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Working with FBX 3D Models in Autodesk Smoke
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Working with FBX 3D Models in Autodesk Smoke

Posted 2 October 2013 2:59 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

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

Learn about working with an FBX 3D Model into Autodesk Smoke. From setting up 3D in Autodesk Maya, to importing into Autodesk Smoke, to tweaking and look development. A handy 6-part video series to help you understand and make 3D geometry work for you in Autodesk Smoke.

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Making 2D into 3D! - NEW 3-part Autodesk Smoke Series
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Making 2D into 3D! - NEW 3-part Autodesk Smoke Series

Posted 18 September 2013 8:19 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

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

Take your flat artwork and give it a bit of 3D depth by extruding it with displacement mapping. It's great for exciting your clients and you can do it all in Smoke without having to ask a 3D dude!

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3D Displacement:  Displace that with Action!
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3D Displacement: Displace that with Action!

Posted 4 September 2013 4:06 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

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

Use the Action 3D compositor to displace or alter the shape of a flat surface for a variety of effects.

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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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Stabilization in Autodesk Smoke - 5 new videos
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Stabilization in Autodesk Smoke - 5 new videos

Posted 21 August 2013 3:39 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A new video series showing a variety of workflows using the Autodesk Stabilizer, otherwise known as a tracker, to perform stabilization for various stabilizing challenges.

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NEW Video Series - Smoke and Resolve Interoperability
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NEW Video Series - Smoke and Resolve Interoperability

Posted 13 August 2013 9:35 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

This highly requested video series shows the round-tripping interoperability between Autodesk Smoke and BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve.

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Creating Optical Scopes - 6 NEW Training Videos
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Creating Optical Scopes - 6 NEW Training Videos

Posted 31 July 2013 3:38 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Inspired by a crazy idea, I decided to create a 6 part video series on creating a simulated optical scope. We all need to make a scope at least once but this series covers a lot of areas such as masking, tracking, animation, compositing and stylisation. Great effect at the end and pick up some cool tips along the way

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Working with Lens Distortion in Autodesk Smoke - Two new Training Videos!!!
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Working with Lens Distortion in Autodesk Smoke - Two new Training Videos!!!

Posted 19 July 2013 12:34 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A must know for anyone involved in VFX - Dealing with Lens Distortion. Learn how to remove lens distortion with a great technique and re-add the distortion back into your footage after you have finished compositing.

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New Paint Training: Cloning on a Moving Shot
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New Paint Training: Cloning on a Moving Shot

Posted 10 July 2013 2:16 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Two new videos added to the paint training collection! Learn to paint on panning shot using either the Paint Tool or ConnectFX Paint. Downloadable media included!

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CGI Render Pass compositing in Autodesk Smoke - NEW 9 part Advanced Videos Series now available on the Smoke Learning Channel
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CGI Render Pass compositing in Autodesk Smoke - NEW 9 part Advanced Videos Series now available on the Smoke Learning Channel

Posted 24 June 2013 3:18 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

A long requested series finally on its way. Learn how to use CGI render passes with live video in Autodesk Smoke. Training media provided for you to follow along with the videos. Topics include render pass compositing, colour space management, compositing in Scene Linear Colour space, compositing techniques, using extra 3D data like motion vectors for motion blur and much more!!! Check it out now!!!

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