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v2022.2 Autodesk Flame

Autodesk Flame
  

3D visual effects (VFX), finishing, and color grading software

Autodesk Flame® 3D VFX and finishing software provide effective tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, and editorial finishing. An integrated, creative environment means faster compositing, advanced graphics, color correction, and more.

Enjoy the speed of 2D compositing—with 3D visual effects

Flame® 3D VFX and finishing software provide powerful tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, and editorial finishing. An integrated, creative environment means faster compositing, advanced graphics, color correction, and more.

Autodesk Flame overview (video: 3:25 min.)

Discover a unique way to isolate and modify common objects

Extract mattes of the human body, head, and face with AI-powered tools for color adjustment, relighting, and digital cosmetic and beauty work. Isolate skies and salient objects quickly for grading and VFX jobs.

Machine Learning Tools in Autodesk Flame (video: 3:39 min.)

Maintain a creative mindset in a simple, task-based environment

Edit, composite, and color correct in one environment, without toggling between software. Create and iterate quickly for more productive client sessions.

Image Timeline FX and batch node (video: 1:50 min.)

 


What’s new in Autodesk Flame 2022.1

What’s new in Autodesk Flame 2022

A smarter, forward-thinking Flame provides you with new camera matchmove tracking, augmented by machine learning technology. Flame’s integrated finishing toolset also sees significant updates with a new creative LUT Loader and the ability to drive Flame’s color grading and effects environment from a tactile colorist control panel. In response to the shift to remote work, you can also now share full-screen, high-quality video, enabled by Network Device Interface (NDI®) video preview streaming.

Camera Analysis Node – Motion Matchmove Solver:

Flame’s new Camera Analysis tool provides you with remarkable, automatic camera solves and 3D geometry output. This new, next-generation camera tracker uses cutting-edge scene reconstruction algorithms similar to autonomous vehicle smart ‘vision’ and reality capture point cloud reconstruction. Combining Structure from Motion (SfM) and visual simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) techniques, this new node produces thousands of accurately tracked points, enabling high-quality results in minutes.

With machine learning, it discards moving ‘bad data’ like humans, vehicles, and sky regions that would otherwise have to be manually removed from a standard scene-based solve.

This toolset allows you to place 3D objects in a moving shot and apply masking for compositing, selective effects, or color grading. Macros for re-projection also allow you to quickly place cleaned-up ‘patches’ or new elements into a scene.

Tangent Colourist Control Panel Support

Flame gets expanded Tangent colorist control panel support for Tangent Hub’s Arc, Element, Wave 2, Ripple, and Element-Vs devices, allowing you to color grade entirely from a tactile control panel. In addition, Tangent colorist control panels, and iOS and Android apps can be purchased separately from tangentwave.co.uk.

Colour Management LUT Loader Matchbox

A new shader, ColourMgmt, lets you import an external file-based Lookup Table (LUT) or Colour Transform directly inside Action and Image nodes in Flame, and Flare. You can then apply the ‘look’ over the entirety or a part of a picture via a Selective, through a traditional or ML-based key and GMask isolation.

Loading previously made, standard Lookup Table (LUT) or Colour Transforms from a wide variety of file formats (.3dl .cube .ctf .ccc) allows for instant creative manipulation of all or part of a picture. Imported LUT files can also be applied in a user-prescribed working color space.

Blackmagic RAW Support – Camera Raw Media

You can now import Blackmagic Design RAW media in Flame, Flare, Flame Assist, and Lustre. Its default tagged color space is set to BMD Film / WideGamut Gen5. There is also a scene-linear BMD WideGamut Gen5 CS available in Cameras/BlackmagicDesign.

NDI® – Software Video Preview

In an ongoing effort to provide remote work solutions, you can now offer a high-quality viewing experience to multiple remote viewers with Network Device Interface (NDI®). NDI® video preview streaming support enables you to multicast full-screen video across an IP computer network in Flame, Flare, and Flame Assist.

NDI® is compatible with webcasting software like OBS Studio, Skype, Zoom, Ecamm Live, or cloud-based services like SetStream (https://setstream.io). Using these 3rd party tools, Flame video preview can also be streamed to public streaming services like YouTube Live, Facebook, Periscope, and Twitch.

