New perpetual licenses for the products will be available until December 31, 2023.
Foundry has announced that new licenses of Nuke family products are now available on annual subscription. The announcement covers Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero, HieroPlayer, and Nuke Render.
New perpetual licenses for these products will be available for existing Nuke customers for the next 12 months until December 31, 2023, and will not be sold after that. Quarterly rentals will continue to be available, the company stated in a press release.
Moreover, every new subscription purchase of NukeX and Nuke Studio will also include two free Nuke Render subscriptions "to help new customers with provisioning render farms and existing customers looking to expand render farms as workload increases."
Turning to a subscription system, Foundry aims to provide customers with a more flexible way to purchase, at a lower initial cost.
“We are committed to lowering the barriers to entry for new customers and those adding new seats of Nuke,” said Christy Anzelmo, Chief Product Officer. "Subscription pricing enables customers to purchase more flexibly as their business grows and changes with new shows or projects.”
Owners of both perpetual licenses and subscriptions will have the same benefits, with a choice of either an offline or online login-based licensing system and floating rights allowing multiple artists or machines to share the same license.
Foundry customers who have purchased perpetual Nuke family licenses prior to December 31, 2023, can continue to use those licenses, while customers on active maintenance will continue to receive product updates and technical support.