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Mike Baranger

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Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostThu Dec 19, 2019 9:53 pm

I have some animated low poly zombies I'm trying to put into a shot and I've been running into some trouble. Whenever I try to import the abc and/or FBX file while in Fusion using Fusion>Import, the model will load but won't show any animation. I can't tell if I'm missing a setting or something in my export from blender or if I'm missing something within resolve.

Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Re: Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostThu Dec 19, 2019 10:00 pm

Can you re-import it in Blender with all your animation intact?
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Re: Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostThu Dec 19, 2019 10:14 pm

Yup. In Blender, File>Import>Alembic brought it in just fine, complete with animation.
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Re: Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostThu Dec 19, 2019 10:15 pm

Any chance you can share the file on a filesharing service so we can take a look?
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Re: Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostThu Dec 19, 2019 10:23 pm

This is the file that I was able to open back into Blender and see the animation.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkjl405xqdl1l ... k.abc?dl=0
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Re: Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostThu Dec 19, 2019 10:38 pm

I'm afraid it just works inside of Fusion 16 Studio. Both through the file import menu and through the 3D import alembic mesh option.

The one thing I did notice that when I import the model in Blender it's only animated at around frame 270-300 and that's it. Maybe your Fusion comp doesn't cover that frame range?

I haven't used *.abc files myself, but they seem to be a relatively black box format where Fusion is concerned, so I don't know if there's an easy way to loop the animation since there are no accessible keyframes in the file.
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Re: Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostThu Dec 19, 2019 11:37 pm

I managed to open it within Fusion 16 studio as well and I also see that it only animates on frames 340-390. I don't know enough about blender to know if there's a way to only zero out the frame count in Blender. I only need just a seconds of animation total, so I just try to fake it if I can't figure out how to make it properly loop. I might just export the animation from Blender and just composite it in as a video file.
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Re: Importing Alembic/FBX scenes into Resolve/Fusion

PostFri Dec 20, 2019 5:30 am

I managed to import it into an Adjustment clip, adjust the clip on the edit page so it starts at frame 271 and goes to 311. This allows one cycle of the animation. I then duplicated the Adjustment Clip 2 other times so it will loop 3 times. It isn't elegant but I'm wondering if that would work for you.
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