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        Due to the updated QT libraries in Nuke 11 nuBridge is not yet available for that version of Nuke.
        A compatible update should become available in August.
        Thank you for your patience!

   Feature Highlights:

  • Access over 1,000 tools right inside of Nuke - no web browser required

  • Browse, search & filter in realtime

  • Filter by author or tool name

  • View html description pages

  • Download directly from inside of nuBridge

  • Manage which tools are loaded upon Nuke startup

  • Single gizmo & .nk files install automatically and show up in current session

  • Create and save lists of your favourites for bulk download (e.g. to quickly set up a new workstation)

  • Python callback to customise post-download behaviour (e.g. for quarantine/approval workflows)

  • Available for Windows, OSX and Linux



# Achim August Tietz 2017-05-17 07:35
Hello Frank,

does this system work in an enviroment with a common gizmo repository on a share, too?

Have a nice day!
# Frank Rueter 2017-05-17 07:56
Hi Achim,

yes. You can set the environment variable called NKPD_REPO_PATH and point it to a shared directory on your network. nuBridge will then utilise that rather than ~/Nukepedia

This will not replace your existing shared tool repo, but you can set it up to run along side it.

Have a look at the user manual for some more info (though I probably need to update that as well).

# Anshul Mathuria 2017-05-25 14:27
Hi Frank,
First of all congratulations to you on release of nukepdia. I have been waiting for this more than 2 years.
Its very useful for people like me who are always scared to go into programming. Although when i am installing its giving me error saying "Below files could not be installed automatically please go to download area & install them manually.
could you please let me know whats i am doing wrong here.
# Frank Rueter 2017-05-25 21:33
Hi Anshul,
thanks for the kind words. Yes, I have been trying to get this done for many years now so am quite happy it's been released into the wild.
The message you ares seeing appears when a download cannot be installed automatically because it is not apparent how it should be installed. Currently only .gizmo and .nk files can be installed automatically. There is no way of procedurally telling how python scripts, zip files etc should be prepared for Nuke to use them without looking and interpreting the contents.
I very much than we will see a package manager fr nuke to standardise how tools should be packaged for Nuke to be able to auto-install anything. With such a standard in place I would then be able to make nuBridge install many more files automatically.
I definitely intend to keep improving the installer to be able to install more tools automatically, but without the above mentioned standard it's impossible in some cases.
# Tony Hudson 2017-05-27 18:54
Frank, glad to see this out! I've been waiting all those 7 long years since you announced it at Foundry meet up.

Can you think of a reason why nuBridge will not save it's position in a Workspace? I'd like to have nuBridge in a tab next to Properties, yet it does not open with the workspace, only an empty tab.


below is the xml that my workspace is using:
# Frank Rueter 2017-05-28 03:33
Hi Tony. Sorry about the long wait!
Indeed, I must have stuffed up something in the that prevents nuBridge from re-inserting itself into saved workspaces.
I will have a look...
# Frank Rueter 2017-05-28 03:52
Hi Tony,
I found the problem and it's a simple fix in nuBridge_osx64_v1.0.0/src/controller/
Please edit line 64:
return nkpd_widgetInstance.addToPane()

I am trying to fix one other thing then release an update with the above in place.
Thanks for the report!
# Addison Petrie 2017-07-12 06:34
Hey Frank, nubridge was working fine but has dropped off of Nuke and I can't seem to get it back.

I have the following line in my nuke.pluginAddPath('/Users/Addison/.nuke/nuBridge_osx64_v1.0.1')
But when I open Nuke it opens fine but without NuBridge, any ideas?
# Frank Rueter 2017-07-12 10:48
Hi Addison,
what has changed since it last worked?
Is the you mention in your ~/.nuke folder?
When inside of Nuke, can you run "nuke.pluginPat h()" in the script editor (without the qutes) and check if the nuBridge plugin path is actually part of the list?
# Rich Spencer 2017-08-02 00:51
Is there an update for Nuke 11 in the works?
# Frank Rueter 2017-08-02 17:01
Yes and it's almost done, but due to Siggraph I wasn't able to release it in time. I am hoping to finish it in the next couple of weeks.
Sorry for the delay.
# Rich Spencer 2017-10-06 17:02
Hey Frank, any word on v11 compatibility?
# Frank Rueter 2017-10-06 22:36
I'm ready but am still waiting for Foundry to include QtWebEngine in Nuke 11. If you want to help you can send an email to support asking for it as well to up the priority.
# Rich Spencer 2017-10-09 22:54
Just fired off an email to Foundry support, hopefully it'll help because I've grown dependent on NuBridge... :)
# Nitin Garg 2017-08-13 17:56
Does nuBridge also work for the Non-Commercial version? Also, does it install the Gizmos/Plugins automatically? I am thinking of subscribing as I am having a tough time manually installing the Gizmos/Plugins in my nuke.
# Frank Rueter 2017-08-13 23:12
I don't expect nuBridge to work with the non-commercial version as that version of Nuke only accepts limited lines of python code afaik.
nuBridge will automatically install single .gizmo files and single .nk files. Things like python code, zip files etc can't be automatically installed yet as there is no packaging system that would enable that. I do hope to work with the Foundry on tackling this challenge eventually though.
+1 # J G 2017-09-13 03:00
Works great in 10.5x. Any plans on updating for 11.x? It currently doesnt load in automatically like it does in prior versions.
+1 # Frank Rueter 2017-09-13 03:05
I have updated the code to work with Qt5 and PySide2 here (i.e. Nuke 11 ready), but unfortunately Nuke 11 is still missing the QWebEngine library which is required for the tool details pages in nuBridge. As soon as Foundry fix that I can release nuBridge for Nuke 11.

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