Want to script your own nodes, toolbars, and general settings in Nuke? The first step to onboard customization using Python scripting is to create Nuke ‘menu.py’ and ‘init.py’ files in your directory location.
How and where do I create Nuke ‘menu.py’ and ‘init.py’ files?
1. Please find your default folder location
.nuke default folder location Linux: /home/login name/.nuke macOS: /Users/login name/.nuke Windows: C:\Users\user name\.nuke
2. Please open the text program.
3. Save an empty file named ‘menu.py’ and ‘init.py’ each in your default folder location.
4. Test if it works with a popup message ‘Hello, world’ to check Nuke ‘menu.py’, ‘init.py’ is installed.
[menu.py] – At this file, copy the following code
import nuke nuke.message("hello,world")
and see if the message appears by starting your nuke.
Upon launching Nuke, if a popup message exclaims “Hello, world,” you’re on the right track. Once it’s working, just simply delete the code.
Now you are all ready to dive into scripting!
With these foundational steps completed, you’re now poised to dive into the exciting realm of scripting. Customizing nodes, crafting toolbars, and fine-tuning settings will become second nature as you harness the power of Python scripting within Nuke. Should any hurdles arise, feel free to seek assistance by reaching out to email@example.com.
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