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Installation
Mac, PC, Linux Installation

Copy the plugin to your standard plugin path. This is either defined by the nuke environment variable (NUKE_PATH) or directly by your application plugin directory, e.g.:
 

Typical Install folders:


Windows
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nuke\x.x\plugins\

Linux
/usr/local/Nuke/x.x/plugins/

Mac
/Library/Application Support/Nuke/x.x/plugins/

 

 
PLEASE NOTE:
If you are installing Nuke for the first time you will need to create the following directory manually:

C:\Program Files > Common Files > Nuke > {version number} > plugins

MENU.PY
Do not put the "menu.py" file into the

C:\Program Files > {version number} > plugins

plugins folder or it will overwrite the Nuke menu.py file.

 

Installing Textures and Presets


The presets and textures are available as a separate download and have to be copied to your desired location. Optical Flares will look up this data in the following directories by default:

Windows
Default application directory

Linux
Your home directory

Mac
/Library/Application Support/Optical Flares/
 
PLEASE NOTE:
Since Nuke is changing default paths during startup and runtime we recommend that you set up Optical Flares
to custom install directories. Specific path variables help Optical Flares to identify the install locations
of the license and the textures/presets. You can set up

OPTICAL_FLARES_PATH

to identify that location.
If it is not present, Optical Flares will look up the data in the default directories as listed in our install
Instructions above but they may be changed by Nuke and in this case you will need to make a custom install path. 

Generating License


If you install the plugin and create a node, you will be prompted with a license dialog. This dialog will show you a hardware ID. This ID can be used to download a license in the VC Product Download area.

  
Optical Flares for Nuke Plugin                                                                                Video Copilot Product Download Section

Installing the License


The license can be installed to the same default directories as the textures and presets:

Windows
Default application directory (Nuke application directory)

Linux
Home directory

Mac
/Library/Application Support/Optical Flares/
 

Installing Shortcut inside Nuke with your Menu.py
 

Alternatively you can right click, choose Others>All Plug-ins> Then select Optical Flares from the “O” menu. But just install the menu shortcut!

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