Demystifying Smoke on the Mac: presented by Grant Kay
Autodesk: Demystifying Smoke for Mac; Autodesk's Grant Kay demystifies Smoke for Mac. Grant demonstrates real-world examples such as pulling the impossible key to using 3D compositing tools to take your motion graphics to the next level - also featured; the latest in stereoscopic 3D editorial finishing
Late 2009 and Autodesk announces it has brought Smoke, its video editing, 3D and finishing effects software, to the Mac. The tool harnesses the 64-bit power of Snow Leopard, according to Autodesk, and will integrate into existing Mac-based workflows using Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer.
Autodesk Smoke is billed as a comprehensive creative editorial system, offering visual effects capabilities.
According to the company, Smoke features a powerful 64-bit architecture and industry-leading tools for conforming, editing, audio, paint, tracking, character generation, graphic design, and visual effects creation in the Action 3D compositing environment, as well as Master Keyer and Colour Warper technologies.
The software benefits from many of the advanced visual effects tools in Autodesk Flame software, as well as the ability to conform from EDLs, AAF, and Apple Final Cut Pro XML files, to potentially create more streamlined content efficiently.