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Advanced 3D visual effects software

Flame® software offers tools for fast, interactive 3D visual effects, finishing, compositing, advanced graphics, color grading, conform, editorial, and look development.

Flame features

  • 3D compositing (Action)


    Combines the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and powerful 3D visual effects. Includes WYSIWYG preview for artists in session. (video: 2:25 min.)

  • Node-based compositing (Batch)


    Batch, a node-based procedural compositing environment, integrates with the timeline and desktop to combine 2D and 3D elements. (video: 3:32 min.)

  • Editorial timeline


    Oversee projects, create consistent looks, and correctly match graded and 3D VFX shots. Includes scene detection. (video: 2:53 min.)

  • Matchbox API


    Lightbox, Matchbox, and PBR shaders let you use GPU-accelerated GLSL shaders to solve challenges in Action’s 3D compositing environment. (video: 3:23 min.)

What's new

  • Action projection tracking


    Turn a projection into a UV set for the geometry. 

  • Connected Conform smart merge


    Merge new editorial cuts dynamically with work-in-progress shots late in a project. 

  • Python API


    Drive the Batch environment via scriptable commands.

  • Pybox


    Use a scriptable handler to process your images via external renderers. 

Which Flame product is right for you?

  • Flame

    Tools for fast and interactive visual effects finishing and 3D compositing.

  • Flame Assist

    A timeline-centric, fully compatible assistant station for Flame.

  • Flare

    A fully compatible creative assistant station for Flame in collaborative VFX workflows.

  • Lustre

    Real-time color grading software for creative look development. (video: 1:45 min.)

See what customers are doing

Reveal 42 studio uses Flame to meet client demands

Meeting client demands with Flame

Reveal 42’s David Klinkowize explains how the studio relies on Flame and Maya to edit, composite, and create in the fast-paced world of broadcast promos.

Creating seamless visual effects

Video: VFX studio MPC London uses Flame to clear London streets

Studio creates a deserted London for ad

VFX studio MPC London used Flame to digitally clear London’s busiest locations of people, cars, and distracting objects for an ad for Bose.

Feature film Arrival used Flame for VFX effects

Arrival features Flame VFX

Louis Morin, freelance production VFX supervisor, discusses the making of the blockbuster film Arrival and its seamless photorealistic effects, which were composited in Flame.

Use Flame with other Autodesk software

Add Shotgun for a faster pipeline

Flame + Shotgun

Integrate Flame with other tools in your facility’s post-production pipeline and use Shotgun production management software for reviews and approvals.

Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software

Optimize your 3D scenes with Maya

Flame + Maya

Import and export 3D geometry with a flexible and robust toolset. Deep integration enables you to move quickly from one tool to another to achieve just the right look.