Community-Requested Updates

A slew of creative finishing improvements based on community feedback has been added to Flame as well, including a streamlined Linux install and configuration experience, many Gmask legacy features, being made available in the GMask Tracer, a larger curves view in MasterGrade, and an update to Python 3, required for integrating Flame into a modern pipeline.

What’s new in Flame 2021

Flame® 2021 software includes a GPU-accelerated defocus effect, more ways to segment the human face using machine learning, and enhancements to the Image/Effects toolset.

Maintain a creative mindset in a simple, task-based environment

Edit, composite, and color correct in one environment, without toggling between software. Create and iterate quickly for more productive client sessions and to stay in the flow.

Use collaboration and media management tools

  • Get smart media management with customizable views.
  • Support any modern format, including 8K.
  • Collaborate quickly with other artists using scriptable Python API commands.

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.

What’s new in Autodesk Flame 2020

 

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

 

autodesk flame3D/AOV: Z-depth map generator
Machine learning for live-action scene-depth reclamation. Analyze shots, color correct, or apply effects based on camera distance.

 

autodesk flame3D/AOV: human face normal map generator
Use machine learning to generate 3D surface-orientation bump maps for color adjustment, relighting, and beauty retouching.

 

autodesk flameCryptomatte render pass support
Making crypto objects, assets, and materials available in Flame and Flare without having to request re-rendering.

 

Autodesk FlameRefraction
3D objects can now refract real-world material, distorting background objects based on surface material characteristics.

 


Flame features for 3D visual effects

Flame 2022 adds AI-powered tools, remote solutions

Explore the latest 3D VFX and finishing features in Flame®, Flame Assist, Flare, and Lustre.

Machine Learning

Human face extraction

FLAME, FLARE

Extract mattes using machine learning with a new human-face region Semantic keyer.

Semantic keyer for sky extraction

FLAME, FLARE

Isolate skies with a single click to remove clouds, add treatments to sky backgrounds, and more.
Flame user interface showing an image and an isolation of the women from the image

Human body and head extraction

FLAME, FLARE

Isolate human bodies and heads for fast, iterative color grading and light FX treatments on shots.

AI-powered salient keyer

FLAME, FLARE

Identify and provide a matte for the most obvious object within a bounding box using object recognition tools.

Z-depth map generator

FLAME, FLARE

Machine learning for live-action, scene-depth reclamation. Color correct and apply effects based on camera distance.

Human face normal map generator

FLAME, FLARE

Use machine learning to generate 3D surface-orientation bump maps for color adjustment, relighting, and retouching.

3D compositing and VFX

NEW Next-generation automatic Camera motion MatchMove solver

FLAME, FLARE

Enhanced Camera solver based on SFM (Structure from Motion) and Visual SLAM, with machine learning object detection.

3D selective motion vector mode

FLAME, FLARE

Feed CG-rendered or analyzed motion vectors directly into 3D selectives to combine with masks.

3D compositing (Action)

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE

Combines the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and powerful 3D visual effects.

PhysicalDefocus

FLAME, FLARE

Try the GPU-accelerated rack defocus effect for Image, Action, and Batch.

Cryptomatte render pass support

FLAME, FLARE

Crypto object, asset, and materials are available in Flame and Flare without having to request re-rendering.

PhysicalDefocus

FLAME, FLARE

Try the GPU-accelerated rack defocus effect for Image, Action, and Batch.

Cryptomatte render pass support

FLAME, FLARE

Crypto object, asset, and materials are available in Flame and Flare without having to request re-rendering.

Color grading and finishing

NEW Robust integrated finishing core toolset

FLAME, FLARE

Apply color and effects in an integrated environment. Connects to Tangent colorist control panels.

MasterGrade: Creative color tool

FLAME, FLARE

Provides modes optimized to grade the 3 types of color spaces: video, logarithmic, and scene-linear.

The Explorer

FLAME, FLARE, FLAME ASSIST

Save and recall color grading and FX work in the Explorer, a dedicated grade bin and reference comparison area.

More features

NEW NDI video preview streaming

FLAME, FLARE, FLAME ASSIST

Remotely present high-quality content with Fullscreen Video over IP to any NDI receiver or webcasting “studio” software.

Dolby Vision HDR authoring and display workflow

FLAME, FLARE, FLAME ASSIST

Import, author, display, and export Dolby Vision HDR animatable metadata.

Refraction

FLAME, FLARE

3D objects can refract real-world material, distorting background objects based on surface material characteristics.

