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   Note:

        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

 


Comments   

 
# 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!
Achim
 
 
# 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).

Cheers,
frank
 
 
# 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.

thanks

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 menu.py 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/menu.py
Please edit line 64:
from
nkpd_widgetInstance.addToPane()
to:
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 init.py 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 init.py 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?
 

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