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Caleb Camera

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How to learn the in's and out's of Fusion

PostSun Dec 08, 2019 11:48 am

I have now spent quite a long time with DaVinci Resolve, and specifically fusion. I have started to really grasp many of the features it offers. But am still having trouble understanding many of the nuisances and terminology of the VFX software. Like for example what each part of the filter method, drop-down box in the merge node mean. Like WTF does it mean by gaussian. This is in large part because I am a beginner learning off the internet, so these certain aspects of VFX and editing haven't been taught to me. So how can I learn about this kind of stuff, how can I learn every individual node’s settings uses. I thought of looking up manuals but the ones I could find, from the images shown, seemed to be of fusion before it was integrated into DaVinci Resolve. So, I probably shouldn't use that less I miss something important in the newer version of fusion. So now I am stumped, I don't really know where to go, videos help defiantly, but they are too specific, I want a kind of text book to read over so I can just understand the theory behind fusion and ****. So, any recommendations, because there has to be something, how did everyone else learn about all this very specific feature without some form of manual to tell them their purpose. Experimenting can only get you so far.
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Re: How to learn the in's and out's of Fusion

PostMon Dec 09, 2019 7:11 pm

I don't recall having seen an updated tool reference manual for v16. But since at least 60% of the icons are identical at the moment, that doesn't much surprise me.

The v9 tool reference document is still mostly accurate: https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... 1601400000

A few things have changed, and the UI is different, but it's still the best we have.

I was working on a book, which I started in Fusion 7 and stopped working on with the integration into Resolve (I'll pick it up again if and when the UI is finished). The screenshots are therefore quite out of date, but the concepts are still just as valid. First draft is available on my website:
http://www.bryanray.name/wordpress/comp ... -contents/

It's designed to be more of an introduction to the craft of compositing rather than a manual for the software, so it's organized in such a way as to provide the student with foundational skills.
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Re: How to learn the in's and out's of Fusion

PostMon Dec 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Bryan, I'd just like to take the opportunity (on behalf of many here) to thank you for sharing your oracle-like knowledge of Fusion here in this forum. You've helped me immensely on many occasions and I see you also helping many others on a regular basis.

Thank you so much, life (with Fusion) would be much harder without you!
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Re: How to learn the in's and out's of Fusion

PostTue Dec 10, 2019 10:35 am

RCModelReviews wrote:Bryan, I'd just like to take the opportunity (on behalf of many here) to thank you for sharing your oracle-like knowledge of Fusion here in this forum. You've helped me immensely on many occasions and I see you also helping many others on a regular basis.

Thank you so much, life (with Fusion) would be much harder without you!


I agree. < slow clap > :lol:
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Re: How to learn the in's and out's of Fusion

PostTue Dec 10, 2019 3:12 pm

Lucas D. wrote:< slow clap > :lol:


I'm sure you didn't mean it that way, but

slow clap (plural slow claps) A form of clapping in which audience members clap slowly, with long intervals between claps, as a form of heckling and to show that they disapprove of a performer, speaker, etc.

Oopsie :)
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Re: How to learn the in's and out's of Fusion

PostWed Dec 11, 2019 4:39 pm

Do you prefer :

I agree. Whiplash.

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