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Artist's Guide to Smoke 2013

by Chris Glick

Smoke for Mac is a video editing and effects software that combines the ease of timeline editing with the power of node-based compositing. Software required: Smoke 2013.

What you'll learn

Smoke for Mac is a video editing and effects software that combines the ease of timeline editing with the power of node-based compositing. We will start exploring this powerful software by create a new project and learn about the key settings. Next, we will learn how to use the MediaHub to import footage and the how to organize with libraries and folders. From there, we will create a rough edit, use the trim tools to refine our clips, and begin adding effects in the timeline. Next we'll shift between our clips with the dissolve, wipe, and axis transitions. Once we have our edit close to done, we'll jump into ConnectFX to modify our clips using powerful node-based compositing. We'll finish our project by doing a global color correct with gap effects and finally render our completed movie. Software required: Smoke 2013.

About the author

Along with creating and recording training, he also used to manage the support team and work closely with the production development team at Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry. Chris has likely watched more Pluralsight creative training than anyone on the planet, and its evidenced by his Einstein-sized brain and encyclopedic... more

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