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Stereoscopic 3D Finishing with Autodesk Smoke – Part 2
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Stereoscopic 3D Finishing with Autodesk Smoke – Part 2

Posted 19 May 2011 1:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

In part 2 of a 4-part Stereoscopic 3D training series, I examine more involved stereoscopic timeline workflows in Autodesk Smoke. I create a stereoscopic timeline from a regular conform, edit the footage into a stereoscopic timeline and perform multi-layering tasks in the stereoscopic time. Check it out!!!

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Stereoscopic 3D Finishing with Autodesk Smoke – Part 1
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Stereoscopic 3D Finishing with Autodesk Smoke – Part 1

Posted 12 May 2011 1:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Do you work on stereoscopic 3D productions? Are you keen on getting into 3D production in your facility? If you have answered yes to either questions, than Autodesk Smoke can provide you with 3D stereoscopic tools that help you succeed. With this installment, I’ll cover the basics and editing S3D content in Smoke … First of a multi-part series… Check it out!

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Autodesk Smoke: Removing Grain
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Autodesk Smoke: Removing Grain

Posted 6 May 2011 1:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Do your images have too much grain? Autodesk Smoke is designed to deal with a variety of formats, including grainy ones. The Denoise tool can help you reduce grain while still keeping the picture sharp – the ultimate goal of degraining.

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Autodesk Smoke: Better keys and more with Pixel Spread!
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Autodesk Smoke: Better keys and more with Pixel Spread!

Posted 29 April 2011 1:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Are you always fighting to get the perfect edges on your keys? In Autodesk Smoke, Pixel Spread is an interesting tool that can help fix these issues as well as be used in other technical and creative ways ... Watch this video and join the Pixel Spread revolution!!!

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Flame FX - 2D Transform
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Flame FX - 2D Transform

Posted 25 March 2011 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Brand new tools in Smoke 2012 - The Flame FX tools. These tools add tons of functionality to Smoke 2012 straight away without the need to buy more software. Some are big and some are small but all of them pack a ton of functionality that will become a necessity in every day work. Kicking off the first tool, we look at 2D Transform!!! Check it out!!!!

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Action: Lens Flares in 3D Space!
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Action: Lens Flares in 3D Space!

Posted 18 March 2011 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Showcasing how much more powerful the Action 3D compositor in Smoke has become! Work with customizable lens flares which exist in real 3D space. Interacting with objects has never been easier and this level of control at the finishing stage of production is amazing! Check it out!!!!!

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Action: Lights and Shadows
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Action: Lights and Shadows

Posted 11 March 2011 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Carrying from last week, Smoke 2012 for Mac introduces new light types and shadows. Start using light not only to light your composites but as a design tool with great results. Total light control with dynamic interaction making you want to use these tools more and more.... check it out!!!!

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Action: Volumetric Lighting & Edge Rays
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Action: Volumetric Lighting & Edge Rays

Posted 4 March 2011 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

With the announcement of Smoke 2012 for Mac OS X, check out some of the new & improved tools that will make your eyes water!!! Starting off in Action - Volumetric Lighting and Edge Rays... Check it out!!!!!

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Timewarp: Mix, Trail & Motion Estimation
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Timewarp: Mix, Trail & Motion Estimation

Posted 25 February 2011 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Standard timewarps is normally just a case of repeating or taking away frames. Smoke's timewarp tool has been kitted out with different blending styles to help blend frames and totally tweak the look of the timewarp. For all the slomo & speed up dudes -- Check this out!!!

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Paint: Repairing across time
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Paint: Repairing across time

Posted 18 February 2011 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Repairing frames is common task that happens in the finishing stage. Fixing drop outs, corrupt frames and removing dust or scratches is always a regular job. And with only one take, where's the clean frame? Well cloning and revealing frames across time is something the paint tool does with ease. Check it out!!!

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