An Introduction to Scripting in Nuke

Alexander Richter Adds to His Scripting For Artists Series With a Look at Scripting for Nuke with TCL and Python

Alexander Richter is an award-winning Technical Director and Look & Software Dev Artist who has been adding to his Scripting for Artist Series. The latest is a look into writing scripts for Nuke, using TCL and Python.

Nuke’s internal language is based on TCL (Tools Command Language), an easy to use dynamic language that has a range of uses. Nuke also offers users the ability to work with Python, which is essential and standard within a professional VFX pipeline.

Richter offers an introduction to Nuke script basics. He then looks at using node expressions, the script editor, and external python files when working with Nuke, with this two part tutorial.