Media & Entertainment

Foundry designs creative software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries

Foundry software advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders across the globe. It enables clients like Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, Google, ILM, Weta Digital, The Moving Picture Company and Sony Pictures Image works to turn incredible ideas into reality, by solving complex creative challenges.


At the core of first-class compositing

NUKE is the original compositing tool from Foundry. It provides the stable foundation from which to deliver the creative vision of the most forward-thinking directors, helping to meet tight deadlines, and manage quality, scale and efficiency in a robust production pipeline.


For all your compositing needs and more

Our most powerful product is NUKEX, which comes jam-packed with tools to give artists greater freedom, arming them to tackle complex compositing challenges in new and efficient ways. The extended tool set allows artists to work efficiently, interactively and in the context of the visual effects process, without having to leave NUKEX to perform certain tasks in external software packages.NUKEX features the core NUKE toolset complimented with exclusive cutting edge tools to ease day to day compositing tasks without having to leave the package.

Nuke Studio

For all your compositing needs and more

Our industry leading NUKE range offers cutting-edge toolkits covering VFX, editorial and finishing across solutions that deliver unparalleled speed, functionality and collaboration possibilities.

Whether you’re a single shot compositor or working across projects end to end, you can find all the tools you need to get the job done fast, without quality compromise, in NUKE STUDIO.


MARI is a production proven 3D digital paint tool designed to keep artists painting. Built from the ground up so artists can spend more time being creative and less time managing technical issues, MARI lets artists paint directly onto 3D models, view work in context and spend much less time copying files back and forth between applications.

Designed to meet the needs of even the most challenging VFX painting projects, MARI is capable of handling super high-resolution textures and millions of polygons without slowing artists down. MARI is open, scriptable and interacts well with other VFX tools and Photoshop. With a customisable UI to boot, with MARI, artists can work the way they want to work.

Making life simple, MARI fits around the artist to provide a fast and flexible workflow, where day to day technical issues are a thing of the past and artists can work in ways never thought possible before.


Foundry CARA VR is a Virtual Reality plug-in toolset for Nuke. Now easily solve and refine camera position, rotation, focal length and lens distortion parameters inside Nuke. With presets for popular camera rigs and custom rig support, artifactsCARA VR can handle footage from any 360° video shoot. It’s GPU-accelerated Stitcher lets you create a high-quality 360° stitch for both mono and stereo output right in Nuke. Built on Ocula’s disparity technology, it stitches seamlessly with artefacts or ghosting, even on moving scenes, and easily exports STMAPs and UV maps. With support for popular VR headsets, you can preview your project in Nuke’s viewer while playing it back from Nuke Studio’s timeline, without the need to export to a separate review application. Includes support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift CV1 on Windows and the Oculus Rift DK2 across Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.


KATANA is the heart of the 3D pipeline; a scalable, flexible and asset based approach to look development and lighting. Built from the ground up with the needs of modern productions in mind, KATANA is a revolutionary, recipe-based and artist-facing shot production solution that offers speed and efficiency, but also scales to meet the needs of even the most demanding CG Features and VFX Films.

Offering on-demand scenegraph manipulation capabilities, KATANA’s node based approach allows rapid turn around of high complexity shots while keeping artists in control and reducing in house development overheads. Extensive APIs mean KATANA integrates with a variety of renderers and your pre-existing shader libraries and workflow tools, whilst its collaborative nature means it scales to meet any demand. The core to the 3D pipeline, KATANA enables standarised workflow, but also affords high levels of customisation to enable bespoke and ground breaking work.


Foundry HIERO gives you an all-in-one shot management, conform and review solution that supports smooth collaborative working and quick shot turnaround and delivery. With the same multi-track editorial timeline as Nuke Studio, HIERO’s intuitive and familiar editorial tools get the job done fast, whether you’re doing on-set editing on a laptop, onlining and conform back at the studio, or simply knocking out quick edits. It makes setup and management of complex, high-volume projects quick and easy. A hub for total project control, it lets you generate and share Nuke scripts, work collaboratively with annotations, and compare and manage versions with ease. With real-time playback, and numerous view options, blending modes and color sample tools, Hiero and HieroPlayer speed up review at any stage of a project. It also offers SDI-broadcast monitor-out support, so you can check your work in context. With GPU-accelerated Soft Effects on the timeline, intelligent background rendering and fluid workflows,HIERO has everything you need to complete your project on time—built in and ready to go.


  • Furnace-Problem Solving 2D Plug-ins Suite

    FURNACE is a sophisticated suite of 2D image processing plug-ins designed to enhance workflow and boost productivity for digital artists. Taking advantage of over seven years’ research into advance image processing algorithms, notably motion estimation technology, FURNACE provides digital visual effects artists with a wealth of tools to quickly and effectively tackle a diverse range of everyday compositing tasks. Wire, rig and flicker removal, a world-class retimer, grain reduction, dust-busting, image stabilisation, auto rotoscoping, image segmentation and much more, FURNACE features a whole host of plug-ins which you’ll find yourself using on a daily basis.

  • Furnace CORE for DS and FCP

    The family of plug-ins that make up FURNACECORE encapsulate the key technologies of the Academy Award-winning FURNACE toolset. These tools all use state-of-the-art technology, much of it hinging on motion estimation, to reduce the hard grind of day-to-day compositing.FURNACECORE is included as standard with NUKEX, and is additionally available on Avid DS and Apple Final Cut Pro.

Production Collective

The Production COLLECTIVE includes all our high end products below, plus a years maintenance. This means that not only do you get maintenance releases, service packs and support, but you automatically get the newest version of each product when it’s released.