Creative FX for the Image node

FLAME, FLARE

Use A2Beauty and Washer Matchbox tools for beauty work and clean up, and Physical Glare for camera lens effects.

Conform

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST

Create multilayer timelines faster. Use advanced conforming and troubleshooting tools in a single task-based area.

Effects tab: Task-based environment

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE

Apply the shot-to-shot navigation principles of a color grading tool using a wide array of effects.

Image Timeline FX and Batch node

FLAME, FLARE

An integrated toolset for color, beauty work, production fix-it tasks, or freeform creative treatments on any image.

Editorial timeline

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST

Oversee projects, create consistent looks, and correctly match graded and 3D VFX shots to editorial intention.

Automatic background reactor

FLAME, FLARE, FLAME ASSIST

Automatic cache on playback is available when using Linux Flame, making creative look dev tasks faster.

Media management

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST

Support for additional formats and enhanced sharing and handling help you better manage your media.

Matchbox API

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE

Use GPU-accelerated GLSL shaders to solve challenges in Action’s 3D compositing environment.

Action: Projection tracking

FLAME, FLARE

Turn a projection into a UV set for geometry.

Pybox

FLAME, FLARE, FLAME ASSIST

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

Connected Conform smart merge

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST

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

Modern color management

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE, LUSTRE

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

Python API

FLAME, FLARE, FLAME ASSIST

Drive the Batch environment using scriptable commands.

Batch Paint animation

FLAME, FLARE

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

Batch Paint editing

FLAME, FLARE

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

Connected Conform workflow

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST

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

GMask Tracer

FLAME, FLARE

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

Scopes: HDR waveform monitoring

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE

Enhanced signal monitoring for HDR and WCG ranges. Colorspace tagging informs the scopes view.

Planar tracking

FLAME, FLARE

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

Shotgun integration

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE

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

Node-based compositing (Batch)

FLAME, FLARE

Batch integrates with the timeline and desktop to combine 2D and 3D elements iteratively.

Effects environments: Groups

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE

Filter shots and make comparisons and adjustments with this visual organizational structure.

Effects environments: Layouts

FLAME, FLAME ASSIST, FLARE

Customize layouts by setting viewports, storyboard, media panel, timeline effects pipeline, and more.

 

 

 

 

 


 LinuxMac
OSLinux CentOS 8.2
Linux CentOS 7.6
Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11.1 +
Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15.x
Apple® macOS® Mojave v10.14.x
CPU Type64-bit Intel CPU
Recommended: Intel Xeon gold
64-bit Intel CPU
** Apple M1 CPU not currently supported
Recommended: Intel Core i7 or higher
MemoryBasic: 64GB
Recommended: 96 GB or higher
Basic: 32GB
Recommended: 64 GB or higher
Audio deviceAlsa compatible
Pulse compatible
Display ResolutionMinimum: 1920x1080 display @60hz
High Resolution: 4096x2160 @ 60hz
Minimum: 1920x1080 display @60hz
Supports any retina display resolution
Display CardNvidia quadro M series
Recommended: M6000 , P6000, RTX6000
Mac native installed graphics cards with 8gb Vram minimum
Recommended: Radeon Pro vega II
Disk Space10 GB free disk space for download and installation10 GB free disk space for download and installation
Control DevicesUs Keyboard , Mouse
Recommended: Wacom intuos tablet
Us keyboard, Apple-compliant Mouse
Recommended: Wacom intuos tablet
Optional hardwareVideo I/O
See Optional Certified Hardware Devices for Flame Family workstations
See Optional Certified Hardware Devices for Flame Family workstations
Disk FormatXFS APFS, APFS(Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)
External storageRecommended: high speed external storageRecommended: high speed external storage
Driver & Kernel Utilities configuration packageDKU 16.2.0 (md5)

Flame 2021 - Linux workstation requirements

Current certified Linux workstations

HP Z8 G4System Requirements
Linux CentOS 7.4 or 7.6
  • Flagship HP Desktop Workstation
  • Dual GPU Compatible*

  • Maximum performance and flexibility

Dell Precision 7920 Tower System Requirements
Linux CentOS 7.4 or 7.6
  • Flagship HP Desktop Workstation
  • Dual GPU Compatible*

  • Maximum performance and flexibility
Dell Precision 7920 RackSystem Requirements
Linux CentOS 7.4 or 7.6
  • Flagship HP Desktop Workstation
  • Dual GPU Compatible*

  • Maximum performance and flexibility

Legacy certified Linux workstations

HP Z840System requirements
Setup Guide
Linux CentOS 7.4 or 7.6
Dual GPU Compatible*
*Dual GPU configurations provide the ability to use the Application Background Reactor functionality without taxing the primary GPU with processing & shared memory allocation. See Workstation system requirements for GFX card compatibility.

