The Zync Nuke plugin.
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Zync Plugin for Nuke

Tested with all versions of Nuke 7 and 8.


This plugin depends on zync-python, the Zync Python API.

Before trying to install zync-nuke, make sure to download zync-python and follow the setup instructions there.


Note that the simplest and recommended way to install Zync plugins is through the Zync Client Application (see instructions). The steps described below are for advanced users and we recommend to proceed with them only if you need to modify the plugin code for your custom needs.

Clone the Repository

Clone this repository to the desired location on your local system. If you're doing a site-wide plugin install, this will have to be a location accessible by everyone using the plugins.

Config File

Contained in this folder you'll find a file called Make a copy of this file in the same directory, and rename it

Edit in a Text Editor. It defines one config variable - API_DIR - the full path to your zync-python directory.

Set API_DIR to point to the zync-python you installed earlier, save the file, and close it.

Set Up

You'll need to locate your .nuke folder, usually stored within your HOME folder. In there you'll need a file called This file may already exist. should contain the following text:

import nuke
import zync_nuke
menubar ='Nuke');
menu = menubar.addMenu('&Render')
menu.addCommand('Render on Zync', 'zync_nuke.submit_dialog()')

This will add an item to the "Render" menu in Zync that will allow you to launch Zync jobs.


That's it! Restart Nuke to pull in the changes you made.