Autodesk introduces Smoke, Flint 2010 & Lustre extensions in India


MUMBAI: Autodesk, Inc. has introduced the 2010 releases of Autodesk Smoke and Autodesk Flint software for editorial finishing and visual effects. The company also unveiled the 2009 Extension 1 releases of Autodesk Lustre and Autodesk Incinerator color grading software.

"Autodesk strives to provide integrated solutions that help our customers meet today’s artistic and business challenges. We are focused on promoting creative freedom for projects large and small and our new systems releases feature creative 3D tools, improved interoperability, and expanded format support, including RED, across multiple platforms," said Autodesk Media & Entertainment regional manager, systems – Greater China, India and South East Asia Pankaj Kedia.

Autodesk Smoke is a nonlinear, timeline-based system for editorial finishing and visual effects in short- and long-form post-production and broadcast design. With an extensive set of editorial and finishing features, Smoke provides intuitive, powerful and high-speed tools to editors as well as finishing and effects artists.

Autodesk Flint is a cost-effective system for designing complex visual effects and motion graphics in a real-time environment for post-production and broadcast design. It is used primarily for promotions, stations ID packages, commercials and brand graphics.

Smoke 2010 is available in two turnkey configurations to scale to our customer’s production needs: Smoke Advanced and Smoke. Smoke Advanced features Batch FX, a tree-based compositing environment based on the Batch toolset from Flame. Batch FX provides a sophisticated visual effects workflow, helping users to intuitively and more effectively create complex visual effects. Smoke Advanced is ideal for high-end film, SD, and HD finishing when speed and the depth of an integrated editorial, finishing, and creative visual effects toolset are paramount.