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Smoke review by Elyahb Allie K.
Elyahb Allie K.
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"Autodesk review"

What do you like best?

The way I love about video editing, in general, it gives you a way to express yourself in the way we never done before and Autodesk is just one way of doing that! I have always used Autodesk products like autocad, revit and Maya but smoke is just one of the best you can ever use for video editing and its just free for students thats really why i have it. Oh don't forget 3D and color correction

What do you dislike?

it's really one of the best available, it just takes lots space on the computer otherwise its just amazing

Recommendations to others considering the product

just switch if you haven't already, I believe it will change your mind, its free to students or in academic

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

just personal video editing

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Smoke review by User in Internet
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"Good experience with Autodesk Smoke - would recommend."

What do you like best?

Ability to lay out extremely complex scenes and even 3D environments that can render in parallel.

What do you dislike?

Only runs on Mac and requires a pretty powerful machine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great product to use if your machine is powerful enough to run it properly and you're a Mac user. Highly recommended and very easy to use if you have any sort of previous experience with editing videos (even on something simple like iMovie). Keep in mind that it's quite expensive and goes by subscription.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There's a familiar learning curve for anyone who has some sort of video editing experience. Not solving business problems per se.

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Smoke review by G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising
G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Una nueva opción de Postproducción"

What do you like best?

I like the integración with Autodesk Maya and all the workflow between that two softwares. It is the best for 3D postproduction and visual effects. I really like the interface and the easy freindly use. I like so much the part of edition. You dona have to change software for editing and add effects. Another advantage is that you can import from other editing softwares. The timeline effects are simple and great but you can complex effects in his node mode. The most interest thing is the action node.

What do you dislike?

The only thing i dona like it its that it doest have enought plugins but im sure that it going to be the one of the best softwares for 3D integration.

Recommendations to others considering the product

La recomiendo miles en caso su enfoque sea el uso e integración con 3D. Aunque sirve también para otras cosas, esa es su mayo fortaleza frente a los software de postproducción de efectos convencionales.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The worflow between other autodesk software avoiding the format options or compatibility.

Smoke review by Liam S.
Liam S.
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"Smoke for Post Production"

What do you like best?

There are good video editing capabilities found in programs such as Avid Media Composer and a strong compositing package similar to Nuke all rolled into one package. Added to this the node based features make this a strong and user friendly program for your post production needs.

What do you dislike?

It can only be used on a single monitor and is a Mac only product. Its nice to have an edit suite and a compositing program all rolled into one but if you can then having 2 separate programs dedicated to each task might better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If possible or you can afford it then Nuke and Avid are 2 good programs for compositing and editing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Post production

Smoke review by Alejandro C.
Alejandro C.
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"Un software increíble para la edición de vídeo y efectos"

What do you like best?

La cantidad de efectos predeterminados que incluye el programa y todos sus extras.

What do you dislike?

Los requerimientos del sistema, son muy elevados para ser un programa de edición básico

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tenía que editar un vídeo corporativo para una empresa y me ha resuelto el problema.

Smoke review by User in Motion Pictures and Film
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"Smoke is Flame's baby brother"

What do you like best?

Smoke is the younger more sleek brother of Flame. This being said at the price point it offers huge flexibility and versatility. It offers many features that Flame provide at a fantastic price point.

What do you dislike?

It is rather confusing and could be a more fully formed product. It is not quite at Nuke's level of features or usability.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are still using Flame then Smoke is a must have for doing smaller less intensive tasks. It is easy to give to juniors to do cleanup or tracking that you wouldn't necessarily need a full Flame licences to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a good companion to Flame and offers additional benefits such as cost and flexibility.

Smoke review by Guglielmo R.
Guglielmo R.
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"Autodesk Smoke - Post production skills"

What do you like best?

Node based compositing - 3D workflow with other 3d softwares

What do you dislike?

User Interface is really hard to understand

Recommendations to others considering the product

Smoke is a professional software . You can use it if you have the skills to understand it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I realized a good post production of a video made for an exam in my university. It's better than other softwares like After effect because is more professional and full of features.

Smoke review by Rubin J.
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"Editing and graphics made easy"

What do you like best?

The plethora of effects available for one to use are the best feature of the software.. In particular, I really liked the 3D graphics effects and motion effects

What do you dislike?

faced some issues while rendering. My PC got stuck some times. May be it could be made a bit more lite to benefit the user

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editing

Smoke review by G2 Crowd User in Biotechnology
G2 Crowd User in Biotechnology
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"Best video effects software"

What do you like best?

The 3D graphics effects are really awesome. Compositions and pre compositions feature makes for an added utility. And it is cost efficient.

What do you dislike?

I experienced some glitches while working with this software. Renedering could be more efficient. It takes up a lot of RAM while running.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Video effects editing

Smoke review by Srishti G.
Srishti G.
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"Nice for advanced video effects editing"

What do you like best?

Dynamic importing to PP & 3D graphics are the best features that I like. Support to Maya extensible plugin adds to the package

What do you dislike?

Experienced slow rendering and some glitches while rendering

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Video editing and review

Smoke review by Agency in Motion Pictures and Film
Agency in Motion Pictures and Film
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"I'm a director and always request Smoke or Flame for our compositing finishing work"

What do you like best?

flame and smoke are really the only way to finish in a commercials or music video pipeline. Other desktop comping software still does not compare to a senior flame or smoke artist

What do you dislike?

Some times it will crash when we are in a deadline. But that's just software isn't it?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been directing music videos, films and commercials for the past 10 years and still love the flame / smoke process!

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