Flame 2022.2 Update

13 October 2021

HDR Advanced Hue Curves

Hue curves allow you to quickly manipulate specific colors in a shot, without the need for keying. Changing the color of clothing for continuity, making a grey sky blue, and turning green leaves orange, are all common tasks that need to be done quickly, while preserving the fidelity of imagery. Flame’s MasterGrade toolset now gets an expanded set of eight (8) new Hue modifiers and additional curve manipulation nodes: H vs H, H vs Sat, H vs L, Hue, Sat vs Sat, Lum vs Sat, Sat vs Lum, and Lum vs Lum.

Curves are available anywhere MasterGrade appears, such as in Batch as a standalone Matchbox node, or as part of the Selective in Image/Effects workflows. The MasterGrade curves operate in floating-point precision and are tailored to all 3 classes of color spaces – Video, Log, and Sc Linear – with ballistics automatically adjusted, based on color tagging and/or user selection. MasterGrade curves, as well as Primaries, can be controlled by external tactile control panels, such as the Tangent Arc and Tangent Element panels.

Conform Even Faster

You can now enjoy an Auto Link Matches function to save a step when conforming edits. If a definitive match is found, the media immediately links, letting users move right along to multiple match scenario selection and re-browsing for more locations to link to. Plus, the speed of scanning media is optimized, specifically when indexing MXF files.

Video Preview Enhacements

This update adds 12G SDI video output (4K UHD on a single cable) support for both Blackmagic Design video preview cards, such as Ultra Studio and Deck Link, as well AJA T-TAP® Pro support, a small form factor 12G-SDI & HDMI 2.0 ThunderboltTM preview card.


Autodesk Flame 2022.1

Camera Analysis Manual Track and Motion Vectors Quality

Do a manual 3D track from Camera Analysis to lock on the points you need, and set the quality of the motion vectors to fine-tune the speed of the analysis.

Motion Vectors Improvements

Improved performances for tools using Motion Vectors maps, and now Motion Vectors clips can be cached.

Improved Blackmagic Design RAW Support

Import .braw files with a linear gamma curve, fixed 12K CPU decoding issue, DaVinci Intermediate Wide Gamut colour space.

More Features

Cache, Keyframe, & Expressions Indicators

Coloured dots clearly shows nodes have keyframes, expressions, or cached frames with coloured dots.

More Info in the Preview Panel

The MediaHub Preview panel display more info about a clip resolution, colour space, and the SDK used to decode it.

QuickTime Encoding

You can now export clips as QuickTime H.264 10-bit movie files.

Tangent Hub UpdateFul

Support for Tangent Hub 1.7.0.1.

Timeline Improvements

Select the RGB and matte channels to use, display in OutMatte in the Player, and easily find the batch group that rendered a clip.

Full 2022.1 Update release notes

Autodesk Flame 2022

Camera Analysis

Use the new Camera Analysis node for 3D Tracking.

Media Import

Import Blackmagic RAW (.braw) files. Also, improved Sony Venice support, new SonyRAW Sharpness, and more.

NDI as Remote Broadcast Monitor

Flame, Flame Assist, and Flare now support the NDI protocol developed by NewTek.

Python Improvements

Flame Family products now use Python 3.7, you can now encode exports with FFmpeg, access the new Python console. Plus Python API updates.

Project Management Improvements

You now create your media storage volume from within the application instead of using Flame Setup.

Colour Management Matchbox Node

Use the new Colour Mgmt matchbox to import a Colour Transform directly in Action or Image.

MasterGrade Improvements

Add control points to the Curves with a colour picker, enable or disable a menu with new LED buttons.

Tangent Panels Improvements

Improved interactions between Tangent panels and Timeline FX, GMask, Selectives nodes, MasterGrade, and Views.

Action Improvements

Improved Z-Depth map, Selective improvements, and customizable the default layout, and more…

Image Improvements

Improved schematic layout, customizable default layout, and more…

GMask Tracer Improvements

Hide the default camera from the schematic, and various improvements.

