Q100106: How does Nuke licensing work?



This article explains how NUKE licensing works both in terms of what licenses are requested and how the license usage appears on a license server.


Different licenses for different modes of NUKE

Different NUKE modes require different licenses:

  • Nuke requires a nuke_i license

  • NukeX requires a nuke_i and a nukex_i license

  • NukeStudio requires a nuke_i, nukex_i and nukestudio_i licenses

  • NukeAssist requires a nukexassist_i license

NOTE: You can run Hiero with a hiero_i licence or a nuke_i, nukex_i and nukestudio_i license. However, hieroplayer requires a separate hieroplayer_i license.

When you purchase Nuke, NukeX or NukeStudio you will get the appropriate licenses.  For example, if you buy 2 NukeX licenses you will receive 2 nuke_i and 2 nukex_i licenses.



If you are experiencing difficulties with your Nuke licenses, please create a support ticket to let us know the exact issue encountered and the troubleshooting steps that have been taken.

For more information on how to open a support request, please refer to this article:

Q100064: How to raise a support ticket

Our Support Portal provides further information and advice on using our licenses. Specific guides related to this issue can be found below:

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