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Getting Started with Smoke for Mac

Getting Started with Smoke for Mac

If you’re just getting familiar with Smoke for Mac, you’ve come to the right place. Friendly faces are here to help.

Whether you’re a seasoned online video editor looking to add Autodesk Smoke to your arsenal, or a completely new user just starting out with a demo copy of the software, you may be a bit confused by Smoke’s way of doing things. While a lot of work has gone into designing Smoke to adapt to a number of media workflows, the new user can get easily overwhelmed by the interface, getting media into or out of the system, or working with clips.

Fortunately, we all start at the same place… at the beginning.

If you’re looking for a quick overview of what Smoke is, take a look at this video.

For a more in-depth look at a demo of Smoke, check out this video.

If you’re looking to get a handle on how to set up a project for the first time, check out this post.

If you’d like to learn how to create clips from scratch from the desktop, and an intro to Smoke’s modular workflow, you can take a look at my tutorial on creating clips here.

The Smoke Learning Channel has a great array of videos on all aspects of the software. Here is the first few videos from the “Getting Started” playlist:

Installing Smoke with a Standalone License

Tour of the Interface

First Start: Generating a new User and Project

MediaHub: Importing Media into Smoke

Media Library: Organizing Media and Sequences

This is a great place to get started… you can also check out my resources page for further avenues of learning.

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