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Autodesk Flame v2019.2

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Advanced 3D visual effects compositing software

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


Highlights

Flame 2019 Effects TabEffects Tab

  • VFX meets grading
  • Edit FX in context
  • Storyboard for shot-to-shot navigation
 

MasterGrade

MasterGrade

  • A powerful new color correction toolset
  • Colorspace aware
  • Optimized for video, log, and scene-linear color spaces
 

Creative Tools

  • Beauty work
  • Bokeh
  • Convolution
  • Glare
 

Flame Features

3D compositing (Action)

Combines the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and 3D visual effects. Includes WYSIWYG preview for artists in session.

Node-based compositing (Batch)

Batch, a node-based procedural compositing environment, integrates with the timeline and desktop to combine 2D and 3D elements.

Editorial timeline

Oversee projects, create consistent looks, and correctly match graded and 3D VFX shots. Includes scene detection.

Matchbox API

Lightbox, Matchbox, and PBR shaders let you use GPU-accelerated GLSL shaders to solve challenges in Action's 3D compositing environment.

Flame features for 3D visual effects

Flame® software provides tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, and editorial finishing. Get the tools you need in an integrated, creative environment.

Combines the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and powerful 3D visual effects. Includes a WYSIWYG preview for artists in session. 

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Node-based compositing (Batch)

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

 

Editorial timeline

Use the timeline to oversee projects, create consistent looks, and correctly match graded and 3D VFX shots to editorial intention. Includes scene detection. (video: 2:53 min.)

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Conform

Create multilayer timelines faster. Use a large set of advanced conforming and troubleshooting tools in a single task-based area. (video: 1:10 min.)

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Media management

Support for additional formats and enhanced sharing and handling help you better manage your media. (video: 2:42 min.)

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Matchbox API

Use GPU-accelerated GLSL shaders to solve challenges in Action’s 3D compositing environment. (video: 3:23 min.)

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Action: Projection tracking

Turn a projection into a UV set for the geometry. (video: 2:06 min.)

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Pybox

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

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Connected Conform smart merge

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

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Modern color management

Track color space information on a per-clip basis, from source to screen. Includes the ability to lock exported color policies.

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Python API

Drive the Batch environment via scriptable commands.

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Batch Paint animation

Adjust strokes via a multifunction edit box, animate them, or limit them with user-definable frame ranges.

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Batch Paint editing

Individually edit paint strokes in the Paint node to achieve a seamless look with 16-bit floating-point depth support.

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Connected Conform workflow

A unified media management approach to share, sort, and sync media across multiple sequences.

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GMask Tracer

Create sophisticated composites using a lightweight, spline-based shape tool with integrated chroma-keying tools.

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New Scopes: HDR waveform monitoring

Enhanced signal monitoring for HDR and WCG ranges. Set viewport to Waveform, RGB Parade, a color vectorscope, 3D Cube, or Histogram widgets. Colorspace tagging informs the scope's view.

Planar tracking

Expertly and easily track perspective changes with the versatile, high-performing Planar Tracker.

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Flame-Lustre workflow

VFX toolset for colorists with a new level of integration.

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Shotgun integration

Access the power of the Shotgun review and production tracking toolset.

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New in Flame 2019

Image Timeline FX and Batch node

Integrated collective toolset for color, beauty work, production fix-it tasks or freeform creative distortions and treatments-on any Image.

Image Timeline FX and Batch Node

 

Effects tab: Task-based environment

The Effects tab lets you apply the shot-to-shot navigation principles of a color grading tool using a wide array of effects.

Effects tab: Task-based environment

 

MasterGrade: Creative Color tool

Provides 3 modes optimized for grading the 3 types of color spaces: video, logarithmic, and scene-linear. Colorspace aware. Open industry standard for super looks.

MasterGrade: Creative Color Tool

 

Creative FX for the Image node

A2Beauty and Washer Matchbox tools. Targeted at beauty work, clean up, and noise reduction. Physical Glare, for creating lens artifacts and creative lens FX for look development.

