Introduction to Autodesk Smoke Training – 2016

Autodesk Smoke Training Course – Introduction 2016

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Introduction to Autodesk Smoke Training Course Description:

Attend Introduction to Autodesk Smoke training course to learn about Autodesk Smoke’s seamless integrated video editing and effects capabilities. Smoke helps you increase your productivity by combining powerful effects tools with an easy-to-use timeline editing environment. Autodesk Smoke combines a finishing package and full editing package with a node-based compositor all in one. Smoke offers amazing features, including: 3D tracking, Matchbox Timeline FX, Sparks compatibility, ConnectFX node-based compositing, 3D text and geometry, 3D workflow with Maya, dynamic trimming, segment-based LUT editor, Blackmagic Design card and device support, and much more!

In ThinkB!G’s 3-day Introduction to Autodesk Smoke training, students will use hands-on exercises to learn and experience all of Smoke greatest features, including: 3D visual effects tools, video editing timeline, and video effects workflows.

Smoke Bootcamp Available:

ThinkB!G offers Smoke training in two ways to fit your busy schedule! You can take Intro by itself for 3 days and then Advanced for 2 days when you are ready OR you can complete both trainings at once in a 5-day bootcamp! You can register for whichever option suits your needs by clicking the “Dates To Register” tab above!

Prerequisites for Attending Introduction to Autodesk Smoke Training:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use Smoke:

Film & TV Editors
Video Editors
Motion Graphics Designers

Projects that Use Smoke:

Video Compositing
Editing & Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Locations for Introduction to Autodesk Smoke Training:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Introduction to Autodesk Smoke Training:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Introduction to Autodesk Smoke Training Course Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Related Training and Certification Courses:

Autodesk Smoke Bootcamp
Autodesk Smoke Advanced
Autodesk Maya Intro
Autodesk Maya Advanced
Adobe After Effects Intro
Adobe After Effects Advanced
Adobe Premiere Pro Intro
Adobe Premiere Pro Advanced

Autodesk Smoke Training Outline – Intro

1. The Smoke Interface
The Four Tabs
Understanding the MediaHub and Media Library
Working in the Timeline Panel
A Quick Look at Timeline Effects
Using the Tools Panel

2. Importing Your Project’s Media
Importing Media into a New Project
Organizing Media within the Media Library

3. Editing a Rough Assembly
Creating a Sequence
Editing with Thumbnails
Setting Thumbnail In and Out Points
Creating Subclips
Drag-and-Drop Editing
Dragging and Dropping an Insert Edit
Basic Trimming in the Timeline

4. Editing Dialog and Advanced Trimming
Editing Dialog with the Source/Record Viewers
Trimming for Continuity
Trimming to Create Split Edits
Adding Cutaways with Three-Point Editing

5. Adding Transitions and Timewarp Effects
Importing the Opening Scene
Adding and Editing Dissolves
Creating and Customizing Wipes
Retiming a Shot Using Timewarp

6. Using Timeline Effects
Creating a Picture-in-Picture Effect Using 2D Transform
Editing and Keying a Superimposed Greenscreen Clip

7. Introduction to ConnectFX
Applying ConnectFX to a Clip
Understanding the CFX Editor
Looping and Extending Clips Using the MUX Node
Dealing with Log-Encoded Media in CFX
Assembling a Process Tree
Rotoscoping with the GMask Node
Changing the Blend Mode and Adding Blur

9. Using the ConnectFX Action Node
Moving Timeline Effects into CFX
Introducing the Action Node
Basic Compositing in Action
Building the Door
Creating ConnectFX Clips


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our open enrollment schedule. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!