SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) has announced new desktop subscription options for its Flame software. The new subscription pricing for Flame starts at $750 per month and can be accessed annually for as low as $500 per month. Autodesk also announced Flame support for OS X as part of the Autodesk Flame Extension 2 release, which will be available later this month. In addition, Autodesk Flare and Flame Assist software are now available as standalone products with monthly subscription prices, starting at $400.
Autodesk is offering Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Luster as monthly, quarterly and annual subscription options. Pro also have the ability to purchase Flare and Flame Assist licenses with no requirement to own Flame software already. Customers may source their own qualified Linux hardware for Flame Family products.
With these changes, Autodesk is evolving the entire Flame Family to meet the needs of a growing base of creative professionals, including freelancers and smaller facilities that need access to powerful 3D visual effects and finishing tools to tackle tough jobs. The new subscription offerings provide a lower cost for facilities expanding their creative capabilities and for smaller studios and individual freelancers who work on a project basis.
Autodesk will continue to sell perpetual licenses of Flame Family. Early next year, sales of Flame as a turnkey system will discontinue. Flame will now be available as a software-only product, and customers can choose their own qualified Linux hardware.
“The changes we are making allow us to continue to provide our Flame users with the tools they need to grow and transform their businesses, now and in the future, as well as to ensure that our business continues to serve them,” says Marc Stevens, vice president, film & TV, Autodesk. “With the new Flame business model, it’s never been easier for artists and studios to access these powerful tools they need for the high-end finishing their customers demand. Community feedback is vital to the future of Flame, and these changes reflect what our customers want; they’ll also allow us to meet the emerging needs of staff artists, freelancers and facilities by offering more choices, just like the rest of Autodesk.”