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   Note:

        nuBridge for Nuke 11 does not yet include the tool detail page due to PySide2's incomplete implemtnataion of the QtWebEngine:
        https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/PYSIDE-631

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

   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?
 
 
# 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.

Cheers,
frank
 
 
# 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 init.py, 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:
https://pastebin.com/GJABpug9
 
 
# 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
 

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