Autodesk’s Flame Family of products now runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Flame on the cloud debuts in an update to Autodesk Flame, Flare, and Flame Assist, along with enhanced HDR and animation workflows.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to support a cloud-based production ecosystem for the media and entertainment industry, our engineering team worked closely with AWS and system integrators to bring artists an alternative to working with Flame via on-premise workstations,” said Steve McNeill, director of Engineering at Autodesk. “Artists can now tap into Flame on the AWS cloud, helping teams scale up capacity during crunch times without needing to purchase additional hardware. Working on the cloud further supports seamless collaboration with remote artists, as globally dispersed teams are tasked with managing increasingly complex productions.”

Updates in the Flame release include:

Flame on AWS: Autodesk’s Flame Family of products on the AWS cloud. Artists can connect to a Flame instance with solutions like Teradici® CAS remote desktop software using PCoIP® technology. Parallel distributed file storage solutions built with WEKA, allow artists to safely store and playback shots in real-time.

Improved Animation Editor: A redesigned animation editor panel provides artists with an enriched workflow for manipulating curves. More intuitive framing and filtering of curves, enhancements that fine-tune the selection of points in complex graphs, and simplified terminology in drop-down menus and buttons.

Enhanced HDR user interface: To support increasing demand for HDR workflows, a new setting optimizes Flame’s user interface (UI) on HDR monitors, allowing artists using on-premise workstations to accurately view and manipulate imagery. Artists can now see the viewport picture and background interface together in HDR fidelity on HDR capable monitors.

Apple M Series Support: Compatibility with Apple M series devices via Rosetta 2 offers new hardware options and improved performance for artists.

More Capabilities: Artists can run Autodesk’s Flame Family of products on Rocky Linux 8.5 and enjoy updated camera RAW formats like RED, Blackmagic RAW, and Sony X-OCN from VENICE 2 6K and 8K cameras.

The latest update to Flame, Flare, and Flame Assist is now available at no additional cost to Flame Family subscribers.

Image: Jessie Reyez Love in the Dark, VFX by Flame artist, Bilali Mack

Pippa Considine

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