Now Available for Students and Educators: Autodesk Smoke 2013!

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® 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

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:



Posted 19 December 2012 8:56 pm

Thank You !


Posted 20 December 2012 3:46 pm

We apologize that some of you have not been able to see the download link for Smoke 2013 on the Education Community. We are currently working on the issue but you can use this direct link to download in the meantime as a temporary fix. You must be logged into your Education Community account to access.


Posted 21 December 2012 11:16 pm

Would like to see Smoke support Matrox MXO2 Max I/O devices as we have those setup in our edit suites with CS6.


Posted 2 January 2013 1:58 pm

@pamentej Thank you for the feedback. The best place to post feature requests for Smoke 2013 is on the Area support forums


Posted 2 January 2013 11:04 pm

Smoke for Win maybe in near future?


Posted 3 January 2013 7:09 pm

@hbr Public companies are not permitted to disclose plans about future versions of their products. The best place to post feedback and requests for Smoke 2013 is on the Area support forums

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