Autodesk announced at NAB 2011 this week that the new Autodesk Smoke 2012 for Mac OS X is now shipping. This all-in-one editorial finishing tool can integrate 3D visual effects using its powerful toolset.
Smoke for Mac
Smoke for Mac has been used to create corporate videos and commercials for companies like Oakley, Land Rover, Adidas, ESPN and Volkswagen. “Smoke for Mac really speeds up our workflow,” said Joran Masswinkel, senior Smoke artist at John Bake Productions in the Netherlands. “It’s all-in-one, so that means we aren’t exporting footage for compositing–we do it in Smoke.”
Key Features in the New Smoke for Mac:
- Redesigned 3D lighting system in Action that produces shadows and realistic 3D lighting artifacts, support for geometry cache animation import from Autodesk animation software tools via Autodesk FBX
- Comprehensive stereo 3D (S3D) toolset, keying and advanced 3D compositing
- Conform and finishing workflow for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer
- Support for native media from H.264 from DSLRs to full-resolution R3D media
A full feature list of the new Autodesk Smoke 2012 for Mac can be found here.