Nuke 15.0, Katana 7.0 and Mari 7.0 announced
Foundry has announced the release of Nuke 15.0, along with upcoming versions of Katana 7.0 and Mari 7.0.
Nuke 15.0 brings faster creative iteration for artists, thanks to native Apple silicon that increases processing speeds by up to 20%. The update also includes improvements to the CopyCat machine learning tool, making training speeds up to two times faster. Katana 7.0 focuses on reducing the need to switch between applications by improving USD workflows. Similarly, Mari 7.0 introduces new baking tools that speed up the creation of geometry-based maps.
In addition to these enhancements, Foundry’s software updates comply with the VFX Reference Platform 2023 standards. The company is also testing compatibility with Linux versions like Rocky 9.1, Alma, and RHEL. To ease the transition, Foundry is providing dual releases of Nuke and Katana, which allows clients to test new features while also testing pipeline compatibility with the latest Linux releases.
Nuke 15.0 will also feature a tech preview of OpenAssetIO, an open-source standard managed by the Academy Software Foundation. This aims to simplify asset and version management.
To see a detailed description of what’s new, visit the Foundry website.