Autodesk Smoke 2013 has changed. Everything.
Here is a short-list of all the new features in this release.
Major Workflow Redesign
This release features a new UI paradigm known as the Workspace, which includes:
- The Media panel, providing persistent media access from all the creative environments.
- Tab-based navigation, simplifying access to the key areas of the application.
MediaHub Tab: New Media Management Workflow
The new MediaHub is an integrated media management environment that gives you:
Conform Tab: New Conform Workflow
The new Conform tab centralizes and simplifies all your conform tasks.
- Conform imported sequences.
- Import EDL sequences.
- Relink clips to their high-resolution media.
Timeline Tab: Standardized Editing Operations
The timeline has been standardized so that you can bring editing skills you have developed in other applications to Smoke,
ConnectFX: Effects Integrated Right in Your Timeline
We have added ConnectFX to Smoke. ConnectFX is a powerful procedural compositing environment that you can access right from your timeline.
New Colour Management Engine and ACES Support
Smoke now supports the powerful new Academy/ASC colour transform format. These colour transforms are applied using a new floating-point
colour management engine that has been integrated into the viewer/player, the broadcast monitor, and the LUT Editor. The LUT
Editor also includes the ability to combine multiple colour transforms and export them. There is also a collection of over
100 colour transforms which includes support for the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).
See Colour Management.