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Blurring & Pixelating Faces or Logos using Action or ConnectFX
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Blurring & Pixelating Faces or Logos using Action or ConnectFX

Posted 14 February 2014 6:54 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

A new 2 part video series showing how to blur or pixelate faces, logos and anything else you don't want people to see in your shots.

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Colour Warper - Balancing Black and White Levels
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Colour Warper - Balancing Black and White Levels

Posted 31 January 2014 12:20 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Use the interactive vectorscope in the Colour Warper to balance the black and white levels on an image. Great for fixing unbalanced shots and more!

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Colour Warper - The Mid-Tones Trackball
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Colour Warper - The Mid-Tones Trackball

Posted 23 January 2014 3:28 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Get to grips with the Mid-Tones Trackball when grading!

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Wishing you a happy, successful, and exciting new year!
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Wishing you a happy, successful, and exciting new year!

Posted 11 December 2013 5:52 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Tis the season to be jolly… Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year from the Smoke Learning Channel.

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NEW Autodesk Smoke Videos - Creating Credit Rolls with Proper Formatting
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NEW Autodesk Smoke Videos - Creating Credit Rolls with Proper Formatting

Posted 5 December 2013 1:25 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

One new video continuing with the text video series. Learn to create text credit rolls using the text tools in Autodesk Smoke. Learn how to set up the roll as well as format the styles and tabulation of the text to get the text looking correct in the roll.

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2 NEW Autodesk Smoke Videos - The Text Tools!
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2 NEW Autodesk Smoke Videos - The Text Tools!

Posted 29 November 2013 10:23 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing ,

Two new videos going through the fundamentals of the 2d text tool in Smoke. This includes basics, text creation, text importing, formatting, alignment and path tools. Loaded with useful information and tips & tricks!

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Tracking in Autodesk Smoke - 9 NEW VIDEOS!!!
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Tracking in Autodesk Smoke - 9 NEW VIDEOS!!!

Posted 31 October 2013 10:42 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing ,

A new video series showing a variety of workflows using the Autodesk Stabilizer, otherwise known as a tracker, to perform tracking for various tracking challenges.

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Working with FBX 3D Models in Autodesk Smoke
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Working with FBX 3D Models in Autodesk Smoke

Posted 2 October 2013 2:59 pm by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Learn about working with an FBX 3D Model into Autodesk Smoke. From setting up 3D in Autodesk Maya, to importing into Autodesk Smoke, to tweaking and look development. A handy 6-part video series to help you understand and make 3D geometry work for you in Autodesk Smoke.

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Making 2D into 3D! - NEW 3-part Autodesk Smoke Series
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Making 2D into 3D! - NEW 3-part Autodesk Smoke Series

Posted 18 September 2013 8:19 am by Ultimate_Smoker* on The Smoke Learning Blog

Software: Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video ,

Take your flat artwork and give it a bit of 3D depth by extruding it with displacement mapping. It's great for exciting your clients and you can do it all in Smoke without having to ask a 3D dude!

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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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