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For all things Autodesk Smoke and The Smoke Learning Channel

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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Getting to Grips with Paint
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Getting to Grips with Paint

Posted 14 March 2013 6:05 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Five brand new videos to launch the Paint Playlist on the Smoke Learning Channel. See Desktop Paint and ConnectFX Paint in action! Start trying it out for yourself!!! Media included for the practical examples!

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Back 2 Basics - Selecting in the Sequence
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Back 2 Basics - Selecting in the Sequence

Posted 5 March 2013 6:20 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Games , Professional Video ,

In response to repeated AREA posts, I have made a basics video showing all the different kind of selection options available to you in Autodesk Smoke. This includes click selection, positioner selection and rectangular selection. All that and their various selection behaviours.

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HOT TIPS:  Editing with Sync Locks
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HOT TIPS: Editing with Sync Locks

Posted 27 February 2013 5:16 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A quick 2 minute video showing how you can keep your sequence in sync when insert editing with Sync Locks

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The Modular Keyer Demystified!
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The Modular Keyer Demystified!

Posted 20 February 2013 11:09 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A new 6-part training videos series on the modular keyer is out now! Learn all about the tools, best practices and workflows. The series also includes downloadable media to follow along!

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Upscaling your RED sequences - New Smoke training video series!
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Upscaling your RED sequences - New Smoke training video series!

Posted 8 February 2013 12:16 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A user requested series now available for Smoke 2013. See the workflow how to take a RED sequence edited at a small debayer setting and upscale it to a sequence using a higher debayer setting. Debayering fun for everyone! Check it out now!

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New Mocha Pro to Smoke Interoperability Video Series
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New Mocha Pro to Smoke Interoperability Video Series

Posted 30 January 2013 5:00 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A 3- part video series teaching you how you can use Mocha Pro with Autodesk Smoke and what metadata you can move from Mocha Pro to Smoke. This 3-part series covers Tracking Data, Masking Data and 3D Camera Tracking Data to build a composite in Smoke. Media and setups are downloadable too!!!

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Creating Rolling Backgrounds with Action
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Creating Rolling Backgrounds with Action

Posted 25 January 2013 4:27 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

In this video, you learn how to create a rolling background from a static image. We will make use of a layered Photoshop file, the action 3D compositor and texturing tools. Detailed explanations of how it works as well as touch on some animation tips.

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