Edge v6.9

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Contributor: Rob Bannister
Edge allows you to extend the proper color out over transparent edges or areas with a lot of motionblur without eroding away the nice detail. **Updated to remove version number from file name!**
11.0, 10.5, 10.0, 9.0, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
23 Jun 2019



Edge allows you to extend the proper color out over transparent edges or areas with a lot of motionblur without eroding away the nice detail. This edge extend has some more advanced features like splitting the core matte and final key which allows you to work on motion blur without effecting small details like hair or a swinging rope for example. There is also more control over how you blend the core detail to the extended edge color. This was shown to me years ago by an old comp sup I had and is the same as the edge extend by Frank Reuter. This is my version of it that has evolved a little bit over the years.

Version History

  • 6.9 - Removed version number from file. This has caused errors in some operating systems. Rename your in your menu.py as well to be just Edge with no version number. 
  • 6.8 - Updated tabs to Extend and Blending to make more sense. Added tool tips to all the knobs and fixed the blending tab by adding the mix and blur bg sliders.
  • 6.7 – Fixed the blending from the core to extended edge
  • 6.6 – Changed the tab labels to 'Extend' and 'Blending' so they make more sense
  • 6.5 – Added exponential extend
  • 6.4 – First version of the Dynamic Edge extend
  • 6.3 – Bug fixes
  • 6.2 – By simplifying the core edge extend it broke the ability to separate the multiple inputs.
  • 6.1 - Bug fixes
  • 6.0 - Rebuilt the core edge extend setup in preparation for some upcoming changes.
          - Added the ability to extend only chroma information and a mask input on the right side of the node.
  • 5.7 - Bug fix, the Edge matte copy node had become corrupted and added extra channels.
  • 5.6 - Added the Edge Matte shuffle button to automatically shuffle out the edge to be regrained.
  • 5.5 - Added the channels drop down to extend other channels besides RGB
  • 5.4 - You can now use just the FG input if it also contains the alpha, or use the Core and Key options to define your Core and Final Key separately
  • 5.3 - Updated the color edge blend options. Added luma masking, Luma blend
  • 5.2 – Fixed error when edge is first placed in the node graph. This was due to the copy nodes inside throwing an error because there is not alpha on creation of the node.
  • 5.1 – added contact and version info. Added edge preview for regain.
  • 5.0 – changed order of blend and blur knobs for better workflow. Added mix knob to color panel.
  • 4.0 – renamed inputs from artist feedback
  • 3.0 – added color wrap panel to help blend BG color into transparent edges.
  • 2.0 – added edge smooth knob for extreme motion blur?
  • 1.0 – compiled edge into a gizmo

Upcoming Features and Known issues

Let me know of any issues you find with edge here or on my site.

  • Other edge extend methods like distortion also coming soon.

More information

More information can be found on my site at http://www.bannisterpost.com and you can view the video tutorial

on my channel here https://youtu.be/E3Mv282dEbs and the new updated video here https://youtu.be/QXOMe_7fAmw


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# Morpheaux Oneiroi 2016-12-08 05:49
Nice too bro, Loved your work, dont know why anybody commented, and the link under your profile name is not working, its broken "http://http//www.bannisterpost.com/downloads/edge//"
and inside this page http://www.bannisterpost.com/downloads/
edge download links too, its http://www.bannisterpost.com/download_files/nukegizmos/Edge004.rar which is old one I think, please update it to new version 5.2. Thanks for all the hard works
+2 # Rob Bannister 2016-12-09 00:04
Thank you for the info, And glad you like the tool. I've been told over the years that it's saved a few artists butts... Mine included. I ha e updated those pages. I totally kissed the downloads page and I will update it in the coming weeks. I have removed the old tools because the plan is to release the updates with videos and new templates so keep checking back in. Thanks ks again for the feedback, it's always welcomed.
# Ken Fisk 2017-08-07 18:56
For some reason I get Unknown command. Any suggestions?
# Rob Bannister 2017-12-01 06:14
the only thing I can think of is to make sure it has the correct spelling in your menu.py something as simple as edge instead of Edge would do it.
# Lucas Pfaff 2018-01-15 16:51
I used to use my own Colour-Smear tool, tried yours for fun. And it hurt my feelings a bit, because yours is so much better. Thanks for sharing!
# Rob Bannister 2018-01-18 04:59
Thank you for your kind words Lucas and Im glad you are liking Edge. If your color smear is the one Im thinking of a lot of people I work with enjoy that tool a lot as well.
# Paul Laverack 2018-01-22 22:29
Whoa. Lovely revisions in 6.8
+1 # bishoy usama 2018-01-23 16:18
I have problem that happens every time i try to load your gizmo
it gives me unknown command
do have any solutions ?
+2 # Rob Bannister 2018-01-26 18:13
Unknown command would be an issue finding the gizmo through your menu.py check the filename and make sure its correctly written.I did change at one point the spelling from edge to Edge which may have done it.
# bishoy usama 2018-01-26 18:24
Thanks man it worked when i changed the name to lower case
# Izua Shniperson 2018-04-02 18:09
Quoting bishoy usama:
Thanks man it worked when i changed the name to lower case

Hi, would you be show text from your menu py concerning edge&
# Izua Shniperson 2018-03-23 02:18
Hi, Rob!

I'm a newbee, would you be so kind to show exact text to add in menu.py?
# Izua Shniperson 2018-04-02 13:02
version is 11.0v2
# Rob Bannister 2019-10-11 09:24
Hi Izua

this is the entry in my menu.py Ive added a menu for my gizmos and the new version removes the version from the filename so it should be Edge.gizmo

gizmoMenu.addCo mmand('Edge', "nuke.createNod e('Edge.gizmo') ")
# ani soft 2018-07-28 12:34
I tried a lot but not working. could you please help me in installing the gizmo. Its showing "unknown command"
# Alex Green 2018-02-09 11:52
Not work.
OnLoad error -> unknown command :(
(Win10, 10.5v5)
# Izua Shniperson 2018-04-02 13:02
The same issue. Can somebody help???
# Payton Focken 2018-11-25 08:49
Doesn't work for me either.. Unknown command.
# Radu L 2018-11-27 14:29
Cannot get this to work no matter what I do -always 'unkown command' error. Ideas please?!
# Zach Gray 2019-01-14 03:17
For the folks having issues with 'unknown command', simply rename the Edge6.8.gizmo to Edge6.gizmo. If you don't register the gizmo in your menu.py, nuke just scans the dir and uses the filename, and the '.' is not a supported character
# Alex Green 2019-03-04 07:22
Not work. Error: unknow command
# Alex Green 2019-03-04 07:22
Not work. Error: unknow command
# susana fernandez 2019-07-19 21:27
This looks like a nice gizmo but I can't make it work. Would someone be able to let me know how can I download it and install without any errors? Cheers
# Rob Bannister 2019-10-11 09:26
It should work, if you download v6.9 the file should be named Edge.gizmo. Then enter it in your menu.py

gizmoMenu.addCo mmand('Edge', "nuke.createNod e('Edge.gizmo') ")

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