Smoke Review Roundup

Posted by Marc-Andre Ferguson, 13 November 2011 7:00 pm

Smoke Review Roundup

As seasons change and the temperature starts to drop, there’s more to view than the deep reds and yellows of the changing leaves. Some of the post production industry’s best writers and bloggers have been checking out Autodesk Smoke. If you are looking for a better solution for editorial and finishing on the Mac, you won’t want to miss these articles. Below are three must-read items to keep you warm on a cool fall day.

In October editor and writer Oliver Peters posted a piece to his digitalfilms blog exploring how Smoke is fitting into the business models of new Smoke customers. The article highlights the experiences of three early Smoke adopters who come from different parts of the professional finishing market to show how Smoke has given them “a definite creative and business edge.” You can read the full article on Oliver’s blog entry entitled Users talk about Smoke on the Mac.



This month broadcast, post production and information technology writer Ryan Salazar enlisted the help of Jose Trimarchi of studioZ Productions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to “run Smoke through its paces and to let me know if the product was as good as I believed it was.” Jose didn’t shy away from the assignment, putting Smoke’s conforming, relighting and 3D capabilities to the test. You can check out the result of Jose’s work and Ryan’s conclusions about Smoke in the full article.


And finally long-time Smoke user and certified Autodesk trainer Barry Goch reviews the new features and improvements in Smoke 2012 for Post Magazine.

"It’s not every day that a new version of software equally excites new users and long-time artists. Autodesk has done just that with the release of Autodesk Smoke 2012, which features a complete revamp of the lighting system in Action, Smoke’s 3D compositing environment. A long-time user request was to include cast shadows and Autodesk has delivered with 3D shadows that are extremely interactive and easy to use yet deep."

Read the full review entitled Review: Autodesk Smoke 2012 SP2 for Mac OS X on Post’s website. And don’t forget to check out Barry’s work and find links to tutorials, webinars and more on his website.



For more information on Smoke visit You can try Smoke yourself with a fully functioning, free 30-day trial, and you can find Smoke user forums, downloads and blogs on Autodesk’s AREA Smoke community.


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