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Beauty Retouching in Smoke
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Beauty Retouching in Smoke

Posted 30 August 2013 12:23 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

A new video series for Autodesk Smoke which shows a variety of techniques and workflows to perform digital beauty retouching. Now make me look beautiful!!!

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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Getting Context with ConnectFX
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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Getting Context with ConnectFX

Posted 2 November 2012 1:58 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Focusing on specific tools is great when working but its equally important to be able to see the overall picture. Using contextual views in ConnectFX does just that. New Video from the Smoke Learning Channel show you to set it up... and its easy :) Check it out now!

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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Navigating the Grade
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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Navigating the Grade

Posted 12 October 2012 4:10 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Another Smoke HOT TIP for your weekend! Navigate your colour corrections in the sequence without having to leave the colour correction editor. Definitely save you time and receptive strain injuries!!!

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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST:  Dealing with Gamma Shifting - Headroom or not, that is the question!
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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Dealing with Gamma Shifting - Headroom or not, that is the question!

Posted 10 October 2012 9:16 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Want to correctly handle the gamma issues that come with Quicktime files? Learn how to use the headroom option to bring your images correctly into Smoke.

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Autodesk Smoke 2013 Announced!!!
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Autodesk Smoke 2013 Announced!!!

Posted 15 April 2012 1:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

If you haven't already heard the news, we have announced Autodesk Smoke 2013 ... Editing and Effects together at last!!! Check it out!!!!

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Autodesk Smoke: Source nodes in Action
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Autodesk Smoke: Source nodes in Action

Posted 23 March 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

In this blog, I return to a great feature in the Action 3D compositor. Source nodes. This multi-function tool can really expand and change how you work in the 3D compositor. Some may call it pre-composing or nesting. New for most and a great refresher for others.

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POPULAR -- Autodesk Smoke: The Avid AAF Conforming Workflow
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POPULAR -- Autodesk Smoke: The Avid AAF Conforming Workflow

Posted 17 March 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

With Autodesk Smoke on the Mac, you can easily work with other Mac-based video editing applications like Avid Media Composer. Conforming timelines from Avid Media Composer is an easy process that allows you to bring your timeline into Smoke and reconnect either to the original media or the Avid DNxHD media.

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POPULAR -- Autodesk Smoke: Conforming Final Cut Pro 7 XML Timelines
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POPULAR -- Autodesk Smoke: Conforming Final Cut Pro 7 XML Timelines

Posted 17 March 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

With Autodesk Smoke on the Mac, working with other Mac-based video editing applications like Final Cut Pro 7 is quite straight forward. Conforming timelines from Final Cut Pro 7 is an easy process that allows you to bring your timeline into Smoke and reconnect to the original media.

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Autodesk Smoke For Final Cut Pro Users - Overview Video Series
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Autodesk Smoke For Final Cut Pro Users - Overview Video Series

Posted 17 March 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

One blog post containing all the videos from the video series that looks at Autodesk Smoke with Final Cut Pro users in mind. Hosted by Grant Kay and Final Cut Pro editor, Rick Young.

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Autodesk Smoke: Light Wrap with Pixel Spread
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Autodesk Smoke: Light Wrap with Pixel Spread

Posted 16 March 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

The Light Wrap technique is often used to blend the edges of a chroma key with its background by "bleeding" the background colours over the keyed subject. This helps to better integrate the composite. Check out this cool technique using Pixel Spread inside the Modular Keyer.

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