Posted by Ultimate_Smoker*, 10 June 2011 1:00 am
I hope that you enjoyed my stereoscopic series. It’s still available to view through this blog and my CREATIVEFINISHING YouTube Channels
Before I get started on this week’s topic, I would just like to highlight a few events happening over the coming weeks!
1. EMEA Webinars
Autodesk will be hosting a series of webinars for all based in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. The webinars focus on a whole range of Autodesk products including Smoke for Mac and is definitely worth booking a viewing slot! To register, click this link
2. London Final Cut Pro SUPERMEET
It's that time of year again for the 2nd annual FCPUG Supermeet in London. My good friends Michael Horton and Dan Berube are bringing the massive Supermeet to the United Kingdom. They will be showing all sorts of things and Autodesk's Joe Billington will be showcasing Smoke For Mac.
Modern finishing is more than just editing. Joe will walk you through exactly how you can take your creative editorial to the next level with the proven all-in-one editorial finishing capabilities of Autodesk Smoke. See exactly how Smoke provides a streamlined finishing environment that is built on proven tools and a familiar workflow. Learn how Smoke's integrated editorial, effects and finishing tools can put editorial finishing at the core of your creative pipeline, whilst reducing complexity in your editorial finishing workflow. Don’t Just Edit. Finish. With a little bit of 3D magic thrown in …. Go to http://supermeet.com to register
3. Autodesk Creative Finishing Software Training in the USA and Canada
We are running various course for Autodesk Creative Finishing software. You can view the courses and dates by CLICKING HERE
This week's blog…
Match & Replace
In this post I will be cover the timeline match and replace workflow.
In Smoke, the workflow revolves around a timeline surrounded by loads of creative visual effects tools such as Action, the FlameFX tools, Paint and much more! Many are accessed directly from the timeline but there are also many other tools on the creative desktop! The idea behind Match and Replace is that it allows you to use your desktop tools for visual effects while still maintaining a connection to the timeline.
For instance, when you match a shot from the timeline you can keep the same in and out points on the matched source. These markers can be used throughout the entire creative process on the desktop - when your final result is ready, it will still have the same in and out points. This means you can replace the clip on the timeline without compromising the frame timing and sync.
It’s a very cool workflow that definitely beats copying clips from a timeline for visual effects work and then reinserting them and having to figure out what is your start and end frames to use. This also includes enough frames for transitons too!.
Check it out!
This video is best viewed at Full Screen HD
The features shown are applicable to Smoke 2012 for Mac
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I look forward to returning next week with more videos for you to learn and enjoy.
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