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        nuBridge for Nuke 11 does not yet include the tool detail page due to PySide2's incomplete implemtnataion of the QtWebEngine:

        this will be updated as soon as PySide2 has been fixed.

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  • 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)

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# 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... :)
# Rich Spencer 2018-02-06 21:26
Just got a notification from support that QtWebEngine will be included in the Nuke 11.1v2 release.
# Frank Rueter 2018-02-06 23:58
Yes, it's coming finally. I have done a lot of prep work so once I get that release I will try and make a compatible version asap.
Of course I'm in the middle of production now :-D
# 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.
+2 # 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.
# Matthias Lowry 2018-03-16 18:28
Is this dead? we've paid for it and i have not heard ANYTHING about any updates regarding Nuke 11 other than the info posted at the top. August has long past.
# Frank Rueter 2018-03-17 00:20
Hi Matthias,
nuBridge is not dead, I have worked several years to get to this point, but unfortunately the Foundry have still not shipped the missing libraries with Nuke 11 that are required to run nuBridge, despite it being flagged as an issue in April 2017 (which resulted in the August projection at the top of the page).
I have done a lot of work trying to port nuBridge to run with the PySide2 /QT5 to make it compatible with Nuke 11 but the missing piece of the puzzle has to come from the Foundry and is unfortunately out of my control.
The latest Nuke 11 release claimed to have those libraries but when I checked they were still missing and I have had no reply from Foundry regarding this in almost a month.
Rest assured I am at least as frustrated as you are about this situation.

I am happy to reimburse people if they feel that this frustrating delay is too much of an inconvenience.

# Matthias Lowry 2018-03-17 01:33
Thanks for the reply.

I fully understand your dilemma, especially when you had a functional plugin (well, still functional for Nuke 10 that is) and not having all the tools to update it to their latest version of Nuke.
Honestly, I don't think anybody wants a refund because we think the setup is a great addon to the site and we believe in it.
The reason why I've posted today was, I haven't heard anything about the progress since last September. It would be great (even if it's redundant) to perhaps write that you or your team hasn't forgotten about it and STILL working on it. just something ;)
Maybe it's just me.

Hopefully, the Foundry will send the missing libraries out soon though.
# frank admin 2018-03-17 01:57
Thanks Matthias. It's certainly good to keep me on my toes with reminders like this as I do work in production and we all know what that means.
I have used your prompt to at least update the wording at the top of this page now.
And you are right, I should at least send occasional updates to the nubridge mailing list, twitter and linked in to let people know it's not dead.
Fingers crossed it all falls into place soon!
# frank admin 2018-03-18 00:58
Quick update. I had another close look at the latest Nuke 11 release and in fact does seem to have the missing libraries at least for linux and windows, but not OSX yet.
There are a hand full of general challenges left in the migration to QT5 which I am working on now, and hopefully I can release at least a linux and windows version soon.
# frank admin 2018-03-18 20:02
And one more update after some weekend work:
Nuke 11.1v2 does ship with the missing libraries but they are broken, which is PySide bug, so not Foundry responsibility.
I will endeavor to temporarily deactivate the details page (the tool web page content that shows up when clicking on a tool in the list), so that at least the rest of nuBridge can function in Nuke 11 until this has been fixed.
# frank admin 2018-03-24 05:35
A new version of nuBridge compatible with Nuke 11 has now been released (v1.2.0).
# Federico Martini 2018-04-01 14:40
I'm actually trying to install it on nuke 11.1v2 but without success. NuBridge can run on the non commercial edition?
# Frank Rueter 2018-04-02 21:03
The non-commercial version of Nuke doesn't allow plugins or elaborate python code afaik.
# Patryk Kizny 2018-03-18 15:08
Assuming I have both V10 and V11 on my system, How can I install NuBridge so that it loads only with V10, but not with v11 (which does not start when NuBridge is installed)?
# frank admin 2018-03-18 19:57
@Patryk, in your, you can check for the nuke version like this to avoid nuBridge being loaded into Nuke 11:
import nuke
if nuke.NUKE_VERSI ON_MAJOR < 11:
nuke.pluginAddP ath('/Users/fra nk/.nuke/nuBrid ge_osx64_v1.0.0 ')
# frank admin 2018-03-18 19:59
Here is a pastebin snippet that doens't destroy the indentation:
# Frank Rueter 2018-04-02 21:02
this snippet should no longer be need with the latest versions of nuBridge, as it should load fine for both Nuke versions
# stom yu 2018-06-12 10:28
HI Frank,

