New: Autodesk Flame 2022 – Now Available

autodesk flame 2022

Autodesk Flame 2022 adds AI-powered tools, remote solutions and more for a smarter, forward-thinking Flame.

Autodesk Flame

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

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.

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What’s new in v2022?

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 ability to drive Flame’s colour grading and effects environment from a tactile colourist 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
  • Tangent Colourist Control Panel Support
  • Colour Management LUT Loader Matchbox
  • Blackmagic RAW Support – Camera Raw Media
  • NDI® – Software Video Preview
  • More Community-Requested Updates

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 colour 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 colourist control panel support for Tangent Hub’s Arc, Element, Wave 2, Ripple, and Element-Vs devices, allowing you to colour grade entirely from a tactile control panel. Tangent colourist 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 colour 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 colour 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 have 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.

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Posted by Kim Sternisha