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Q100427: What Are The Limitations Of Nuke Non-Commercial


This article details the limitations of Nuke Non-Commercial.


Nuke Non-Commercial has some license restrictions, meaning that certain nodes within Nuke are unavailable in Nuke Non-Commercial. There are also a few functional differences between Commercial and Non-Commercial versions of the Nuke family. Here are the most important limitations of using the Non-Commercial versions:

  • Output resolution is limited to HD (1920 x 1080).
  • The WriteGeo, Primatte, Ultimatte, BlinkScript, and GenerateLUT nodes are disabled.
  • 2D format support is disabled for MPEG4 and h264.
  • There’s no support for third-party plug-ins—only plug-ins that ship with Nuke are supported.
  • Data storage is encrypted, meaning that you cannot open Nuke Non-commercial files in the commercial version of Nuke.
  • Python scripting is limited.

For more information regarding Nuke Non-Commercial restrictions and functionality, please visit our Non-Commercial FAQ Page


More information about Nuke Non-Commercial is available on the Nuke Non-Commercial page of the Foundry Website and in the following articles on the Support Portal:

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