send_to_mocha_1 v1.0

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Contributor: Martin Brennand
This python script allows you to “send footage” from NUKE to mocha Pro 4.x with the click of a button. Adds mocha icon to Nuke toolbar.
8.0 or later
05 Nov 2014

Send to Mocha

This python script allows you to “send footage” from NUKE to mocha Pro 4.x with the click of a button. Adds mocha icon to Nuke toolbar.

Download the file here: “send_to_mocha_1.0.0” NUKE script.


  • Extract the attached zipped folder to your ~/.nuke directory
  • Edit the Nuke to add this line: nuke.pluginAddPath(‘./mocha’)
  • If you are not sure where the nuke plugin path resides, load nuke and in the script editor type: nuke.pluginPath()
    • On MacOS it is normally located at /Users/YOUR_USERNAME/.nuke
    • On Windows it is normally located at C:\users\YOUR_USERNAME\.nuke
    • On Linux, the .nuke folder is located in your home directory

When you run Nuke with this script you should see a mocha icon in the lefthand panel. To run the script:

  • Select a read node in Nuke
  • Click the mocha icon
  • If Nuke asks you for the path to your mocha executable, browse to it.
  • The script should then load mocha with the footage.

While this should work on your machine, we can’t guarantee that it will work with everyone’s version of python. Please contact imagineer support if you have any questions.


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0 # Peter Ruschel 2014-11-09 17:47
Works nice! Cool Idea!!
With NukeStudio9 coming up, it would be a nice addition to have a bit af control of the framerange that gets sent to Mocha. Especially since the framerange might not be set by the readnode, but by a framerange-node .
0 # djati waskito 2014-11-13 19:16
@Peter : yes I agree Pet. It will be good on the next version of this script if it will be coming with those kind of what you said. I think, it really helps full a lot.
0 # Marcel Pichert 2018-01-26 14:04
it doesn´t seam to work woth nuke 10.5.6.

Or does it?
0 # Tvoru Dobro 2018-04-22 19:46
The Frame Server has encountered an error. In 11 Nuke

And "Error2" in 10 Nuke

What`s the problem?
0 # sebastian brown 2018-08-30 21:48
See my comment below mayeb it would help for I did this and followed the rest of the directions and everything worked ok...

one thing to point out make sure you put just the folder mocha in your .nuke for not the root send to nuke that you extracted
0 # sebastian brown 2018-08-30 21:46
just a headss up buds

if you received a encoding not declared steaming from line you added to your init:


retype in you script editor of choice and use single qoutes for the ('./mocha') part

much love comp on !

and thanks for this helpful srcipt
0 # Cleiton Werncke 2021-04-04 06:39
Hello, I have a problem, it doesn't open the file on mocha, only open the software.
Another problem is this: "The Frame Server has encountered an error." already reported. I am using nuke 12 in centos

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