Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Getting Started with Smoke

Getting Started with Smoke:
There is an old proverb that warns us against the temptation to “run before you learn to walk”. This occurs in all aspects of our lives, and I guess that is what makes us human.
As a senior trainer at Autodesk, I am always guiding people back to the basics. I’ve seen this temptation to leap right into the deep end with new software from people involved in all aspects of post production. And regardless of which software people are trying, they inevitably skip the basics and want to do the mind-blowing stuff right away. Smoke is certainly not the exception to this rule. In fact, the power of Smoke and the depth of its creative toolset can make it seem even more daunting than your typical application that does only one or two things.

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