Fusion is FREE – just go to the Blackmagicdesign.com website and download yourself a copy to follow along with.
This is a short 5 part introduction series to get you going with 3D scenes in Blackmagic Design’s Fusion. While it is not exhaustive, it will show you many of the basic skills you need to start building your projects and learn the Fusion way of doing things.
Here are the links:
In this first tutorial I will go through some of the basic preferences you can select in Fusion to set up your compositions and then show how to navigate in your scene.
In this second tutorial I will show you how to create and texture your text as well as how to put your items in 3D space and build your scene up.
In this third tutorial I will show you how to add and control a camera in Fusion including how to use clipping planes and a focus plane as well as how to animate your camera through your scene.
In this forth tutorial I will show you how to create and customise a static particle system to add to your scene and then how to use the pKill node to kill of all the particles outside of your field of interest. While you could kill particles through the pRender node learning to use the pKill will keep the total number of particles created to a minimum.
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In this fifth and final tutorial in this short series I will show you how to control depth of field effects, renderers & motion blur as well as adding a light to demonstrate shadow creation and control. I then go on to show how to export the final project to create a movie file which could be uploaded to YouTube or your website.
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