Tweak Software, the guys who created RV-image and sequence viewer software, have teamed up with The Foundry to build an RV/NUKE integration package that provides a beautifully seamless workflow between the two applications, which are said to deliver high-performance RV playback as you work in NUKE.
This is set to be an incredibly valuable tool for any NUKE artist. You can use RV as a kind of ‘visual history browser’ to look at renders from any node in your NUKE script, and it will allow instant feed back on your work. The new workflow takes full advantage of RV’s high performance playback from disk or RAM, GPU acceleration, linear-light colour pipeline and it features an interface that aids artists as they work. You can also render directly into an existing EDL, layout or A/B comparison.
So, how does it work? Well, RV communicates with NUKE over a live connection as you playback, organise, compare and track the history of your work within NUKE. If you want my opinion, that's a great step forward from the old flipbook-style workflow. It’s just another intuitive step in the right direction that lets artist concentrate on creating images rather than managing them.
If you want to use the RV/NUKE you'll need RV version 3.10.10, NUKE 6.1 or newer and the RV/NUKE integration package, which is neatly bundled with the RV 3.10.10 download.
Intrigued? I'll admit that I was too. So, why don't you find out more? All you'll need to do is get in touch with us the usual way, and we'll do our best to fill in the blanks.
If you fancy giving Tweak RV a bit of a test drive, you can request a trial license from the Tweak Software website.
So, what are my predictions for these products? Well, they are already very powerful in their own right, but together they will be a force to be reckoned with.