April 20, 2009

Autodesk Flare

Autodesk Inc. has launched the new Flame and Inferno creative companion, Autodesk Flare software., which is being showcased at Autodesk Booth SL2120.
"This year, we're especially excited about two developments," says Stig Gruman, digital entertainment vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "First, we are launching Flare, which will be a great creativity and productivity booster for customers of our flagship visual effects software. Second, we have expanded our RED workflow capability to provide extremely fast and flexible import options. Both are already huge hits with our beta customers. In this economic climate, our software gives entertainment customers a real creative and competitive edge."

"Flare brings the productivity of the Flame artist to a whole new level without sacrificing any of the creative tools we're accustomed to," says CraigRusso, VFX supervisor, 310 Studios.
"Flare will re-invent the way our jobs are done. Flare enables us to use more talent for tackling the creative challenges our clients pose to us every day," explains J. Schulte, head of systems, Condor Digital.
Autodesk Flare 2010 is an integral part of the Autodesk solution to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D. Featuring the core creative tool set of Flame and Inferno, Flare is designed to help boost creativity, expand capacity, and develop talent for Flame and Inferno customers.
Flare is intended for advanced creative tasks, such as compositing, sophisticated graphics, and interactive design, as well as support tasks, such as rotoscoping, retouching, and dust removal, project setup, and keying.
Flare is available with Autodesk Subscription and with floating licenses for increased flexibility.
Top benefits include:
o   Software application based on the Batch procedural compositing environment
o   Action 3D compositing environment with advanced 3D tools
o   Integral addition to Flame and Inferno workflow
Autodesk is now shipping the 2010 releases of Flame, Flare, Flint, Inferno, and Smoke. Autodesk Lustre 2009 Extension 1 and Autodesk Incinerator 2009 Extension 1 are anticipated to be available to Subscription customers starting tomorrow.