Creative FX for the Image node

Minimum system requirements

These are system requirements for Flame 2019.

  Linux Mac
OS Download custom Autodesk CentOS 7.2 ISO, MD5
or
Download custom Autodesk CentOS 7.4 ISO, MD5

2019 & 2019.1:10.11.x El Capitan, 10.12.x Sierra, High Sierra 10.13.x

2019.2: 10.11.x El Capitan, 10.12.x Sierra, High Sierra 10.13.x, Mojave 10.14.

If you wish to upgrade to High Sierra or Mojave from Sierra or older please consult the FAQ.
Action is required to avoid data loss.
GPU NVIDIA Quadro 6000 or newer Minimum 4 GB VRAM
CPU Intel 64 multi-core processor Intel 64 multi-core processor
Audio card ALSA compatible Internal Core audio
DKU version 13.2.0 download: tar, md5
RAM 16 GB
Other 1920 x 1200 display with a 60hz refresh rate
US keyboard
Mouse

Autodesk Certified Workstations

  • All components included in system requirements have been certified by Autodesk.
  • All issues relative to specific hardware components will be treated by support team as valid.
  • Fully supported by DKU & system hardware check (Linux only).

Current certified Linux workstations

HP Z8 G4

Dell Precision 7920 Tower
Dell Precision 7920 Rack

  • Flagship HP Desktop Workstation
  • Background reactor compatible
  • Maximum performance and flexibility
  • Flagship Dell Desktop Workstation
  • Background reactor compatible
  • Maximum performance and flexibility

Legacy certified Linux workstations

HP Z840
  • Background Reactor Compatible
HP Z820
  • Background Reactor Compatible
HP Z440
  • Entry level HP Desktop Workstation
  • Background Reactor unsupported
  • Autodesk Lustre unsupported   

Current Certified Mac workstations

iMacPro (Late 2017) System Requirements
  • Apple iMac Pro
  • Background Reactor not supported
Mac Pro (Late 2013) System Requirements
  • Apple desktop
  • Background Reactor not supported
iMac Retina 5K (mid-2017) System Requirements
  • Apple iMac
  • Background Reactor not supported

 

Workstations Self-qualified by Vendor

All components included in system requirements have been qualified against Autodesk's certified workstations by the vendor.

Dell T7910 Lenovo P910 Boxx Apexx W5
For more information, contact your local Dell vendor. 
Linux CentOS 7.2 or CentOS 7.4  
For more information, contact your local Lenovo vendor. 
Linux CentOS 7.2 or CentOS 7.4 
For more information, visit BOXX.com or contact your local BOXX vendor. Linux CentOS 7.2 or CentOS 7.4
  • Flagship Dell Desktop Workstation
  • Background Reactor unsupported
  • Autodesk Lustre supported
  • Flagship Lenovo Desktop Workstation
  • Background Reactor unsupported
  • Autodesk Lustre supported
  • Flagship Lenovo Desktop Workstation
  • Background Reactor unsupported
  • Autodesk Lustre supported

 

Storage solutions self-qualified by vendor

All storage solutions mentioned below have been qualified against Autodesk's certified storage solution by the vendor.

Infortrend
EonStor DS 4024 & JB 3024
Infortrend product
information
  • Ultimate mid-range storage performance
  • Innovative dual host board design
  • Fully integrated 12Gb/s SAS
  • SSD-optimized
  • Comprehensive data and security services
  • Durable and long-lasting emergency backup power
Quantum
Xcellis Scale-out and workflow storage
Quantum product
information
  • Flexible continuous scalability
  • Multi-protocol access built-in
  • Flexible connectivity options
  • Powered by StorNext 5
Dell EMC
Isilon scale out storage
Dell EMC solutions
Overview

