AutoDesk Smoke :: Can't Find Old Project

Feb 10, 2013

I had to uninstall Smoke earlier to attempt to get the export function working. In doing so I had to run this line of code in the terminal: sudo rm -rf /usr/discreet/

When i reinstalled and eventually got it working again Smoke didn't see the project i had spent a day working on.

Is it possible Smoke deleted my project when i ran the line of code or uninstalled?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Saving Project In CFX

Jun 25, 2013

I just spent the last couple of hours programming 28 stills with edges in CFX.  I phsically clicked on save project repeatedly in those hours, especially once I hit a MAJOR milestone. I added a shadow cast node in action and my system locked up.  I was forced to force quit.  When I reopened my project, I found that I lost a couple of hours worth of work.  In the months going on year of using this editor, I find that smoke 2013 is very well intentioned, but seriously lacking in very basic functionality.  Putting out a product that is touted as a powerful editor that doesn't have a audio cross-fade node (lost in EXT version), can't add a simple outline to a clip with a button click (the reason I spent hours adding a hard shadow and changing layer priority for each of the 28 clips and finally and MOST importantly, saving EACH AND EVERY TIME the editor clicks save to completion is simply doing a diservice to a quality product. when a person clicks file-save project, the project should save fully.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Won't See Project On External Drive

Jul 15, 2013

I have Smoke (same version) running on two seperate Macs. Each Mac has an external thunderbolt drive for the media storage.
I worked on my project at home on Mac #1, and assumed I could bring in my external drive and use it with Mac #2.
When I try to add my drive from home to Mac #2, it creates ManagedFolder1. Which of course doesn't have my project in it- my project is on ManagedFolder0.
I suppose this may be caused by the fact I already have a ManagedFolder0 on a different external drive for this Mac, right? So I removed that drive, assuming I could then re-add the drive from home and allow access to the 2nd ManagedFolder0 with my project.

It just shows my old projects from the other drive still, but everything is broken inside of them. This makes sense as the drive is disconnected.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: How To Share The Project Files

Jan 4, 2013

What's the easiest way to send a project to a collaborator outside my facility? Everything will remain in Smoke. All media files exist at both locations so we just need to be able to share the project files. Is an archive the best bet?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Moved A Project But Can't Relink

Mar 26, 2013

I did a project in SMK2013 in trial mode on an iMac. Mostly unmanaged media - links to ProRes Qts from Resolve. Sadly, I forgot to archive it before the 30 day trial expired.

I just installed 2013 on my main Mac Pro, and it's all licensed, and good to go - beware of a licensing issue with OS 10.8, by the way... (I'll write another post about that.)

I copied all of the linked source media to the new system, and using the MediaHub, I can see the projects on the iMac (even though I can't launch the app anymore), so my plan was to bring the sequences and rendered files over via Wire, then re-link to the ProRes source media on the licensed system. Easy, right?

I can copy the sequences over just fine, but in the conform tab - I can't get any of the Resolve files to relink. I've unlinked the shots, and set the file path straight to the prores media folder - the only thing different is the name of the drive it's linked to.

any column I choose to match - every file turns red. I've double checked the file names, the timecodes, etc... Everything matches up exactly, and yet it never finds a match, showing a conflict in every field I try to use as a match.

I thought i might have better luck if the media folder was imported into the project, and then manually set that folder a conform search location - but I crash every time i've tried that.

SmokeUser since 2012
MacPro w/ K3
CalDigit HdPro2 RAID

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AutoDesk Smoke :: How To Disable Proxy In Project

Nov 21, 2012

I have a project with proxy is on. In some situation i want the proxy to be off. Like for example when viewing my timeline edit. the output resolution (in viewer) is using the proxy ( lores). How can i disable this ? can i do that without turn off the proxy in project setting ? how to tell the viewer to display the hires version not the proxy?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Can't Open New Project File

Jun 30, 2013

I just installed the Smoke software and tried to open a new project as a test file, but after i made the file and made a user i clicked the "Start" button and it just says "Unable to load video device AJA_OE2K" and makes me quit out of the application. 

