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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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White Balancing Your Shots
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White Balancing Your Shots

Posted 15 January 2013 2:11 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Learn how to white balance your shots using the Colour Warper and Vectorscope in ConnectFX. An every day task that we must face! Fix it in post!!!!

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Fancy taking Smoke on location during your shoot?
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Fancy taking Smoke on location during your shoot?

Posted 8 January 2013 10:04 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Learn to create multiple storage volumes on different hard drives which can enable you to take your Smoke system on your shoot without carrying around your main storage. A portable drive will do just fine!

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Smoke 2013 is here!   Happy Holidays!!!!
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Smoke 2013 is here! Happy Holidays!!!!

Posted 20 December 2012 10:25 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Autodesk Smoke 2013 has finally been released just in time for the holiday season. Thank you to everyone for all their help and happy holidays!

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Everything Alpha in Autodesk Smoke
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Everything Alpha in Autodesk Smoke

Posted 26 November 2012 10:00 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A brand new video series on dealing with every aspect of Alpha in Autodesk Smoke. Full start to end workflow covered including Alpha types such as straight and premultiplied alpha. Great help for users of all levels of experience. Check it out now!

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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Copying Animation Curves
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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Copying Animation Curves

Posted 9 November 2012 5:25 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

A hot tip inspired by user feedback on the AREA. Learn how to copy the animation curve from one transition to another. A slightly different workflow to what you might be used to but as easy as copy and paste.

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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Getting Context with ConnectFX
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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Getting Context with ConnectFX

Posted 2 November 2012 1:58 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Flame , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Focusing on specific tools is great when working but its equally important to be able to see the overall picture. Using contextual views in ConnectFX does just that. New Video from the Smoke Learning Channel show you to set it up... and its easy :) Check it out now!

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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Saving a Node in ConnectFX and Action
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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Saving a Node in ConnectFX and Action

Posted 26 October 2012 1:40 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Sometimes I just want to save one node in ConnectFX or some objects in my Action Composite. This hot tip shows you where the buttons are and how to do just that! Great for creating presets too. Check it out now!

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Smoke 2013 PR5 is released!!!  Remember Official Training available on YouTube and on iTunes!!!
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Smoke 2013 PR5 is released!!! Remember Official Training available on YouTube and on iTunes!!!

Posted 22 October 2012 3:11 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Smoke 2013 PR5 has been released and I vote that you to update to the latest download. Bug fixes, stability and another 2 more training videos. Pre-Processing in Autodesk Smoke! Check it out now!

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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Navigating the Grade
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NEW HOT TIPS VIDEO POST: Navigating the Grade

Posted 12 October 2012 4:10 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Professional Video ,

Another Smoke HOT TIP for your weekend! Navigate your colour corrections in the sequence without having to leave the colour correction editor. Definitely save you time and receptive strain injuries!!!

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