Autodesk Announces Major Updates to Flame Family at IBC 2016
New ‘Maya inspired’ three dimensional scene navigation features, workflow enhancements for third-party three dimensional 3d animator tools, enhanced EXR handling, render quality enhancements, better color management, and batch compositing enhancements incorporated in Flame 2017 family extension 1 release available October 13.
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AMSTERDAM — At IBC 2016, Autodesk introduced the Flame 2017 family extension 1 release for professional three dimensional visual effects, compositing and finishing.
The update includes new three dimensional scene navigation features and enhancements, collaborative workflow enhancements for dealing with Autodesk and third-party three dimensional animation tools, a different way of dealing with multichannel (EXR) render passes, render quality enhancements, better color management and batch compositing enhancements together with a new compass tool.
“With this Flame extension, we’ve added intuitive navigation for 3d animator who’re a new comer to the merchandise plus a host of features to create moving three dimensional moments much easier and consistent with Autodesk Maya three dimensional workflows,” stated Marc Stevens, V . P . of Film and tv at Autodesk. “Many other additional features, including better color management and batch tools really are a direct reaction to a lot of our most widely used user demands.”
Flame Family 2017 extension 1 highlights include:
New “Maya inspired” three dimensional scene navigation and manipulators to create action more fluid for modeling, choosing geometries and modifying complex moments.
Enhanced compatibility with Autodesk Maya and 3rd party three dimensional animation software via a new .FBX scene export feature. Flame artists are now able to export complex projects – including geometries, deformed surfaces and textures in addition to object animation and timing – assisting more collaborative workflows.
Enhanced pipeline integration for color management, pipeline compositing and multi-funnel clips, simplifying the consumer experience and strengthening the flexibility of Flame items.
Upgraded action render quality allows artists to texture and lightweight three dimensional moments with creative flair and technical precision. Extension 1 combines the most recent approaches to physically based rendering (PBR) with core lighting and texturing tools and features a new package of 60 algorithmic substance textures.
Enhanced EXR handling for upgraded pipeline compositing. Multi EXRs is now able to imported, adapted, cached and aged – while maintained like a single clip.
Connected color workflow enhancements for finishing artists. Batch effects used in Autodesk Lustre is now able to made with the background reactor, and tangent ELEMENT sections are actually instantly switched towards the focused application.
Batch configurations are actually “project independent” and contain all metadata to re-import content or transfer assets from remote workstations.