Design 3D Effects in an Interactive and Creative Environment

Autodesk® Smoke® software is designed for video editors that work in a Mac® environment and need to do more than edit. You’ll benefit from its many features, which fall into three categories: 1) 3D visual effects tools, 2) video editing timeline, and 3) video effects workflow.

For more information on Autodesk Smoke for Mac, contact us at or 888.662.7238.


Features include:

3D Visual Effects Tools

  • ConnectFX node-based compositing
  • Powerful compositing in Action
  • 3D tracking
  • Matchbox Timeline FX
  • Sparks compatibility
  • 3D text and geometry
  • 3D workflow with Maya

Video Editing Timeline

  • Segment-based LUT editor
  • Dual monitor support
  • Media panel viewing options
  • Effects tools where you need them
  • Timeline-based creative workflow
  • Dynamic trimming
  • Accelerated and optimized performance
  • Customizable UI and project setup
  • Customizable UI and project setup

Video Effects Workflow

  • Support for native media formats
  • Export enhancements
  • Support for the new Mac Pro
  • Smoke and FCP X: better integration
  • Blackmagic Design card and device support
  • MediaHub workflow

For more information on Autodesk Smoke for Mac, contact us at or 888.662.7238.

Below is an overview of the system requirements for Smoke for Mac 2018 software. For previous versions or more information, contact us at or 888.662.7238.

OS OS X 10.9.5 10.10.5 Yosemite, or El Capitan up to version 10.11.6., MacOS Sierra 10.12.x. 
Processor 64-bit Intel multi-core.
RAM Minimum 8 GB. 16 GB or more recommended.
Display Minimum 1920 x 1200.
Keyboard US keyboard (required to properly map keyboard shortcuts).
Free disk space For download and installation: 3 GB.

Optional components

External storage such as on an external Thunderbolt drive or array is recommended for media storage. Recommended external hardware:

Device Driver
AJA Io4K, KONA 3G and ioXT 12.4.2 (available on the AJA website)
AJA KONA 3 (not supported on OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later) 10.5.2
Blackmagic UltraStudio Express, UltraStudio 3D, UltraStudio 4K and 4K Extreme, UltraStudio Mini Monitor Thunderbolt, Decklink 4k, Decklink HD 3D, Decklink Studio 2. 10.6 (available on the BMD website)
Avid control surface: Artist Color.  
Wacom tablet: Intuos2, Intuos3, Intuos4, Intuos5 andIntuos Pro USB. Use the latest driver from Wacom.