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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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More Paint Training - Painting on Alpha Channels with Smoke
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More Paint Training - Painting on Alpha Channels with Smoke

Posted 26 April 2013 2:51 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 the alpha channel using either Desktop Paint or ConnectFX Paint. Downloadable media included!

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HOT TIPS:  Action Media Extraction
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HOT TIPS: Action Media Extraction

Posted 15 April 2013 12:15 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A quick hot tip video showing you the two different methods of loading media into action and how to deal with them. You'll love Action Extraction :)

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HOT TIPS: Perspective Free 3D Renders
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HOT TIPS: Perspective Free 3D Renders

Posted 27 March 2013 2:32 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A response to an AREA Post. See how to use the Front Orthogonal Views in Smoke to create renders without being affected by depth or perspective. Useful for 3D object placement and motion graphic design. Enjoy!

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Digital Intermediate Conforming with EDLs and DPX
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Digital Intermediate Conforming with EDLs and DPX

Posted 20 March 2013 9:10 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A request from users of traditional EDLs and DPX image sequences. A new 2-part video series taking you through the INs and OUTs of performing a DI conform in Smoke with DPX as well as doing a continuity check. Classic stuff shown in Smoke 2013

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