Tom Evans

Fusion tutorials?

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Now that Fusion is integrated into Davinci Resolve it would be great to see some basic tutorials to get started? 

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There's always been a bunch of tutorials on YouTube. A lot of these were for very much earlier versions of Fusion - even going back to the days when it was owned by Eyeon, so they may not be terribly useful. See the Vimeo channel...

https://vimeo.com/channels/fusion

As far as the latest (standalone) version is concerned, there's very basic ones like these...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VrCoB7mbzw&t=534s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNOVvXBPuEM

The version that's included in Resolve is laid out slightly differently. There's a Blackmagic video that takes the Fusion node for a spin, but it gets into advanced effects such as 3D and particles pretty quickly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i-Js1UA1OY

Jonny Elwyn has a whole section on Fusion on his website...

https://jonnyelwyn.co.uk/film-and-video-editing/getting-started-with-fusion-9/

You can also try sites like Creative Cow and Premiumbeat.

Moviola (which has recently become free to everyone) has some stuff on Resolve for those used to working in Nuke.

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I downloaded DR15 today but the Fusion part hangs all the time. Is it stable on your systems?

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I've just been having a play with Resolve 15 on my laptop and on the whole it's been OK. A couple of crashes, but I could never reproduce it a second time around. Fusion works on my setup, albeit very slowly - I'm only getting playback of a few frames a second, and that's before I've added any effects. I'm not expecting much performance on a laptop, but it seems slower than I remembered using Fusion 9 standalone. I don't see the proxy setting icon like there used to be in Fusion 9, so I'm not sure if it's using the proxy setting from Resolve.

Nicolas, your problem might be to do with your graphic chip or driver - I've got a mobile Nvidia chip on my laptop (M4000) and it seems to work with this setup. I suggest you try forcing Fusion to work with your CPU only. You can change this by going to the System Configuration settings and ticking the box that says 'Always run Fusion on CPU'

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Thank you for the detailed overview Bruno, I will start to dig into every aspect of Fusion now that it is so accessible. It's unstable on my system as well, it might be more solid on a Mac though...

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Looks like Lowepost is pushing Fusion tutorials hard now, thank you!

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I had been looking for Fusion tutorials since Resolve 15 was released, but only today did I discover Lowepost.

I am having a ball doing the tutorials. Kevin McAuliff's Fundamentals training makes Fusion look like a lot of fun! Thanks Kevin.

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Hi Kat. 

Thank you for your kind words!

The Fusion Essentials series has been very well-received by our members so we have started to record a full "DaVinci Resolve Fusion for Finishing Artists"-series that will follow up where Kevin left. We can't wait to tell you more about it. 

And... We just wrapped up a new course about beauty retouching that will be available soon!

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Hello

anybody knows how  to random rotate the letter of a 3D text in fusion?

cheers

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On 12/14/2018 at 9:38 PM, Lowepost said:

Hi Kat. 

Thank you for your kind words!

The Fusion Essentials series has been very well-received by our members so we have started to record a full "DaVinci Resolve Fusion for Finishing Artists"-series that will follow up where Kevin left. We can't wait to tell you more about it. 

And... We just wrapped up a new course about beauty retouching that will be available soon!

Is there already a release date in your mind? thanks.

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