gives rapid feedback.
Nuke offers an extremely open architecture. Both its node graph and user interface are accessible through the Python and TCL scripting languages, making it possible to customize Nuke in innumerable ways. If you really want to drill down, Nuke supports the industry standard OFX plug-in API as well as a native developers’ kit (NDK) for creating your own tightly integrated plug-ins.
All of The Foundry's OpenFX™ (OFX) plug-ins are fully compatible with Nuke. Currently, the Keylight keyer, the Tinder collection (which includes lens flares, warpers, and lens blurs), and the Furnace collection (which includes motion vector retiming, wire removal, clean plate creation, grain, and texture tools) are available for OFX, with more collections added all the time.
Nuke - 5.2v3
Furnace - 4.2.1 - set of 36 plug-ins
Keylight - 2.1.2
Ocula - 1.0.1 - for working with stereoscopic images
RollingShutter - 1.0.1
Tinder - 1.3.1 - 15 plug-ins with lighting effects
Tinderbox - 2.1.1 (2,3) - The glow, glare, color change, the effect of hand-drawn images, Radial Blur, defining the contours of objects, the effect of old films, lightning, mosaic, and the metabolite plasma - this is not a complete list of effects, which are offered in sets Tinderbox.
Updates from 11.2009:
* New version of The Foundry Nuke 5.2v3;
* Change the license file;
* Changed setups;
* Change the PDF documentation.
Developer: The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd
Platform: Win-x32 PC
Compatibility with Vista: complete
Windows XP, Windows Vista (x32)
5 GB of disk space for caching temporary files.
512 megabytes of RAM.
Language: English only