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
• 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.

• 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

Secondary Color Correction
Color Warper Selectives
Color Isolation techniques

Tracking & Stabilizing
Tracking Garbage Masks
Tracking Elements in Action

Day 2:

Action Surfaces and 3D Scene
Surface Types
Warping Images
3D Views
4-Point Tracking (corner Pinning)

Advance 3D compositing
Import 3D Model and Create 3D Text
Lighting Techniques
Texture Mapping
Motion Blur

Media Management
Manage your projects and your Media
Archive a Smoke project
Restore a Smoke project

*Modular Keyer Overviewed
Advanced Node-Based Keyer Overview

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

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 $2,449 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.

Cost: $1,195

To register please visit: mewshop.com/registration