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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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Autodesk Smoke: FlameFX - The Ultimate Gradient Generator
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Autodesk Smoke: FlameFX - The Ultimate Gradient Generator

Posted 9 March 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

This week's video looks at the barebones basics that editors, designers and compositors use on a daily basis. The good old gradient ramp. Used for so many different workflows, we can't live without it. But did you know just how flexible the gradients are inside of Autodesk Smoke. You are in for a big treat!

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Autodesk Smoke: Hide, Solo and Icons in Action
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Autodesk Smoke: Hide, Solo and Icons in Action

Posted 2 March 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

In this video, we examine 3 usability functions in the Action 3D compositor that will help you manager all sizes of composites. Hide, Solo and Icons... Some things you might know about and some tips you didn't. Check it out!

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Autodesk Smoke: Creating a Coverflow Animation
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Autodesk Smoke: Creating a Coverflow Animation

Posted 24 February 2012 12:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Another fabulous user request. Coverflow animations can be notoriously difficult to create because layout, timing and synchronicity. In this video, I'll show you how to build one from scratch in the Action 3D compositor including 3D paths and expressions to tie it all together. A great inspiration for beginners and useful knowledge for seasoned users!

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Autodesk Smoke:  Motion Animations with the 3D Path
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Autodesk Smoke: Motion Animations with the 3D Path

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

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

The 3D Path - Another dynamic animation tool in side of Action that allows you to have any object animating along the path in 3D Space. Learn how to set it up and take full advantage of your 3D space. Alignment and orientation included. Check it out!

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