Introduction to visual effects in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

Introduction to Visual Effects in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

We are proud to introduce a new high-end DaVinci Resolve Fusion training series, designed for finishing artists with instructor Lee Lanier!

With 36 easy-to-follow video lessons, you will learn about everything you need to know to solve the most common finishing and visual effects tasks inside of DaVinci Resolve.

You will learn screen replacement, chroma keying, rotoscoping, masking for color grading, 3D, advanced 2D- and 3D-tracking, painting and cloning, warping, morphing, how to create light effects and much more. In addition, Lee will walk you through the basics so that even beginners that have never used DaVinci Resolve can follow.

The DaVinci Resolve project files and footage are available for download so that you can easily follow along.

About the instructor

Lee Lanier has created visual effects on numerous features films for Walt Disney Studios and PDI/DreamWorks. Lee is a world-renowned expert in the video effects field, and has written several popular high-end software books, and taught at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Finishing artists
  • Visual effects artists
  • Colorists

Lessons overview

  • Lesson 01: Introduction
  • Lesson 02: Resolve Fusion integration
  • Lesson 03: Importing and interpreting footage
  • Lesson 04: Constructing tool networks
  • Lesson 05: Playing back
  • Lesson 06: Using multiple clips and rendering
  • Lesson 07: Adding and adjusting tools
  • Lesson 08: Overview of tool types
  • Lesson 09: Creating light effects
  • Lesson 10 Applying film and video effects
  • Lesson 11: Working with colorspace
  • Lesson 12: Merging inputs
  • Lesson 13: Domains and transforming
  • Lesson 14: Keyframing
  • Lesson 15: Editing animation curves
  • Lesson 16: Masking
  • Lesson 17: Rotoscoping
  • Lesson 18: Masking for color grading
  • Lesson 19: 2D motion tracking
  • Lesson 20: Stabilizing and tracking a mask
  • Lesson 21: Corner pin tracking
  • Lesson 22: 3D camera tracking
  • Lesson 23: Chroma keying
  • Lesson 24: Adjusting chroma keys
  • Lesson 25: Working with channels
  • Lesson 26: Creating luma masks
  • Lesson 27: Combining keying and rotoscoping
  • Lesson 28: Applying paint tools
  • Lesson 29: Paint fixing with clone brushes
  • Lesson 30: Animating paint strokes
  • Lesson 31: Warping and morping
  • Lesson 32: Introduction to 3D space
  • Lesson 33: Working with 3D materials and lights
  • Lesson 34: Grouping and adding macros
  • Lesson 35: Adding shortcuts and panels
  • Lesson 36: Wrap-up

Software required

A free version of DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve studio

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6 minutes ago, Lee Lanier said:

If you use the version of Fusion that is built into Resolve, Resolve supports monitor LUTs, which you can create with external calibration hardware and software. Otherwise, Fusion only offers viewer LUTs which approximate various outputs. To assign a LUT to a reference monitor, you will have to go outside of Resolve of Fusion.

Thank you for the quick response. I should have clarified! I am working in Resolve Fusion 16. Calibrated Sony OLED reference.

Easy to assign a view LUT to the two viewers in Fusion itself, but is there no way to assign a view LUT (working with logC footage) to the Sony OLED (or my third little viewer dot)? That seems like such an oversight.

I thought maybe I could do it in the Resolve "Color Management" preferences. But Fusion seems to ignore any LUTS applied in the "3D Video Monitor Lookup Table". Am I missing something? 

I have no way to add a LUT downstream as the UltraStudio does not support LUTs!  

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9 hours ago, Dante Pasquinelli said:

I thought maybe I could do it in the Resolve "Color Management" preferences. But Fusion seems to ignore any LUTS applied in the "3D Video Monitor Lookup Table". Am I missing something? 

I have no way to add a LUT downstream as the UltraStudio does not support LUTs!  

It's a bit out of my area of expertise, but I would assume you would have to use another piece of software, like CalMAN, or a piece of hardware, like a LUT box.

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Lesson 13  Domain and transforming  Introduction to visual effects in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

All my videos are 1920 x 1080 
If I see on fusion that a video is not 1920 x 1080 I have to crop it or  Resolve will do it autmatically at deliver panel?

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5 hours ago, Luca Reale said:

Lesson 13  Domain and transforming  Introduction to visual effects in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

All my videos are 1920 x 1080 
If I see on fusion that a video is not 1920 x 1080 I have to crop it or  Resolve will do it autmatically at deliver panel?

You can use the Crop node as a final step, but you also have the option to choose different standard resolutions when rendering through the Deliver tab. Each render format supports various revolutions through the format settings.

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