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Intelligent node linking for NUKE smartLink

Simple link creation and navigation in your nodegraph

smartLink provides node linking and an advanced node navigation system for Nuke. It lets you create representation nodes of all your nodes in your node graph and lets you easily navigate between these. This simplifies navigating your nodegraph so that you can concentrate on the creative parts of your compositings.

Link anything

You can create as many links for a node as you like, add them to your favorites list, search them and categorize by node class. Read in your data just once and reference it down the line. This keeps your composites flexible and reduces errors.

Customizable to your needs

smartLink is highly customizable. You can assign your own shortcuts and set up the smartlinker to your needs. In addition, it offers a custom backdrop manager to keep your node graph neat and clean.


Do you have any question about smartLink? make sure to read our tools specific faq for smartLink.


• Node linking and easy navigation
• Favorite any node
• Jump to your nodes and cycle through links
• Backdrop Manager
• Shortcut Editor
• Customizable to your needs


Nuke8, Nuke9, Nuke10, Nuke11, Nuke12, Nuke13

Linux, Mac, Windows

where to buy

download trial

Please use our free tool connect to download your smartLink trial.
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The written documentation can be found here: smartLink documentation

FAQ for smartLink

Here you will find some frequently asked questions on smartLink. Please make sure to read them first. Please also have a look on the documentation. If you have any question that is not listed in here please don't hesitate to contact us. We are pleased to help you.

How do I install smartLink?

Each cragl tool can be installed via cragl connect - our free tool to install and manage all of your cragl tools directly inside NUKE. If you haven't already done so please download connect.
By opening connect you will see a list of all cragl tools. You can drag and drop it to the right hand side of the connect window to reveal more infos. Just click on "buy". After purchasing you will receive an install code for your tool. Now simply click "install now" and enter the received install code. The tool will be downloaded and installed automatically for you. So you don't need to struggle with any install issue.


Here you find an overview of the smartLink's versions and its improvements. Please log in to download versions.

smartLink v1.3.1

• Fix dropping license into license window raises UnicodeDecodeError

smartLink v1.3.1

• Fix reading trial license data fails decrypting
• Send email to license author when machine installs license

smartLink v1.2.1

• Make Nuke-13 ready

smartLink v1.2.0

• Allow install if mac id is already in DB and license quantity is 0
• Speed up running in offline mode

smartLink v1.1.0

• Open up for site licenses
• Generate license by license file, login and install code

smartLink v1.0.1

• Fix Backdrop manager not showing up in Nuke-11

smartLink v1.0.0

• Initial release