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Deleting Media From Another Project

Jul 4, 2013

This is similar to something I have asked for before regarding managing media in remote/networked machines. But I can't find a way to delete media (individual clips or folders) from a nother project within my machine without switching to/loading up that project. At present in 2012 and as far back as I can remember I have had the ability to move and manage media withing other projects on the host machine as well as remote/networked machine.
Is there a button/preference I'm missing as this is integral to the workflow I use.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Change The Project Name After Its Been Created?

Nov 9, 2012

Is there a way to change the project name after its been created?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Project Disappeared From Selection List?

Oct 18, 2012

some projects suddenly disappeared from the selection list that comes up when you start Smoke. The project files are still there and I didn't mess with them either. Is there any way to "refresh" the project listing?

I am working with PreRelease 4

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Retrieve Project From Time Machine

Oct 11, 2012

I lost an edit I was working on and Time Machine has complete backups for the past several days. I can see and find the backup copy in Time Machine in /usr/discreet/project/ . I can extract it from Time Machine. But how can I make Smoke aware of it and open it?

I tried a few things like I have an existing project called "/usr/discreet/project/Project1", I removed it and put my backup in the same place with the same name, but that doesn't work either.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: PR5 - Extremely Slow Loading Of Project

Oct 26, 2012

Just deleted PR4, and installed PR5.Opening an existing project takes an extremely long time (maybe 20-30 mins? guessing here)The Smoke loading screen shows something like "Connecting Control Surfaces"..

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Unable To Change Bit Depth For Project

Jun 12, 2012

When setting up a new project, I'm unable to change the bit depth for the project. It's set to 8-bit and ghosted. The graphics render button has a selector but when clicked it doesn't bring up the drop down.

My guess is that it has something to do with my hardware configuration (read: I need to upgrade my GPU) .

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Project Just Hangs At Initializing Shades

Oct 3, 2012

There was a time, probably 2012 SP1, when smoke startup would take max. 30seconds.Now with 2012 SP2 after selecting a project smoke just hangs at the "Initializing shades" phase for almost 1min. making startups a major 2min.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: How To Create Same Desktop Library For Each Project

Jan 3, 2013

How to create automatically for each project, a desktop library identical with the same folders (DigitCut, Elemts, Conformation, Rushes, Audio,...), each graphic artists will be able to work with the same tree?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Sharing Project Files / Folders?

Sep 12, 2012

what if wanna pass/share my project file to others for them to tinker with or to continue the work,what are the files/folders that i needed to share and where can i find them?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Importing R3d Files To Project Reel?

Apr 15, 2011

when i import r3d files to a project reel, will it create a file in project or it will only take the original red file?

is there any way to do the soft import r3d files?

what is the native support means?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: 2013 Transfer Project To New Installation?

Jan 2, 2013

First: I ordered the Smoke 2013 (floating-)licence through a german reseller a week ago and I still got no answer. Is this a normal "new years eve" delay?

Second: The Smoke installation is on a computer that's OS was actually cloned from another computer. The HostName, LocalHostName and ComputerName were changed, but Backburner still insists in using the "original" name given at the OS-Installation. So if the other "clone-computer" is running, Backburner gets in trouble and is stuck on waiting. During the troubleshooting process I turned on websharing to access [URL] ..... This led to the result, that anytime i restart the machine the computername is changed to and the backburner wount work. No way, yet, to bring this back to normal.

Third: Waiting for the smoke-licence I already begun working on the project. Now it seems that I'll have to do a clean install of the system to get it finally running. But I do not want to loose the work so far. Is there a way to bring the actual project back into an new installation of OS/Smoke without having to archive it which does not work at the moment?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Restore 2012 Project To 2013 SP2?

Mar 4, 2013

I just installed my Smoke2013 SP2 yesterday, and today I want to restore my project. From Mr. Grant Kay tutorial, I saw there's restore button once he double click the restore folder. But I can't see that Restore button.

I attach the snapshot of mine.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Archive Setup Recovery Into A Project

Jan 16, 2014

Using Smoke EXT1 and a previous user archived his project using the old school method; media and setups seperatly instead of just selecting the project as a whole.
I've draged the media into a library and restored that easy enough but can not find the details of how to recover the setups from the tar file in the archive. It does not show up in the media pannel at all, just an emply folder. How to get these setups loaded into a project?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Archive Setups Without Archiving Whole Project?

