IBC 2011 round up & the Amsterdam Supermeet 2011

Posted by Ultimate_Smoker*, 15 September 2011 1:00 am


Hi Everyone,

I hope that you all had a good week.  I was out and about in Amsterdam for IBC 2011 and the Supermeet which were all a roaring success.

For those of you who managed to get to Amsterdam, thanks for coming over to say "Hi".

For those of you who could not get there, we did have the live feeds.  But in case you missed it, we have posted the presentations of the AREA for your viewing pleasure.

To view the presentations - go to http://area.autodesk.com/ibc2011

In addition to the recorded presentations, I have placed two videos in this weeks blog post.

Finally, we will also be running a Smoke for Mac webinar in Europe of the 30th September 2011.  Please click this link to register!


Smoke Mac at the 2011 Amsterdam Supermeet

Summary of the Supermeet which took place on the 11th September 2011


IBC 2011:  Autodesk Smoke & Technology

An overview about Autodesk Smoke integrating with available technologies for better workflows.  
This includes the Avid Artist Series Panels, Promise Thunderbolt, AJA and more! 


Next week I'll be starting a new series on the Action 3D compositor in Smoke.  We will be drilling down to the fundamental of why we have action and how to go about using it.  Definitely for Beginners but existing users might pick up a good thing or two. 

I hope that you all have a great weekend and please take care where ever you are.

Signing off.







Posted 19 September 2011 2:03 am

Hi Jamil,

As far as I know, there are no ways to snap objects to the virtual 2D ground planes. When doing a 3D analysis, the 2D ground planes can be defined to help you align to the 3D perspective but there is no snapping. You can try asking on the AREA Flame forum if someone else has a suggestion.



Posted 19 September 2011 3:30 am

Hi Jamil,

You need to use the 3D tracker to analyize your scene first. Once the scene has been analysed you can define the ground plane which will re-orientate the scene camera for the correct perspective. Once this is completed you can create a point cloud based on the 3D track. You would then connect your images to the point clould which you can then snap and postion them in 3D space. For the procedures, please refer to the Autodesk Flame Wiki - http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Creative_Finishing/enu/2012

Go to http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk-flame-flame-premium-and-smoke-advanced/general-discussion/ ... use your regular log-on and post here.



Posted 20 September 2011 3:28 am

Hi Teja,

Lucky for you I have already done them

Timewarp - Speed vs Timing curve - http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/discreetuk/tip_time_warping_speed_curve_vs_timing_curve
Timewarp - Mix, Trail & Motion Estimation - http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/discreetuk/timewarp_mix_trail_motion_estimation

Also remember to look at the BLOG TABLE OF CONTENTS for all the videos I have posted -- http://area.autodesk.com/forum/t59150


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