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multithreaded background rendering and super fast feedback for NUKE
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Instant messenger for NUKE and MAYA. Communicate with other artists, share data and connect locally and world wide.
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Project and shot management for Nuke. Whether you work alone or in a team, you'll love it
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Manage your node menus including nodes and gizmos in a clever and simple way
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free tool to download and manage all your cragl tools.
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Dramatically reduce your rendering times

smartRender lets you reduce your rendering times and makes rendering dramatically faster compared to the standard rendering process. It uses all your hardware resources efficiently to speed up the processing. Additionally it includes functionality to get super fast comp previews in a few seconds.

Detailed job log

smartRender lets you view a detailed job log which can also be exported as a text file. It gives you instant feedback and lets you also detect rendering errors.

Customize your rendering commands

smartRender works out of the box producing fast renderings but if you have some programing experience you can edit, change and customize smartRender's processing commands to your needs so you can fully customize it to your pipeline.


• Multi threaded background rendering for NUKE
• Dramatically speed up your renderings
• Batch render multiple jobs
• Super fast feedback preview
• Detailed job log information
• Customize render commands to your needs

Connect with smartMessage

smartMessage is an instant messenger for NUKE and MAYA. smartMessage offers the ability to connect to other artists locally and globally, write messages and share node setups, images, alembic files and much more. You can use both chat methods simultaneously - local and global connections. If you use the first method then your computer doesn't even need to be connected to the web.

We respect your privacy

With both options all data is safely stored encrypted. Only you and the other communication partner can read the messages.


• Instant messenger for NUKE and MAYA
• Connect world wide and with your local artists
• Group chats
• Exchange messages, nodes, images, files, etc.
• Everything is saved encrypted

Work smart and efficient

smartLib is a project and shot management system for NUKE. Do you find yourself often switching between several shots and projects? Then you will love this tool.

Keep track of all your work and collaborate

You can set shot status and write comments for each shot and thus keep track of your work. This data is shared with other artists which makes collaborating simpler and faster.


• Project and shot manager for NUKE
• Keep track off all your shots
• Easily navigate between multiple projects and shots
• Per shot todo list and status view
• Export all of your project details as pdf
• Create new shots by shot templates
• Automatically set up render locations

Manage your node menues in a new way

smartShelves lets you manage your custom shelves including nodes and gizmos in NUKE in a simple, fast and intuitive way. You can always add new nodes and gizmos, edit and delete items whenever you like.

No need to script anything anymore

To set up custom shelves you usually need some python scripting. smartShelves does that job for you. You can create custom shelves and add nodes and gizmos and don't need to script any line of code for that.


• Shelves and gizmo manager for NUKE
• Manage your node menus without any coding
• Easily install gizmos/ nodes and assign shortcuts
• Access the latest created nodes

Manage all your cragl tools - directly inside NUKE

connect is a free tool that lets you manage all of your cragl tools directly inside NUKE. connect offers a window which shows all available cragl tools - directly inside NUKE. You can browse tools, get direct connection to purchasing them and getting more information.

install and update tools

You use connect to install and update all of your purchased cragl tools. Installing them can't be simpler – Just enter your instal code that was sent to you by email when you purchased one of our product. The purchased tool will be downloaded and installed automatically for you. Connect lets you install trial versions of all cragl product.


• Install and manage all of your cragl tools
• Install all trial versions
• Update tools
• Check for tools news
• Link for more information and purchase
• All actions take place directly inside NUKE