(October 17, 2013) Autodesk has released five free 3D effects templates created by Smoke master Brian Mulligan in Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 on AREA. Each template comes as a ready-to-use Smoke archive that is compatible with Smoke 2013 Extension 1 and provides a great introduction to working with animated 3D elements, textures, reflections and 3D lighting to create motion graphics in Smoke.
Additional information, along with the archive files and video tutorials demonstrating how VFX artists and editors using Smoke can customize and work with each template are available here: http://area.autodesk.com/freetemplates
. A free 30-day trial of Smoke 2013 can be downloaded via: http://www.autodesk.com/try-smoke