Software developer, Foundry, has announced that new licenses of Nuke family products (including Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero, HieroPlayer and Nuke Render) will now be on annual subscription.

New perpetual licenses for these products will continue to be available for existing Nuke customers for the next 12 months until December 31, 2023, after which they will cease to be sold. Quarterly rentals will continue to be available.

Each new subscription purchase of NukeX and Nuke Studio will now also include two free Nuke Render subscriptions to help new customers with provisioning render farms, and existing customers looking to expand render farms as workload increases.

“We are committed to lowering the barriers to entry for new customers and those adding new seats of Nuke,” said Christy Anzelmo, Chief Product Officer. “Subscription pricing enables customers to purchase more flexibly as their business grows and changes with new shows or projects.”

Subscription customers will get all the same benefits as perpetual license owners, with a choice of either offline or online login-based licensing system (launched recently for Nuke 14.0 onward), and floating rights enabling multiple artists or machines to share the same license.

Foundry customers who have purchased perpetual Nuke family licenses prior to December 31, 2023 can continue to use and maintain those licenses, while customers on active maintenance will continue to receive product updates and technical support.

Jon Creamer

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