Wiley Publishing 9781118635179
Autodesk Smoke Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

9781118635179
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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