Autodesk Smoke Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

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Get productive fast with this compelling, unique guide to Autodesk Smoke

If you're new to Autodesk Smoke for Mac, this guide will get you up to speed on the key tools in a practical, hands-on way. Featuring approachable, task-based exercises taken from the real world, this full-color, step-by-step book walks you through a professional workflow with the editing, compositing and finishing tool.

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Overview

Get productive fast with this compelling, unique guide to Autodesk Smoke

If you're new to Autodesk Smoke for Mac, this guide will get you up to speed on the key tools in a practical, hands-on way. Featuring approachable, task-based exercises taken from the real world, this full-color, step-by-step book walks you through a professional workflow with the editing, compositing and finishing tool.

This Autodesk Official Press title covers everything you need to know for a solid foundation in the software, including:

  • The ins and outs of the Smoke interface, including all key tools
  • Audio, music, and sound effects
  • Editing and trimming clips for a polished edit
  • Media management and advanced compositing

With professional-quality video footage used for all of the book's projects, this vibrant full-color guide is engaging as well as instructive. For those new to Autodesk Smoke, as well as professionals, instructors, and trainers, Autodesk Smoke Essentials is the resource you need to get productive, fast.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118867280
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,189,562
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexis Van Hurkman is a writer, director, and colorist. He previously worked as a freelance editor and compositing artist, contributing effects and color-correction on a wide variety of projects. Hurkman has also graded features and shorts that have played at the Telluride and Sundance Film Festivals. He is the author of software documentation for DaVinci Resolve, Apple Color, Apple Shake, and Final Cut Pro.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xix

CHAPTER 1 Before You Begin 1

CHAPTER 2 The Smoke Interface 17

CHAPTER 3 Importing Your Project’s Media 45

CHAPTER 4 Editing a Rough Assembly 55

CHAPTER 5 Editing Dialog and Advanced Trimming 73

CHAPTER 6 Adding Transitions and Timewarp Effects 93

CHAPTER 7 Using Timeline Effects 113

CHAPTER 8 Introduction to ConnectFX 147

CHAPTER 9 Using the ConnectFX Action Node 181

CHAPTER 10 Working with Audio 217

CHAPTER 11 Color Correction 233

CHAPTER 12 Adding Titles 277

CHAPTER 13 Exporting from Smoke 289

APPENDIX Answers to Additional Exercises 299

Index 309

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