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Advanced 3D visual effects compositing software

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

Flame features

  • 3D compositing (Action)


    Combines the interactive speed of traditional 2D compositing and 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

  • Image Timeline FX and Batch node


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

  • MasterGrade: Creative Colour tool


    Provides 3 modes optimised for grading the 3 types of colour spaces: video, logarithmic and scene-linear. Colour space aware. Industry standard for super looks.

  • 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 artefacts and creative lens FX for look development.

  • Effects tab: Task-based environment


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

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 chainage for Flame.

  • Flare

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

  • Lustre

    Real-time colour grading software for creative look development. (video: 1.45 min.)

See how people are using Flame

Flame VFX: Coffee & TV effects studio use a slegehammer to crack nuts

Coffee & TV

Creating brilliant visual effects with ease

Derek Moore explains why this visual effects and broadcast design studio uses Flame as the central hub of its Soho facility.

Images courtesy of Coffee & TV

Sustaining emotion with invisble effects in Flame

Significant Others

Creating serious emotional impact: Flame in Moonlight

Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Producer Alek Rost reveals how Flame helped heighten the emotional impact of the Oscar®-winning film, Moonlight.

Images courtesy of Significant Others

Finishing a 4K Feature with Flame: What Happened, Miss Simone?

Radical Media

Finishing a 4K Netflix feature with Flame

The Radical Media postproduction team at Outpost Digital used off-the-shelf equipment on Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?

Images courtesy of Netflix

Use Flame with other Autodesk software

  • Add Shotgun for a faster pipeline

  • Optimise your 3D scenes with Maya

  • Flame + Shotgun (US site) (Video 2.16 min.)

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

  • Flame + Maya (video 3.39 min.)

    Collaboration with Maya enables import of files and FBX file round-tripping, resulting in higher-quality scenes, faster.

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