Autodesk Smoke: Tell powerful, pixel-perfect stories

Video editing and effects software

What is Smoke?

Smoke is video effects software that combines editing workflows with node-based compositing tools in a timeline-centered editing environment.

  • Connect editing and visual effects workflows in a single post-production software.

  • Complete sophisticated projects in a fast and fluid environment.

  • Add in breathtaking effects with color correction, 3D compositing, and re-lighting tools.


Procedural compositing with ConnectFX in Smoke

What you can do with Smoke

Blaze through projects with a timeline-based workflow

Center your creative work around an easy-to-use, track-based, nonlinear editing workflow with powerful visual FX tools.

Build shots with ConnectFX node-based compositing

Go directly from the timeline to ConnectFX, so you can create sophisticated effects without leaving the timeline.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Smoke used for?

Smoke is professional post-production software used to edit and manage footage and create special effects in an interactive 3D workspace.

Who uses Smoke?

Smoke is used by post-production professionals like editors, colorists, and VFX artists for film and TV productions.

Which versions of Smoke can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your Smoke subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

Can I install Smoke on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Smoke software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement (US Site) for more information.

How do I convert my Smoke free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Smoke here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

How much does a Smoke subscription cost?

The price of the Smoke subscription is  monthly,  annually.

Support and learning

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