MiriamMorgan wrote:Hello All!
TOTAL newbie here, checking out Fusion 7 after successfully completing a project from Toon Boom Harmony and After Effects. I'm pleased with the results, but would like to run the layers of this animation sequence through Fusion 7 because I'm excited about its capabilities.
But herein is where I have run into a problem. I've checked out the "Getting Started" videos, and understand pretty well how to use nodes, etc. I was able to import a PNG sequence and apply a drop shadow effect. Great! Now I want to add another sequence to play with that one. So I go "file, import", get that imported, but can no longer see the first imported sequence, so I cannot link them together.
Does that make any sense? Clearly I'm missing some really obvious thing, but it's so obvious that apparently I can't see it. Is there a beginner tutorial somewhere that will walk me through, step-by-step, how to import all the elements of a composition one by one so I can begin linking them together?
Thanks in advance for any help,
Confusingly you don't use "file import." That creates a new project your with footage. (The old project is still there since fusion supports multiple projects open at the same time )
To add a new loader for your footage just think of it being a new node so:
- Right click on the flow window > chose 'add tool' > I/O > Loader
- Click on the bin button on the bar at the top. (it looks like a filing cabinet ) > chose Tools > I/O > Loader.
- Drag a loader direcly from the quickmenu bar at the top of the screen. Simply click and drag the "LD" button on to the flow window.
Check the "adding tools" section in the fusion manual for more info.
Fusion tips http://www.designimage.co.uk/category/compositing/fusion/