Autodesk has made its Flame VFX toolset available as a software-only product.

From today, Flame will be available as a software only product with customers choosing their own qualified Linux hardware packages. Early next year, sales of Flame as a turnkey system will be discontinued.

Flame will be licensed for use on Apple Mac OS X from later this month. The company said the recommended configuration specifications for Flame running on OS X would be available “soon”.

Autodesk has also unveiled changes to the pricing of its Flame software, including monthly, quarterly and annual subscription options for Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Autodesk Lustre.

The new subscription pricing for Flame starts at $750 (£490) per month or for $500 per month on an annual basis.

Autodesk also announced Flame support for OS X as part of the Autodesk Flame Extension 2 release, which will be available later this month.

Autodesk Flare and Autodesk Flame Assist software are now available as standalone products with monthly subscription prices, starting at $400.

Autodesk said the new subscription offerings would “provide a lower cost for facilities expanding their creative capabilities and for smaller studios and individual freelancers who work on a project basis”.

Autodesk said it would continue to sell perpetual licenses of Flame.