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In this blog, I return to a great feature in the Action 3D compositor. Source nodes. This multi-function tool can really expand and change how you work in the 3D compositor. Some may call it pre-composing or nesting. New for most and a great refresher for others.
With Autodesk Smoke on the Mac, you can easily work with other Mac-based video editing applications like Avid Media Composer. Conforming timelines from Avid Media Composer is an easy process that allows you to bring your timeline into Smoke and reconnect either to the original media or the Avid DNxHD media.
With Autodesk Smoke on the Mac, working with other Mac-based video editing applications like Final Cut Pro 7 is quite straight forward. Conforming timelines from Final Cut Pro 7 is an easy process that allows you to bring your timeline into Smoke and reconnect to the original media.
One blog post containing all the videos from the video series that looks at Autodesk Smoke with Final Cut Pro users in mind. Hosted by Grant Kay and Final Cut Pro editor, Rick Young.
The Light Wrap technique is often used to blend the edges of a chroma key with its background by "bleeding" the background colours over the keyed subject. This helps to better integrate the composite. Check out this cool technique using Pixel Spread inside the Modular Keyer.
This week's video looks at the barebones basics that editors, designers and compositors use on a daily basis. The good old gradient ramp. Used for so many different workflows, we can't live without it. But did you know just how flexible the gradients are inside of Autodesk Smoke. You are in for a big treat!
In this video, we examine 3 usability functions in the Action 3D compositor that will help you manager all sizes of composites. Hide, Solo and Icons... Some things you might know about and some tips you didn't. Check it out!
Another fabulous user request. Coverflow animations can be notoriously difficult to create because layout, timing and synchronicity. In this video, I'll show you how to build one from scratch in the Action 3D compositor including 3D paths and expressions to tie it all together. A great inspiration for beginners and useful knowledge for seasoned users!
The 3D Path - Another dynamic animation tool in side of Action that allows you to have any object animating along the path in 3D Space. Learn how to set it up and take full advantage of your 3D space. Alignment and orientation included. Check it out!