Dec 6, 2012

Is it possible to archive setups without archiving the whole project?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Revert Back To Older Autosaved Project?

Jan 10, 2013

How do I revert back to an older autosaved project? I can't launch my current project. I was working away, in a cfx on my timeline, smoke crashed. I tried to log back in and now it just crashed every time.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Connect FX Setups Lost After Converting Project From PR3 To PR4?

Sep 24, 2012

I converted a project to PR4 and opened it in PR4.

When trying to open the Connect FX editor, I get the following error on all connect FXs: "The Connect FX has lost its setup and can no longer rendered or edited."

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AutoDesk Smoke :: How To Correct Aspect Ratio When Put HD Shot In SD Project

Jun 13, 2012

How to correct aspect ratio when put HD shot in SD project, such as FCP 7 do that...

Screen shot attached

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Unarchiving Project / Unable To Read Media

Nov 8, 2013

I'm trying unArchive a project and having difficulty linking the footage.  The project opens fine, but cannot locate any of the media.  The footage is in the same location as it previouly was.  What am I missing?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Relocate Discreet Folder That Houses Project?

Aug 22, 2011

In our enviroment we have an imaging server that is used to deploy Mac install images. I have successfully created one for our Smoke on Mac machine.

I would like to create a junction point or relocate the /hd/var/discreet folder to another drive. It would be nice to be able to refresh this machine at moments notice. It seems that this is one of the only points that need to be kept that reside on the local HD.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: How To Find The Original Media

Dec 2, 2012

I got a clip imported with cache ON. So it's transcoded into stone and not linked to original file. When i check the file info, there's no path to original file, so i don't know where is the source path. I put that clip on timeline, and press 'pre-processing' button, i got error msg : 'cannot find the original media'. How can i fix this since the clip's info itself shows no track to the original file.

Actually, i know where the location of the original clip is. It's in one of my external drive, if i reconnect the drive then it will fix the error.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Can't Find EDL Or XML Import Function

Jun 12, 2012

Can't seem to find a EDL or XML import function - aren't that in the pre release ?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Duplicating Project To Have Template Sequence To Modify When Required?

Apr 6, 2013

I have to say that so far, after an intensive week editing a project in Smoke, things are getting quite clear, though I didn't dive deep in CFX, apart for some white balance and curves modification, so I don't have experience with any other FX feature, 3D, etc...

I like Smoke for non multi-cam work, so I think I'm going to implement it in our workflow.

And about workflow is my question: We have a video format, opening title, footage with TV bug as an overlay, music background, and ending title.

When I was working in Final Cut Pro, I could open different projects at once, so it was easy to create a template sequence in a template project, copy and paste the footage in the current project while keeping the fixed elements on the timeline.

Now, Smoke can't open more than one project at a time. I don't even know how to duplicate a project to have a template sequence to modify each time I need.

What kind of workflow required in order to reduce editing time by keeping a template that we can modify each time we need?

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Unable To See Volume In Order To Import Files Into Project

Apr 21, 2011

I downloaded a trial version and installed but some reason I can not see my "Volume" (external FW800 G-Tech Drive 7200 rpm) in order to import files into the project that I created. I'm actually running a MacBook Pro (13 inch)and the latest version of OSX. I'm salivating to try this out but I'm stuck.

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AutoDesk Smoke :: Proper Playback / Frame Rate / Project Settings?

Jun 26, 2012

I'm trying to import some clips from Avid and the clips are playing back too fast.

In Avid, the clips originated as HDV 1440x1080i 59.94 fps. I transcoded them to DVCPro 1920x1080i 59.94fps. I exported the clips from Avid using "same as source."

In Smoke, I went through the library to select and import the clips. My Smoke Cfg settings are:

30i 1280x720@5994p, project settings 1280x720.

The clips playback as if they are running at 120% (best estimate).

in the Cfg template there are settings that are similar, such as 30i 1280x720@5994p and 1280x720@5994p. Is the "30i" for interlaced footage (ie HDV and uprezed SD)?

Smoke 2012 SAP SP1
Mac 10.6.7

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