Dell EMC Isilon
configuration &
optimization white
paper

  • Supports industry standard 4K formats, 4K/UHD color management, real-time monitoring and playback via SDI of 4K/UHD material at 50P and 60P
  • Extreme Performance: Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash accelerates content creation, management and delivery in the most demanding creation, broadcast, and delivery environments.
Netapp
E5600 Hybrid-Flash Array
Netapp E5600
product information
  • Standard SANtricity software features are available with every E-Series and EF-Series storage system.
  • High availability: Dual I/O path protection and mirroring.
  • Performance SSD Cache: Achieve automatic serving of high-reference data by up to 5TB of SSD via data-driven caching.
  • SANtricity Storage Manager: Manage the SANtricity OS and E-Series storage systems and EF-Series all-flash arrays.
OpenDrives
Avalanche NAS
Avalanche NAS
product information
  • An all-flash (SSD) array to minimize latency and maximize performance.
  • 18 GB/s aggregate throughput.
  • Native NAS protocols (NFS,SMB).
  • Edit, render, transcode, color and incorporate visual effects faster than ever.
  • Specific memory and caching enhancements to optimize speed.
  • Supports any file format, codec, or resolution.

Unsupported workstation configurations

HP Z800

NVIDIA Quadro FX5800
or
NVIDIA Quadro Q6000

AJA OEM 2K
or
AJA Kona 3G

Miricom 10GigE

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Flame Family 2019.2 Update Highlights

Creative FX:

  • Light Wrap in Action
  • GMask Tracer in Flame Assist
  • Neat video denoise via OpenFX node
  • Printer Lights in MasterGrade

Python scripting:

  • Timeline
  • Media Panel
  • Render Node
  • Camera 3D

User Feedback:

  • New Bookmarks Manager
  • New file browser
  • And more...

Navigation tips:

  • Make sure to check out https://area.autodesk.com/flame-central/, the hub for all your Flame Family links in one convenient tabbed page.
  • Looking for the Release Notes for Flame Family 2019.2 Update? Click here: Flame Family 2019.2 Update Release Notes.
  • Many new feature videos (as well as other workflow videos) are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/FlameHowTos. This Learning Channel is updated frequently, so be sure to subscribe or bookmark the page.
  • Links to specific 2019.2 Update videos are denoted by this icon: 

For details on all the new features and enhancements in this release, view the full release notes.

  • Action
  • Animation
  • AVIO
  • Backburner
  • Batch or Batch FX
  • Colour Management
  • Connected Conform
  • Effects Tab
  • File Browser
  • GMask Tracer
  • Image
  • Look
  • Matchbox
  • MediaHub
  • Media Formats
  • Media Panel
  • Miscellaneous
  • Plugins
  • Python Hooks
  • Python API
  • Security (Linux Only)
  • Shotgun
  • Stabilizer / Tracker
  • Tangent Panels
  • Timeline
  • Viewing

Flame Family 2019.1 Update Highlights

Colour:

  • RGB Curves in MasterGrade
  • Tangent Arc Support
  • Tangent panel support in Image and MasterGrade
  • Enhanced Colour Sampler
  • Conform, Timeline and Effects:
  • Search Presets
  • Drag & drop to re-order Matchbox
  • Sources C- and A-sort modes
  • Create Batch Group options

Python scripting:

  • Action
  • Timeline creation
  • Export

Navigation tips:

  • Make sure to check out https://area.autodesk.com/flame-central/, a new hub for all your Flame Family links in one convenient tabbed page.
  • Looking for the Release Notes for Flame Family 2019.1 Update? Click here: Flame Family 2019.1 Update Release Notes.
  • Many new feature videos (as well as other workflow videos) are available athttps://www.youtube.com/user/FlameHowTos. This Learning Channel is updated frequently, so be sure to subscribe or bookmark the page.

For details on all the new features and enhancements in this release, view the full release notes.

  • Action
  • AVIO
  • Batch and Batch FX
  • Batch
  • Colour Science
  • Conform
  • Effects Tab
  • Image
  • Matchbox
  • MediaHub
  • Media Export
  • Media Import
  • Python API
  • Tangent Panels Support
  • Timeline
  • Smaller But Still Nice Improvements