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Smoke 201: Advanced Compositing

$1,195




This two-day hands-on course focuses on advance compositing and visual effects. You will learn keying; color correction and tracking techniques that will help you achieve complex composites with professional results. As well you will create 3D scenes that take full advantage of Smoke’s powerful 3D compositing environment and 3D tools. This course complements the Smoke 101 course.

What you will learn:

• COMPOSITE a 3D scene

• ACHIEVE complex KEYING

• COLOR CORRECTION techniques

• TRACKING techniques

• TRACK Garbage Masks

• TRACK elements in Action

• IMPORT 3D objects and scene

• CREATE and modify 3D text

• ADD lights and shadows

• USE motion blur

 

Who should attend:

The course is designed for users who have taken the Smoke 101 class or are already familiar with the Smoke software.

 

Prerequisites:

• Smoke 101 course

• Or familiarity with the Smoke software

 

What you will walk away with:

Smoke 201

1. Ability to create complex 3D composites in Smoke

2. Advance keying and tracking techniques

3. Understanding of 3D workflow and lighting techniques

Smoke 201 Course Outline:

Day 1:

Keying in Action

Working in Action

Keying in Action

Keying Tips & Techniques

Garbage Masks

Rotoscoping

 

Secondary Color Correction

Color Warper Selectives

Color Isolation techniques

 

Tracking & Stabilizing

Auto-Stabilizing

Tracking Garbage Masks

Tracking Elements in Action

 

Day 2:


Action Surfaces and 3D Scene

Surface Types

Warping Images

3D Views

Cameras

4-Point Tracking (corner Pinning)

 

Advance 3D compositing

Import 3D Model and Create 3D Text

Lighting Techniques

Shading

Texture Mapping

Motion Blur

 

Media Management

Manage your projects and your Media

Archive a Smoke project

Restore a Smoke project

 

*Modular Keyer Overvied

Advanced Node-Based Keyer Overview

 

* This additional topic is available to users familiar with node-based compositing.

Click here to Register.

Class runs Monday - Wednesday 10am - 6pm.  Each student will have their own workstation.

Students may take Smoke 101 & Smoke 201 as a bundle for a total of $2,499 if they register and pay for the classes at the same time. Students will have up to a  month to redeem this bundle.  That's over 15% off! Please register via our website registration page and indicate in the comments box which dates you are signing up for and you will be charged the appropriate amount.

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Cost: $1,195

Certification cost: NA