Posted by Steve, 19 December 2012 4:16 pm
That's right, Smoke 2013 is now available as a free 3 year license on the Educational Community Website ! Not sure what Smoke does? Here's a good summary from the main product page on Autodesk.com:
Autodesk® Smoke® professional video editing and effects software for Mac® is designed to meet the needs of video editors who need to do more than just edit. By integrating a familiar timeline workflow and node-based compositing, Smoke connects editing and effects like never before. Smoke video editing software for Mac includes finishing tools for 3D compositing, color correction, and motion graphics. This all-in-one workflow eliminates the need for round-tripping between multiple creative applications and provides a fast and iterative creative environment for storytelling.
As usual, we offer a wide range of free tutorials, tips and tricks and resources for you to get up to speed with Smoke 2013. Here are a few to start:
Getting Started on Autodesk.com
The Smoke Learning Blog on YouTube by Grant Kay offers 100's of hours of videos on playlists from the getting started, editing, keying and color correcting to importing projects from Final Cut Pro, Avid and Premiere. You can even download the tutorials as a video podcast
Questions about Smoke? Check out 101 Questions Answered on this blog post by Brian Mulligan
If you have technical, usage, product or workflow questions you can use the Smoke 2013 forums on the Area
Watch the short product overview here to start:
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