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Autodesk Smoke Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Autodesk Smoke for Mac combines familiar tools for non-linear video editing with powerful features for digital compositing and visual effects creation, all within one seamless application. Busy post-production professionals can streamline effects-intensive projects by editing, compositing, and finishing within a single environment. Learn to harness these myriad capabilities with Autodesk Smoke Essentials. This practical book walks you through the fundamentals of the Smoke toolset with basic lessons, step-by-step instruction, and professional video footage covering each area of Autodesk Smoke functionality. It includes downloadable, hands-on project files drawn from Alexis Van Hurkman’s narrative short, “The Place Where You Live,” so you start doing and learning right away using real-world examples.

Autodesk Smoke Essentials covers every aspect of Smoke you need to acquire a solid foundation of the software:

  • The Smoke interface inside and out, including all key tools
  • Managing media with the MediaHub and Media Library
  • Editing and trimming clips in a timeline to assemble and polish an edit
  • Creating transitions, adding dissolves, and using Timewarp
  • Building basic composites using the Axis effect
  • How to use ConnectFX (CFX) and the Action Node for advanced compositing
  • Working with audio clips, and adding and mixing audio, music, and sound effects
  • Techniques for color correction and styling titles and credits

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Before You Begin
Chapter 2. The Smoke Interface
Chapter 3. Importing Your Project’s Media
Chapter 4. Editing a Rough Assembly
Chapter 5. Editing Dialog and Advanced Trimming
Chapter 6. Adding Transitions and Timewarp Effects
Chapter 7. Using Axis Effects
Chapter 8. Introduction to ConnectFX
Chapter 9. Using the ConnectFX Action Node
Chapter 10. Working with Audio
Chapter 11. Color Correction
Chapter 12. Adding Titles
Chapter 13. Exporting from Smoke

Book Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex (October 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149200443X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492004431
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