Python-based Machine Learning Frame Server for Nuke
This repository contains the client-server system enabling Machine Learning (ML) inference in Nuke. This work is split into two parts: a client Nuke plug-in Plugins/Client/ and the Python frame server Plugins/Server.
The following models are provided as examples:
- blur: a simple gaussian blur operation
- trainingTemplateTF: a training template written in TensorFlow which enables simple image-to-image training. Instructions on how to use this template are found here.
The Machine Learning (ML) plug-in connects Nuke to a Python server to apply ML models to images. The plug-in works as follows:
- The Nuke node can connect to a server given an ip address and port,
- The Python server responds with the list of available Machine Learning (ML) models and options,
- The Nuke node displays the models in an enumeration knob, from which the user can choose,
- On every renderStripe call, the current image and model options are sent from the Nuke node to the server,
- The server does an inference on the image using the chosen model/options. This inference can be an actual inference operation of a machine learning model, or just some other image processing code,
- The resulting image is sent back to the Nuke node.
Please find installation instructions in INSTALL.md.
- The GPU can run out of memory when doing model inference. To run Mask-RCNN, it is necessary to have a GPU memory of at least 6GB.
- If you get the following error: "The TensorFlow library was compiled to use AVX instructions, but these aren't available on your machine." Please refer to issue#10 [Thanks to samhodge]
The source code is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, found in LICENSE.
This plug-in was initially created by Sebastian Lutz (https://v-sense.scss.tcd.ie/?profile=sebastian-lutz).
- Mask R-CNN. Kaiming He, Georgia Gkioxari, Piotr Dollár, and Ross Girshick. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017.
- DensePose: Dense Human Pose Estimation In The Wild. Riza Alp Güler, Natalia Neverova, Iasonas Kokkinos. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.