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connect

free tool to download and manage all your cragl tools. connect

Manage all your cragl tools - directly inside NUKE

connect is a free tool that lets you manage all of your cragl tools. You can browse all available tools directly inside NUKE, get additional information and purchase the tools.


install trial versions

Try before you buy. You can install all cragl tools as a trial directly inside connect. Just hit the trial button. Connect will download and install your trial version fully automatically for you. You will get a time limited fully featured product without any restrictions.


install tools

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


Update cragl tools directly inside NUKE

connect shows you automatically when there are a tool updates available. You can then update your tools directly inside NUKE.


FAQ

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

Features

• 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


Compatibility

Nuke8, Nuke9, Nuke10, Nuke10.5, Nuke11

Linux, Mac, Windows

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Documentation

The written documentation can be found here: connect documentation

FAQ for cragl

Here you will find some frequently asked questions on cragl. 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 the connect tool?

To install connect:
• click on the download button.
• Unpack the zip file and put the connect folder into your nuke home directory.
• In your init.py add this line:

nuke.plugin.addPath("connect")

Is connect only available for NUKE?

Yes. Connect is only available for NUKE.
That also means if you want to install smartMessage for MAYA you need to install it manually. But this is simple, please follow the steps in smartMessage'a documentation in 1.2) Instal smartMessage for MAYA

Do I need to use connect to install a cragl tool?

It is recommended to use connect to install a cragl product for NUKE. However you can also manually install any cragl tool without the help of connect. Be aware that this will actually take a bit more effort. To install a tool manually please refer to our faq and search for "Can I use any cragl product without the need to download it through connect?".

I'd like to install smartMessage for Maya. How do I install it without connect?

If you like to use smartMessage for MAYA you need to install it manually. This is simple, please follow the steps in smartMessage'a documentation in 1.2) Instal smartMessage for MAYA

Where do I find my nuke home directory?

Depending on your operating system that you are working with the path can be slightly different:

Linux: /users/username/.nuke
Mac: /Users/username/.nuke
Windows: C:/Users/username/.nuke

Can I put the connect tool somewhere on my hard drive?

Sure, you can. Just make sure to set the according path in your init.py in order to add cragl to your plugin path.

How can I unload a cragl tool?

If you don't need a specific tool to be loaded for what ever reason you don't need to uninstall, delete or move the tool. To unload a tool you can do one of these steps:

Either: Launch NUKE, open connect, switch to the 'installed tool' tab and uncheck the 'load' checkbox of the specific tool that you want to unload.

Alternatively: Go to your '_cragl_tools' directory inside your 'cragl' directory. Find the tool that you like to unload and put an underscore at the beginning of the tool's directory. So for example "smartLib_vX.X" will be renamed to "_smartLib_vX.X". Tools that start with an underscore won't be loaded.

Can I install any cragl product without connect

Although it is recommended to use connect you can actually do that. A detailed instruction can be found on our faq page. Please search for the topic 'Can I use any cragl product without the need to download it through connect?'

Versions

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



connect v2.3

• Open up for site licenses
• Use credentials to install a tool
• Add sphinx documentation
• Update internal package structure


connect v2.2

• Make shortcut to open connect editable
• Enable Proxy mode
• Bring back the trial button for uninstalled tools


connect v2.1

• Code Optimizations to improve loading speed
• Create and enable caching
• Enable installation for free tools


connect v2.0

• Made Nuke11 ready
• Major code updates and code improvements


connect v1.3

• settings tab - show connect root location
• fixed bug that caused connect in some occasions not starting because of missing dll files in windows 10


connect v1.2

• overall code optimization
• double click a tool from the short description on the left to show it in the tool description on the right
• optimized offline mode


connect v1.1

• fixed bug that caused connect from not working correctly when working in offline mode


connect v1.0

initial release