GMask Improvements

New Softness options, simpler methods to add and delete Softness points, new keyframe option, and more.

TimelineFX Improvements

Better Timeline FX alpha caching, and Copy Effects keyboard shortcut.

Effects Environment Improvements

Default settings make Effects more sequence-centric, shot-to-shot navigation improves, set default TimelineFX, and Use Back and Use Matte options.

Search Widget Improvements

Quickly add Timeline FX and transitions in the Conform, Timeline, and Effects environments, or easily access the Flame Learning Channel.

Media Export

RGBA Timeline FX export, ColorSync compatibility, and automatic DPX Colour Metadata.

Additional Enhancements

  • AVIO—Deprecating _free timings: The legacy _free timings are no longer available in Project Management, Flame Setup application, and the init.cfg configuration file. They were removed since the HiRes monitor is no longer locked. Genlock is still acquired when required.
  • Batch—Duplicate clip stays in reel: The clip created by duplicating a clip node in the Batch Schematic is now placed in the same Schematic Reel as the original clip..
  • Batch—Displaying Matchbox names: The name of the Matchbox shader is shown inside the node in the Batch and Modular Keyer schematic views..
  • Batch—Maximize the channels: The maximum number of channels in the Render and Write File nodes increses to 100.
  • Compare—Hide the split bar: You can now hide the Split bar with the Show Split Bar button available in the Player’s Viewing Settings panel or with the Edit Compare Modes. It is also possible to use the Compare: Toggle Split Bar Visibility shortcuts on the keyboard or Tangent panels to do so. The keyboard shortcut is assigned to Ctrl+Pause (CentOS) / Ctrl + F15 (macOS) in all user profiles.
  • Conform—Create Batch Group on Source Sequence: The Create Batch Group function is now available when the Source Sequence is displayed.
  • Media Panel—Media options on Search: The Media submenu is now available on the Search Entries section.
  • Player—Stop playback with a key: You can now stop a playback with the Enter (Flame profile) keyboard shortcut.
  • Scopes—Widgets in a row or column: You can now display, in a Viewport, scopes in a single row or a single column; Scopes Settings > Presets > Layout > Spatial Layout.
  • Curves—Easier to add control points.: You no longer have to click exactly on a curve to add a control point: you can be slightly offset. This applies all curve editors, including animation channels.
  • Curves—Move control points while in Add mode: You can now move a control point while in the Add Points mode. This applies all curve editors, including animation channels.
  • Timeline and Effect—Copy Effect: The Copy Effect shortcut copies the Timeline FX currently selected in the Timeline and Effects environments. To use this shortcut, assign it a keyboard combination in the Flame menu > Keyboard Shortcuts Editor.

Autodesk Flame 2021.1

For details on all the new features and enhancements in this release, follow these links:

Support for macOS 10.15.1 (Catalina)

Flame Family 2021.1 products available on macOS are certified for macOS 10.15.1.

Support for macOS 10.15.1 comes with the following limitations:

  • Wiretap Central and Backburner Web Monitor do not work on macOS 10.15.1 and cannot be installed. Future versions of macOS are not expected to support Wiretap Central or Backburner Web Monitor.
  • The AutodeskMediaStorage default location changes in macOS 10.15.1. See Autodesk Media Storage Location Changes for details.
Important: macOS 10.15.0 (the initial macOS release from October 2019) does not work with Flame Family products.

Support for CentOS 7.6

The Flame Family 2021.1 products support CentOS 7.6 (in addition to CentOS 7.4) on all certified platforms listed on the system requirements page.

Note the following:

  • CentOS 7.6 must be installed using the Autodesk custom .iso.
  • CentOS 7.6 is only supported by Flame Family versions starting with 2020.3.

    We recommend that you install CentOS 7.6 on a different system drive or partition if you need to maintain previous software versions.

  • You can now upgrade from CentOS 7.2 or CentOS 7.4 to the newer CentOS 7.6 using the CentOS Upgrade script. For more information, see Upgrade Linux.

New DKU (CentOS Only)

Download the Linux CentOS DKU v15.1.0 from the System Requirements page.

Flame Family 2021.1 version requires the installation of DKU version 15.1.0 on all CentOS workstations.

