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Features for Flame

Visual effects finishing tools

Flame® software provides tools for 3D compositing, visual fx, and editorial finishing. Featuring the Flame desktop, a multilayer timeline, conform, media management, and interactive performance, Flame gives you the tools you need in an integrated creative environment.

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    3D visual effects

  • Lightbox and Matchbox Action tools

    Expertly composite and create visual effects with new look development tools and improved color management. The new Lightbox and the addition of Matchbox in Action enables you to use GPU-accelerated GLSL shaders to solve artistic challenges right where they occur – in the 3D compositing environment. Improved color management provides more precision when developing looks.

  • Context-based Flame desktop workflow

    Use new Batch reel groups, a better versioning workflow, and multi-Batch in the Flame 2016 desktop for a context-based workflow that connects all the areas in the desktop: the timeline, Batch, and reels. Choose whichever toolset is right for the task during visual effects finishing and look development, for a faster path to completion.

  • Better interactivity

    Improve interactive performance during client-attend sessions with better proxy handling, Reactor 3.0 for faster rendering in Action, and foreground export.

  • Batch improvements based on user feedback

    Navigate schematics, access node information, and handle node inputs that have different bit-depths, with several improvements in Batch and BFX that are based on user feedback. 

  • Planar tracking

    This feature was first made exclusively available to customers on a maintenance plan as part of Extension 2 for Autodesk Flame 2015 software.

  • 3D visual effects and compositing tools

    Perform 3D compositing as fast as 2D with exceptional speed and an interactive workflow. Get a broad range of innovative tools for 3D visual effects, compositing, and advanced graphics within a tightly integrated creative environment.

  • Unparalleled performance

    Access unique workflows, creative tools, interactivity, and processing power for every project. Interactivity and playback performance in Action, Batch, and the timeline is accelerated by Reactor, a 16-bit floating point GPU.

  • End-to-end 4K workflow

    Flame now offers an end-to-end 4K and Ultra HD workflow to help with your most challenging projects.

  • Flame Desktop

    Use the highly responsive visual environment of the Flame Desktop to perform faster experimentation and development of your creative ideas. The Flame Desktop features tight integration between the desktop reels, the timeline, and the Batch procedural compositing environment.

  • Action 3D compositing environment

    Create visual effects, correct image problems, add lighting effects to 3D composites, and more, with a range of effects creation tools in Action. Gain the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and powerful 3D visual effects. GPU-accelerated performance helps you work faster to create visual effects as you blend.

  • Batch procedural compositing

    Batch, a node-based procedural compositing environment that features the Flame creative toolset, is tightly integrated with the timeline and Flame Desktop. Increase your efficiency with a better workflow and faster performance when building composites in Batch.

  • Modern color management

    More easily mix footage from digital cinema cameras, film scans, and video with support for ACES, the Academy Color Encoding System 16-bit format. The optimized, floating-point color-processing engine in Flame uses the Academy/ASC color transform format and provides the color transforms needed to convert between the ACES reference color space and a wide variety of input and output devices. 

  • Stereoscopic 3D finishing

    Take on finishing challenging stereoscopic 3D (S3D) post-production projects. For true 3D visual effects, Flame helps you deliver S3D projects faster.

  • Workflow with 3D

    Use CG assets in finishing via open workflows with 3D animation software and make changes in post when speed and interactivity are essential.

    Editorial workflow

  • New camera and format support

    Gain extended support for the latest cameras and formats with Flame 2016.

  • Workflow improvements

    Better support creativity with an extensive editorial toolset in Batch FX and Reel Groups on the desktop. 

  • Full timeline creative workflow

    Oversee projects, easily create consistent looks, and correctly match graded and 3D VFX shots to editorial intention using the redesigned timeline. Supported by Reactor, the GPU-driven pipeline, the timeline provides greater interactivity and effects workflow. 

  • Unified approach to media management

    Designed for faster browsing and easier organization, the new MediaHub consolidates media management tools into a single area. The MediaHub helps you more easily browse, search, organize, import, and export multiple files at once; resize and apply LUTs (lookup tables) to files on import; and apply presets from one central location.

  • Faster conforming

    Access an extensive set of conforming and troubleshooting tools in a single task-based area for faster creation of multilayer timelines. With tight integration between the timeline, event list, and media, you can relink faster, troubleshoot more effectively, and more efficiently aggregate the final timeline.

  • Audio tools

    Access a full set of timeline-based audio editing and processing tools. Audio tools include real-time playback of up to 32 audio tracks, and segment-based audio soft effects for full audio editing and mixing capabilities.

Note: This feature is exclusively available to customers who subscribe to Flame or who have a current maintenance plan.