Autodesk launches new versions of visual effect, finishing systems

Among the new features for Autodesk Inferno, Flame, Flint, Fire and Smoke is a new open file system, shared storage support and total clip compatibility.

Autodesk announced the 2008 releases of the Autodesk Inferno, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flint visual effects systems, as well as the Autodesk Fire and Autodesk Smoke editing/finishing systems at IBC2007.

These new releases are offered on Linux-based PCs, making Autodesk's visual effects and editing/finishing products more accessible to high-end and mid-range markets.

The new releases deliver open file systems, allowing for improved interoperability with third-party applications, as well as total clip compatibility across the Autodesk visual effects and editing/finishing pipeline.

The 2008 releases feature an updated user interface (UI) that is streamlined across the products, making it easier for artists to switch between applications. The new UI also provides the user with more tools on the desktop.

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