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Smoke 2015 Essential Training

with Amy Leland

Video: Welcome

Learn how to edit footage, add effects, perform color corrections, composite video layers, and add 3D objects and text to your video projects with Autodesk Smoke 2015.
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  1. 4m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 25s
    3. What's new in Smoke 2015
      2m 16s
  2. 11m 27s
    1. Creating a project and a user
      4m 51s
    2. Examining preferences
      4m 23s
    3. Keyboard shortcuts
      2m 13s
  3. 30m 33s
    1. Importing and organizing media using the Media Hub and Media Library
      3m 53s
    2. Viewing media
      3m 39s
    3. Editing in the timeline
      5m 23s
    4. Timeline effects
      5m 46s
    5. Deep compositing with ConnectFX
      11m 52s
  4. 30m 44s
    1. Importing media with the Media Hub
      9m 23s
    2. Importing projects using Conform
      6m 37s
    3. Reconnecting offline media
      3m 58s
    4. Importing media from other Smoke projects or Smoke archives
      5m 13s
    5. Organizing media in the Media Library
      5m 33s
  5. 39m 26s
    1. Creating a new sequence
      6m 32s
    2. Setting source in and out points
      8m 26s
    3. Drag-and-drop editing to the timeline
      7m 34s
    4. Track selections in the timeline
      5m 18s
    5. Using overwrite and insert edits to assemble the scene
      6m 34s
    6. Adding cutaways with three-point editing
      5m 2s
  6. 20m 54s
    1. Preparing the scene to trim
      5m 20s
    2. Trimming in the timeline
      7m 38s
    3. Working in Trim view
      7m 56s
  7. 17m 51s
    1. Preparing the scene for transitions
      4m 7s
    2. Adding and customizing a dissolve transition
      6m 56s
    3. Creating a wipe transition
      6m 48s
  8. 58m 46s
    1. Introducing timeline effects
      9m 51s
    2. Using the 2D Transform effect
      6m 16s
    3. Splitting clips to apply effects to part of a clip
      4m 21s
    4. Introducing action in the timeline
      6m 29s
    5. Using the Action effect to track a clip
      11m 5s
    6. Preparing clips for keying
      5m 1s
    7. The Modular Keyer inside of Action
      15m 43s
  9. 55m 49s
    1. Making primary color corrections with timeline effects
      9m 22s
    2. Making a secondary selective correction with the Color Warper
      7m 21s
    3. Making masked corrections in the timeline
      8m 44s
    4. Copying corrections in the timeline
      5m 38s
    5. Exploring the ConnectFX interface
      9m 1s
    6. Primary and secondary color correction in ConnectFX
      6m 2s
    7. Making a masked correction inside of ConnectFX
      9m 41s
  10. 39m 4s
    1. The Blend & Comp node in ConnectFX
      11m 13s
    2. Creating an action scene
      9m 29s
    3. Keying and compositing layers together in Action
      8m 55s
    4. Finishing the Action composite
      9m 27s
  11. 21m 52s
    1. Importing layered Photoshop files into ConnectFX
      7m 29s
    2. Creating a 3D scene with a Photoshop file
      9m 16s
    3. Importing a 3D model into Action
      5m 7s
  12. 23m 54s
    1. Adding a timeline text effect
      10m 18s
    2. Saving and reusing titles
      4m 34s
    3. Using 3D text
      9m 2s
  13. 17m 6s
    1. Editing audio into the timeline
      7m 3s
    2. Mixing audio levels
      5m 18s
    3. Audio effects
      4m 45s
  14. 10m 6s
    1. Export workflow and options
      5m 29s
    2. Creating an archive
      4m 37s
  15. 1m 51s
    1. Next steps
      1m 51s

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Smoke 2015 Essential Training
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Autodesk Smoke's interface and workflow make it accessible to editors who want not only the power of its finishing tools, but also an intuitive and welcoming interface. Amy Leland introduces you to this powerful video editing platform and reviews the workflows for timeline editing, color correction, 3D animation and compositing, and motion graphics. This course follows the workflow of a Smoke project, allowing editors to learn the major stepping-stones in the finishing process, from importing media to exporting your final project. Highlights include adding effects and transitions, working with 3D animation and other Action effects, color correcting footage, and creating 3D text.

Topics include:
  • Creating a project and user
  • Importing and organizing media
  • Editing in the timeline
  • Trimming in the timeline
  • Connecting scenes with transitions
  • Using timeline effects like 2D Transform and Action
  • Color correcting
  • Compositing
  • Adding 3D objects to a scene
  • Working with titles and 3D text
  • Exporting your final project


Hi. I'm Amy Leland and I'd like to welcome you to the Smoke 2015 Essentials Training Course. In this course, I'm going to take you through the entire process of creating and finishing a video inside of Smoke. We'll begin with the available options for importing media into your Smoke project. From there, we'll go to the editing tools. We'll look at the non-linear editing tools inside of Smoke, as well as the trim tools. After that, we'll step into the effects and finishing areas of Smoke, including timeline transitions, timeline clip effects and color correction.

After that, we'll get to the connect effects area inside of Smoke, where you can do some really exciting effects, including the action area which allows us to do 3D animation. We'll finish up with some titles and some audio mixing. And finally, export and archive our project. My hope is that through this overview of the essential elements of Smoke, you'll be able to create and finish wonderful projects of your very own inside of Smoke 2015. So let's get started.

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