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For all things Autodesk Smoke and The Smoke Learning Channel

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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Smoke 2013 Extension 1 Released!!!  40+ revamped Getting Started Training Videos!!!
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Smoke 2013 Extension 1 Released!!! 40+ revamped Getting Started Training Videos!!!

Posted 29 May 2013 10:39 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

We have now released Smoke 2013 Extension 1. To accompany the new extension release, I have revamped all the "Getting Started" training videos on the Smoke Learning Channel which is now up to date with the latest release. Helping you learn the latest features now available.

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HOT TIPS:  Ordering ConnectFX with Grid Snapping
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HOT TIPS: Ordering ConnectFX with Grid Snapping

Posted 3 May 2013 11:34 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A very short hot tip showing you how to use the pixel grid and snapping to keep your node trees tidy. A useful practical tip.

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