IMPORTANT: Autodesk is working closely with Apple to certify Autodesk® Smoke® software on the new Apple® Mac OS® X 10.9. Until further notice, we recommend that you do not upgrade to 10.9 as you may experience degraded performance and other unexpected behavior.
Apple® Mac OS® X version 10.6.6, 10.6.7, 10.7.2 or later, or 10.8.x
64-bit Intel multicore processor
Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards.
4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
3 GB free disk space for download and installation
Minimum 1,440 x 900 display (1,920 x 1,200 or higher recommended)
U.S. keyboard (required to properly map hotkeys)
For playback performance, we recommend installing Smoke with a separate storage volume/partition for the Media Storage location (such as on an external Thunderbolt drive or array)
Wacom® Intuos Tablet: Intuos2, Intuos3, Intuos4, and Intuos5 USB models are supported
AJA® KONA, KONA 3G, or IOxT Thunderbolt device for video I/O. Refer to the table below for details on supported AJA drivers
Smoke 2013 Extension 1 (Trial and Subscription only) also supports the Blackmagic UltraStudio Express, UltraStudio 3D, UltraStudio 4K, UltraStudio Mini Monitor Thunderbolt devices as well as Decklink 4k, Decklink HD 3D and Decklink Studio 2. Refer to the table below for details on supported BlackMagic Design drivers.
Note: Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
System and driver requirements for each version of Smoke
Refer to the following table for more detailed system requirements, including required driver versions. Click a release number to consult the Release Notes for that version.
Note: The NVIDIA Quadro 4000 card is only certified with OS X 10.6.7, 10.7.5 and 10.8
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