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Rich Nosworthy

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Fusion loader and saver with sequences

PostFri May 11, 2018 4:42 am

Hey,

2 part question.

Just wondering if anyone could shed light on this. Coming from nuke I'm used to specifying the padding for rendering out an image sequence. eg comp_###.png would be padding of 3, comp_####.png would give a padding of 4.

In fusion it always seems to pad with 4 digits and rather than specify the ### you would just put comp_.png. Is there any way to specify the padding?

Also part 2. I've also noticed if you read in a single image but it has a number at the end. Eg design2.jpg. It automatically tries to read it as a sequence, especially if you had a design1.jpg in the same folder. How would you load it as just a single image? Even disabling 'gather sequences' still loads it in as a sequence. Seems the only was is to change the file name or move it to another folder

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Bryan Ray

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Re: Fusion loader and saver with sequences

PostFri May 11, 2018 5:25 am

Use actual digits instead of # signs: comp_123456.png gives a padding of 6. Most people just use 0's, but I prefer that 1234 thing because it makes it easy to see what the padding is at a glance.

To import a single frame, drag it into the Flow from your file explorer while holding Shift. The Loader will automatically trim to that frame and activate its Loop control. You can do the same thing with a multi-selected stack of images, too, even if they're sequentially numbered.

I don't think there's any way to do it from Fusion's internal file browser, but I've been wrong about things like that before.
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Rich Nosworthy

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Re: Fusion loader and saver with sequences

PostFri May 11, 2018 1:33 pm

Awesome, thanks Bryan thats solved both my issues. Cheers for that.
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Re: Fusion loader and saver with sequences

PostSat May 12, 2018 10:49 pm

Hey Bryan,

one last question based on this if you know. How about if i wanted to save a single image called comp2.png. Because i'm using the number 2 fusion would read this as a single digit padding - as you mentioned above.

Is there anyway to override this if you wanted to use a specific number in the file name?

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Re: Fusion loader and saver with sequences

PostSat May 12, 2018 10:52 pm

I usually just add an underscore after the number. It's not a perfect solution, but for me it works.
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Bryan Ray

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Re: Fusion loader and saver with sequences

PostSun May 13, 2018 1:51 am

You can render to an image file list (.ifl), which lets you assign an arbitrary file name to each frame. Check the Tool Reference guide's entry on the Saver tool for details.

Another option, if all you need is a single frame, is to right-click the Viewer and choose Save Image…
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