I have two computers.
One of the successful installations can be used
Another error.. E:/software/nuB ridge_win64_v1. 2.0/src/control ler/ or interpreting this plugin
Detailed description:
file"E/software/nuBridge_win64_v1.2.0/src/controller/",line 4, in
import nuke pedia # for logger
file"src\controller\",line 64 in init conterller.Nukepedia
file"src\view\",line 6, in init view.MainWindow
file"src\view\D", line 11, in init view.detailsPage
importerror:dll load failed
# stom yu 2018-06-12 10:31
im sorry,its too long
and forgive me for my terrible English
# stom yu 2018-06-12 10:36
when i send some word was miss
# Frank Rueter 2018-06-12 22:47
Hi Stom,

in your first post there seems to be a white space in the import statement, i.e.:
import nuke pedia # for logger
when it should be:
import nukepedia # for logger

If that is in your actual code it will certainly cause errors.

If that's not the reason, can you send me the details of the error to frank[at]nukepe dia[dot]com please?
# stom yu 2018-06-13 01:59
Thanks for u reply Frank,

that's my spelling mistake,sorry.

can i send details for you email ? this page some character looks error.
# Frank Rueter 2018-06-13 02:07
yes, please send me an email with the details
+1 # AS 23242 2018-06-29 08:51
Hi Frank, I'm installing the latest version of nuBridge on my seat of v11.3 commercial (under Windows 10) but with nubridge added to nuke freezes on loading. Any ideas of what could be causing this?
# Frank Rueter 2018-07-05 06:41
Hi, sorry for the delay, I have been swamped with production work and only just saw this. Are you still having this issue?
If so, can you start Nuke from a terminal with the verbose flag and email me the result?
# Yuris Mangolds 2018-07-25 18:05
I am having the same problem in 11.2. When starting from the command line with verbose I get:
C:\Program Files\Nuke11.2v1>Nuke11.2.exe --nukex -V
NukeX 11.2v1, 64 bit, built Jul 14 2018.
Copyright (c) 2018 The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Loading C:/Program Files/Nuke11.2v1/plugins/
Loading C:/Program Files/Nuke11.2v1/plugins/init.tcl
Loading C:/Program Files/Nuke11.2v1/plugins/
Loading C:/Program Files/Nuke11.2v1/plugins/setenv.tcl
Loading C:/Program Files/Nuke11.2v1/plugins/formats.tcl
Loading U:/.nuke/preferences11.2.nk
Loading U:/.nuke/preferences11.2.nk
Loading C:/Program Files/Nuke11.2v1/plugins/getenv.tcl
Loading U:/.nuke/
Loading U:/.nuke/plug-ins/nuBridge_win64_v1.2.0/
Loading U:/.nuke/plug-ins/nuBridge_win64_v1.2.0/src/controller/
It then freezes.
+1 # Frank Rueter 2018-07-25 20:46
Thanks for the info and sorry for the trouble. I wonder if this is a windows issue.
I will have a closer look, but in the meantime, can you try and comment out the line 4 in U:/.nuke/plug-i ns/nuBridge_win 64_v1.2.0/src/c ontroller/init. py
to see if this helps?!
Change this:
Code:import Nukepedia # for logger
to this:
Code:#import Nukepedia # for logger
# Frank Rueter 2018-07-26 01:51
Also, which windows version are you using?
# Yuris Mangolds 2018-07-26 15:46
Commenting out
Code:import Nukepedia
in ./src/controlle r/ seemed to work, thank you.

I am using Windows 10 Pro x64
# Frank Rueter 2018-07-26 22:54
Thanks for confirming. I will remove this import statement for future releases (it was only helping the logger be more verbose).
# Ahmed omran 2018-09-27 15:50
how to install in mac 10.14
# Frank Rueter 2018-09-29 04:26
# Juergen schnetzer 2018-10-23 10:14
sorry, but I cannont see under Custom Windows the nuBridge button, only under help, but this Link goes to my web browser. Can you help me? Juergen
# santosh Mareddy 2018-12-19 08:26
i installed nubridge as per the instructions but i couldn't see the nubridge in my help menu or in the custom space any help please
# Frank Rueter 2018-12-21 05:01
Sorry for the delay, I'm on the road at the moment.
If you are on windows, try commenting out (or deleting) the lines "import logging" as well as the line starting with "logging" in the ~/.nuke./nuBride/