DKU 15.1.0 contains the following:

  • Firefox update (version 68.8)

DKU 15.0 (included in 15.1..0)

    • AJA Driver version 15.5
    • Nvidia driver version 440.44
    • Updated OpenSSL
    • CentOS Upgrade script
Note: The DKU no longer installs deprecated 32-bit rpms, TeamViewer, or Adobe Flash Player.

The DKU installs in /opt/Autodesk/DKU.

For more details regarding installation of the DKU, see Install the DKU.

If you need access to the Backburner Manager web monitor, install Adobe Flash Player. Follow these instructions.

AVIO Configuration Support

AJA and Blackmagic Design hardware are available on macOS and CentOS.

AJA Support

Flame Family 2021.1 supports version 15.5 of the AJA drivers.

  • CentOS: Installing the DKU 15 automatically installs the AJA 15.5 drivers.
  • macOS: Download the AJA Software Installer v15.5 – Mac from the AJA website.
    Note: This version installs new firmware on IO 4K and IO 4K Plus cards. This firmware is not compatible with previous version of the AJA Software Installer.

Blackmagic Design Support

Flame Family 2021.1 supports version 11.5 of the Blackmagic Design Desktop Video application.

The following cards are certified:

  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme (using PCI Express Cable Kit)
  • DeckLink 4K Extreme
Note: Other UltraStudio and DeckLink cards should work but are not certified. Thunderbolt cards are not supported.

For installation instructions, see the Configuration guide.

For supported timings, see Broadcast Monitor Supported Timings.

Remote Audio Monitoring

On CentOS, you can now use PulseAudio when using Flame, Flare, and Flame Assist in a remote configuration. Using PulseAudio allows you to get audio playback over your remote session.

For more details, see Remote Audio Monitoring.

Backburner

Backburner 2021 is automatically installed when you install any Flame Family product. If you’re in an environment running Backburner Manager on a dedicated workstation, install Backburner 2021 on that workstation to benefit from the latest fixes.

You can download the Backburner 2021 standalone installer from Autodesk online store. Search for Backburner.

Autodesk Network License Manager

Flame Family 2021.1 requires the Autodesk Network License Manager to be updated to the latest version. This Network License Manager version is fully compatible with the Flame Family softwares version 2018 and up.

See the following links for more information:

For details about the license model in Flame Family products, see Products and licenses.

Deprecated Hardware and Software

The following is a list of software and hardware no longer supported by the 2021 and 2021.1 releases of Flame Family products.

  • Central Install is no longer supported on macOS. (Note: Central Install is still available on CentOS.)
  • CentOS 7.2 is no longer supported (Flame Family products will not install on CentOS 7.2).
  • The following hardware components are all at least four years old, and manufacturer warranty and driver compatibility limit our ability to support them: they are no longer tested on or certified.
    • HP Z820
    • Nvidia K6000
    • AJA Kona 3G

It is no longer possible to install the application on workstations equipped with older graphics card, including the previously supported Nvidia cards from the Q family.

Full list of bug fixes

 

Autodesk Flame 2020.2

Semantic Keyer for Human Body Extraction: New single-click keyer makes it easy to isolate human bodies and faces for color grading, light FX treatments, and compositing.

Use the Human Body and Human Head semantic keyers in an Image node in the Effects tab for a fast, iterative Color Grading and light FX treatments on many shots. Or use them for compositing in a full procedural Batch.

Enhanced Still Grab/Compare Workflow: Unlimited storage of reference stills in a new and improved compare tool.

GPU Accelerated Media Pre-Processing: Significantly improved Playback performance when importing media files with Resizing and Color Management options.

More Blackmagic Support: Flame, Flame Assist, and Flare now support Blackmagic Design UltraStudio and DeckLink SDI & HDMI Preview cards on CentOS.

Support for macOS 10.15.1 (Catalina)

Flame Family 2020.2 Update products available on macOS are now certified for macOS 10.15.1.

Support for macOS 10.15.1 comes with the following limitations:

  • Wiretap Central and Backburner Web Monitor do not work on macOS 10.15.1 and cannot be installed. Future versions of macOS are not expected to support Wiretap Central or Backburner Web Monitor.
  • The AutodeskMediaStorage default location changes in macOS 10.15.1. See the following section, Autodesk Media Storage Location Changes, for details.
Important: macOS 10.15.0 (the initial macOS release from October 2019) does not work with Flame Family products.

Looking for the Release Notes for Flame Family 2020.2 Update? Click here: Flame Family 2020.2 Update Release Notes.

