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Advanced 3D visual effects 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)

    Flame, Flame Assist, Flare

    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)

    Flame, Flare

    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

    Flame, Flame Assist

    Oversee projects, create consistent looks and correctly match graded and 3D VFX shots. Includes scene detection.
    (video: 2.53 min.)

  • Matchbox API

    Flame, Flame Assist, Flare

    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

  • Batch Paint editing

    Flame, Flare

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

  • Batch Paint animation

    Flame, Flare

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

  • Connected Conform workflow

    Flame, Flame Assist

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

  • Enhanced  |  Shotgun integration

    Flame, Flame Assist, Flare

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

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 what customers are doing

Reveal 42 studio uses Flame to meet client demands

Meeting client demands with Flame

Reveal 42's David Klinkowise 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.