cragl smartScripter v1.5

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Contributor: Simon Jokuschies
smartScripter provides functionality to quickly store, retrieve and execute python code, tcl code and Nuke node snippets. These can be stored as commands inside smartScripter and are shareable among artists. As smartScripter lets you quickly jump between different scripts, it can speed up your daily work, even if you are just working on your own.
13.1, 12.2, 12.1, 12.0, 11.3, 11.2, 11.1, 11.0, 10 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
31 May 2021

smartScripter for Nuke

smartScripter provides functionality to quickly store, retrieve and execute python code, tcl code and Nuke node snippets. These can be stored as commands inside smartScripter and are shareable among artists. As smartScripter lets you quickly jump between different scripts, it can speed up your daily work, even if you are just working on your own.


Key features

• 100% free
• Store, retrieve and execute any commands
• Supports Python, TCL and Nuke nodes commands
• Easily collaborate among artists
• Keep track of your favorite toolsets



OS: Tested under Linux Ubuntu, Linux Centos, Window 7, Windows10, MacOS

Nuke Verisions: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13


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Have a quick look at what smartScripter is:

smartScripter teaser


Here is an in depth video tutorial about smartScripter:

smartScripter teaser


A written documentation can be found here:



There are two ways how to download and install smartScipter.


Manual installation

Download smartScripter from here and unzip it somewhere to your hard drive. In your of your nuke home directory add the following line:




Please make sure that you point to the correct path and use your downloaded version number instead of x.x.x.


Automatic download and installation using cragl connect

You can use cragl's free tool connect to download and install smartScripter fully automatically. Simply download connect from and unzip it into your nuke home directory. Then add the downloaded 'cragl' folder to your nuke pluginpath:



Relaunch Nuke, choose cragl -> connect from your menu bar and click the blue 'install now' button on the right hand side of the connect window. This will download and install smartScripter fully automatically for you. Connect lets you also easily manage and update cragl tools.



1.0.0: Initial release

1.0.1: Fix imports for Nuke 11

1.0.2: Fix color picker dialog not showing up

1.0.5: Make Nuke-13 ready










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0 # Matthias Wäsch 2018-10-19 13:35
great tool! but changing the color of the snippets is not working here. nothings happens, when color button is pressed.
0 # Simon Jokuschies 2018-11-10 21:37
Hi Matthias,
Sry for the late reply, I didn't get any notification about your comment. This issue has been solved with the version 1.0.2 that I just uploaded.

Cheers, Simon
0 # Matthias Wäsch 2018-11-15 12:09
Hi Simon,
Thank you for your reply and fixing this issue.

I have a feature request as well. Would it be possible to have multiple repositories (e.g. personal and studio wide) where stacks can be saved? Thx.

Cheers, Matthias
0 # Sven Akelian 2021-05-30 21:18
Any plan to update to Nuke 13 (Python 3)? I did convert everything to realize that you use a precompiled python library... properly build against python2 so nothing we can do on our end.
+1 # Simon Jokuschies 2021-05-31 20:21
Hi Sven, the tool has already been ported to Nuke-13 / Python-3. It can be found on Here is the direct download link:

Will update here as well.
0 # Sven Akelian 2021-07-04 10:53
Thanks a lot!! Very useful tool!

I still can't load the tool:

This is at startup:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in
NameError: name 'smartScripter' is not defined

And if I try to "import smartScripter" in nuke

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in
AttributeError: module 'smartScripter' has no attribute 'main'
0 # Sven Akelian 2021-07-04 11:12
This works:

def register_pane() :
"""Register scripter to pane."""
import smartScripter
nukescripts.pan els.registerWid getAsPanel(
"smartScripter. smartScripter_l .main", "smartScripter" , "com.cragl.smartScripter")

But the panel fails to load the first time because it tries to connect to the internet, reopening it works.

Can you add a try-catch for non-networked computers?

0 # Simon Jokuschies 2021-07-04 21:59
Hi Sven,
Oh, there was a typo.. Line 26 should have been:

"smartscripter. main", "smartscripter" , "com.cragl.smartScripter")

I will update this shortly. In the meantime, the above line should help.

Concerning connecting to the web, you can set the environment variable CRAGL_NO_WEB to "True" and this should then no longer connect.

Cheers, Simon

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