Autodesk announced the launch of new desktop subscription options for Autodesk Flame software. The new subscription pricing for Flame starts at $750 USD 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 late November. In addition, Autodesk Flare and Autodesk Flame Assist software are now available as standalone products with monthly subscription prices, starting at $400.
Autodesk is trying to address the needs of a growing base of freelancers and smaller facilities that need access to high-end 3D visual effects and finishing tools to tackle tough jobs. The new subscription offerings provide a lower cost for smaller studios and individual freelancers who work on a project basis.
The company said that it also plans to continue to sell perpetual licenses of Flame family, but early next year, sales of Flame as a turnkey system will discontinue, making it a software-only product. Customers can choose their own qualified Linux hardware.
“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,” said Marc Stevens, vice president, film and TV, Autodesk. “Community feedback is vital to the future of Flame, and these changes reflect what our customers want.”