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GridIron debuts Nucleo Pro 2

updated 12:20 pm EDT, Fri March 30, 2007

Nucleo Pro 2 unveiled

GridIron Software has unveiled an upgrade to Nucleo Pro that will allow users to render 3D applications in the Background Render Queue. The software serves to increase productivity while optimizing workflow for visual effects artists using Adobe After Effects. Nucleo Pro 2 will provide a central place to manage renders for After Effects as well as 3D Studio Max, Maya, Shake, Cinema 4D, XSI, Houdini, Metal Ray, and Brazil. The update also expands the workflow possibilities with a new type of proxy designed to optimize rendering for nested compositions. Nucleo Pro 2 is due to ship this summer for $400, though customers can pre-order Nucleo Pro 2 starting April 16th for $300 until the first day Nucleo Pro 2 begins shipping. Nucleo Pro 1 owners can upgrade for $100, and original Nucleo upgrades are priced at $350.

Nucleo Render Proxies, Background Render Queue

Nucleo users can customize how nested compositions are rendered to further streamline render times using Nucleo Pro 2. Users can flag a nested comp to render sub-compositions to an internal "cache file" format, and can specify the output format of the main composition render.

The updated software supports dragging projects for any of the supported applications into the Background Render Queue, allowing users to specify the appropriate render settings and allow Nucleo Pro to initiate and manage the render in the background. Support is available for most popular 3D rendering applications, including: Maxon Cinema 4D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Maya, Softimage XSI, Apple Shake, Side Effects Software Houdini, Mental Images Metal Ray, and SplutterFish Brazil.

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