There is some strange windows 10 issue that randomly seems to hang on these parts. I need to fix this when I'm back in the office as there have been a couple of people experiencing this by now.
Sorry about that!
# santosh Mareddy 2018-12-21 09:42
Thank you Frank
But there are only these line in
"import Nuke
import os
if nuke.NUKE_VERSI ON_MAJOR < 11:
os.environ['QT_ PREFERRED_BINDI NG'] ='PySide'
# frank admin 2018-12-23 02:30
Apologies, I meant this nuBridge_osx64_v1.2.0/src/controller/

remove or comment lines 2, 4, 9 and 16:
import logging
import Nukepedia
logger = logging.getLogger('Nukepedia.init')
logger.critical('INIT ERROR: {}'.format(sys.exc_info()))

If it's the same random windows 10 bug it will work afterwards.
# santosh Mareddy 2018-12-23 06:02
i tried this too but its not working in windows 10.
# frank admin 2018-12-24 02:55
Can you please start Nuke from a terminal and let me know any erros you may be seeing?
+1 # Daniel - 2018-12-24 17:46
Same here - all the above problems. Would be really grateful for a solution.
# santosh Mareddy 2018-12-24 17:48
am using windows 10 . do we really have terminal in windows 10
# santosh Mareddy 2018-12-24 17:48
am using windows 10 . do we really have terminal in windows 10
# Daniel - 2018-12-24 18:01
I run nuke from terminal (command-line) on windows in verbose mode - there was no errors. All paths were loaded without a problem.
+1 # frank admin 2018-12-25 02:51
Hi guys, sorry for the trouble. Unfortunately I cannot reproduce the problem so it's a bit of a guessing game.

The few people that had reported this before could simply remove the lines in the src/ to do with logging (as mentioned above) to get it to run on windows 10. If this does not solve your problem and you cannot see any errors when launching Nuke from a terminal, please get in touch with me directly next month so I can try and figure this out once and or all. I'd be happy to do a TeamViewer session if possible.

# santosh Mareddy 2019-01-04 20:06
Hey Frank can you send me the email i will provide teamviewer id
# frank admin 2019-01-07 00:42
I have sent you an email.
# Matt Skonicki 2019-03-01 18:34
Frank, I'm using Windows and I'm getting this error...

The file "" was not found in plugin_path.
This probably means Nuke was not installed correctly

I'm NOT using Non-Commercial FYI. Any help?


I have the folder in my .nuke folder
# frank admin 2019-03-03 23:34
Hi Matt,

that sounds weird. So the pluginAddPath command is in your ~.nuke/, right?
And when you remove it the error goes away? Is there any more info in the terminal?

Sorry about the inconvenience, let me know any more info and I will do my best to get this up and running for you.
Worst case, can I use TeamViewer to debug this directly?

# Shahin Toosi 2019-07-30 11:21
hey Frank i'm getting a slimier error message windows 10 but not the same!

nuke print a error message ( C:/Users/####/i Error interpreting this plugin) im on nuke 11.3v4 if it helps

any ideas on how i can get it up and running ?

# Shahin Toosi 2019-08-23 11:08
P.s. Iv resolved it, But thank you so much for the support. :-|
# frank admin 2019-08-25 23:06
I apologise, I did not see your initial comment. Sending email to admin[at]nukepe dia is a lot less prone to falling through the cracks than leaving a comment on this page. I am trying to stay on top of all the ways people try to contact me.
Glad you could resolve it.
# Christopher Grandel 2019-08-08 16:25
I an new to adding Gizmos to Nuke and can not figure out how to get Bridge to install. I am running Nuke on a Mac. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

# Frank Rueter 2019-08-09 05:27
Have a peek at the manual:

let me know if you still have trouble though
# Christopher Grandel 2019-08-13 17:14
I have tried to follow the manual but it is not working for me. I am at a lost as to what to do.

# Christopher Grandel 2019-08-29 17:06
Hi again,

I have tried to follow the manual and I still can not get Bridge to install. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
# Christopher Grandel 2019-09-02 22:44
Hey Frank,

I am still having problems with getting nuBridge to load and I really could use it. I have tried the path and it still does not work no mater what I try. Please help.

# Frank Rueter 2019-09-02 22:55
Hi Christopher,
am very sorry for the late response!
What operating system are you on and what happens when you follow the instructions. Does nuBridge just not show up?
Please send me an email with all the info to frank[at]nukepe dia[dot]com so I can help you get this up and running asap
# mohanned ramadan 2019-08-22 14:20
i need to be pro account to log in....right ???
because i try to log in..but told me my account is not a pro
# frank admin 2019-08-23 04:28
Hi Mohanned, yes you do need a pro account which you get by subscribing to it. Just click the nuBridge button in the menu bar at the top of this page and it should guide you through the process.
# Christopher Grandel 2019-09-02 23:21
Hey Frank,

I am still having problems with getting nuBridge to load and I really could use it. I have tried the path and it still does not work no mater what I try. Please help.


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