Autodesk Flame 2020.1

The biggest new features are:
  • Remove clouds by brightening, clamping, and adjusting, add treatments to sky backgrounds, or key in Batch / BFX for compositing, with the new Semantic keyer Sky analysis.
  • Or use a Motion Vector render pass (AOV) in CG rendering to isolate moving objects in a mostly stationary scene, and apply post-processing effects such as Motion Blur in compositing and finishing.
  • In the Effects environment, create custom Layouts by setting viewports, storyboard reel, media panel…
  • Segment Groups are a new way of filtering what shots you want to focus on, to make comparisons and adjustments in the immediate context.
  • Also, access the GitHub repository for community-created scripts, use Kona 5 & IO 4k plus – 6G / 12G output, or export .IMF via easyDCP.
  • Flame feedback-based improvements include Action Compass and Bypass improvements.

Additional information:

  • Many new feature videos (as well as other workflow videos) are available on the Flame Learning Channel. This channel is updated frequently, make sure to subscribe.

    Links to videos are denoted by this icon: 

  • In this What’s New topic,  indicates a new feature or enhancement that was suggested and voted up by Flame Family users on the Feedback portal (also accessible directly from Product menu > Help).
  • Make sure to check out Flame Central, the hub for all your Flame family links.
  • Looking for the Release Notes for Flame Family 2020.1 Update? Click here: Flame Family 2020.1 Update Release Notes.

See full release notes at Autodesk

Flame Family 2020 Update Highlights

Support for CentOS 7.4

The Flame Family 2020 release supports CentOS 7.4 on all certified platforms listed on the system requirements page.

Please take note of the following:

  • CentOS 7.4 must be installed using the Autodesk custom .iso.
  • CentOS 7.4 is not currently supported for Flame Family 2018.3 Update (and previous versions). We recommend that you install CentOS 7.4 on a different system drive or partition if you need to maintain previous software versions.
  • The CentOS 7.2 to CentOS 7.4 upgrade path is not supported: the Autodesk custom .iso triggers a complete CentOS 7.4 install.

The upgrade to CentOS 7.4 is not mandatory for the 2020 release. CentOS 7.2 is still a supported operating system for Flame Family version 2020, but only for the platforms originally certified with it (HP Z820, HP Z440, and HP Z840).

New DKU Required for 2020 (Linux Only)

Flame Family 2020 version requires the installation of DKU version 14.0.0 on all Linux workstations. This DKU contains:

  • The new AJA 15 drivers.
  • A new NVIDIA driver (410.93)

The DKU 14.0.0 installs in /opt/Autodesk/DKU.

Note that the DKU installs the AJA 15 drivers, but that the installed AJA also requires a firmware update. To update the card’s firmware, first install the new DKU, and then run the script ./AJAfw_update from the folder /opt/Autodesk/DKU/current/Utils/. If you are using a Z820, you will also find at that location a firmware update for the KONA 3G.

The DKU can be downloaded from the System Requirements page.

Backburner 2020 Update

Backburner 2020 is automatically installed when you install any Flame Family product. But if you’re in an environment running Backburner Manager on a dedicated workstation, you need to manually install Backburner 2020 on that workstation to benefit from the latest fixes.

You can download the Backburner 2020 standalone installer from Autodesk online store. Search for Backburner.

AVIO Configuration Support

Flame Family 2020 version supports the new AJA 15 drivers.

  • Linux: Install DKU 14.0.0 to have access to the new AJA 15 drivers.
  • macOS: Download the AJA Software Installer v15.1 – Mac from the AJA website.

AJA 15 introduces support for the new AJA Kona 5 card for all certified platforms listed on the system requirements page.

Note: Advanced KONA 5 features are not supported in this release.

Autodesk Network License Manager Update

Note: This update affects applications licensed using Multi-User (license server), and no action is required for applications licensed using Single User on macOS.

Flame Family 2020 version requires the Autodesk Network License Manager to be updated to the latest version. This Network License Manager version is fully compatible with the Flame Family applications version 2018 and up.

See the following links for more information:

Deprecated Hardware

  • The Avid Artist Series Panels are no longer supported by Flame Family products.
  • NVIDIA Quadro 6000 cards are no longer supported. Minimal requirement now specify NVIDIA Kepler-series and newer.

See full 2020 release notes

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

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