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Autodesk Smoke 2013moves away from node-based platforms with a layered structure, much like the video editing programs used across the industry. If you think that’s huge, get a load of the price drop, Autodesk Smoke used to be $15,000, but now it’s $3,500! This complete editing software for Macs is now going to reach a whole new group of professionals and enthusiasts.
Known for high-end quality effects, Autodesk retained these effects within the editing workflow and strived to simplify the whole process. Now they’ve got one of the most attainable, respected effects software available. What Smoke 2013 does retain is node-based compositing within the timeline, and therefore keeps your work within the same software program. Creative tools fill in a lot of work in terms of finishing, professional color grading, 3D editing and compositing, and matching and one-click chromakeying.