Lee Lanier

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  1. The Loader tool is native, as well as OCIO Colorspace. However, with the OCIO Colorspace tool, you'll need to download the OCIO config file and load it into the tool. The config files are here: https://opencolorio.org/index.html#
  2. You'll have to RMB-click on the clips in the Media tab, choose Replace Footage, and browse for the missing image sequences.
  3. Hmm. Unfortunately, I am running Resolve Studio 16 but not the Fusion Studio 16 standalone. Are you unable to open the .comp files or is there some element of the motion tracking or node network that is not working?
  4. After doing some testing with a PNG logo, I see that the PNG transparency is interpreted poorly with RCM - even when the PNG's input color space is set to sRGB, The workaround would be to import the PNG directly into Fusion through a Loader tool, which essentially allows it to bypass RCM. This would require a bit of color grading in Fusion to match the PNG to the sLog footage, which would come in through the MediaIn tool. You could also consider pushing the PNG into sLog space within Fusion by adding a OCIO Colorpsace tool.
  5. The Tracker is sensitive to the sizes of the search and pattern boxes and the exact placement of the tracker center. That said, the word on the skateboard should be fairly easy for the tool to track. Try adding a new Tracker tool and scale the tracker boxes down so they do not extend past the skateboard edge. As a test, I applied a new Tracker tool to that footage and tracked with the default settings and it worked just as it did in the video. I'm using Resolve Studio 16.
  6. I should also mention that you can combine masks in Fusion by simply running the output of one mask into the input of another. There is no limit to how many you can chain together,
  7. The workflow between Fusion and the other tabs is a bit odd. One workaround would be to stack clips in the Edit tab and give each clip a unique mask in Fusion. The Edit tab will combine the masked clips correctly. To switch between clips in Fusion, toggle the film strip on/off button for each clip in the Edit tab. Each clip will appear in the Color tab, but each will have it own node network; however, you can copy the color grade from one clip to another pretty easily. When both clips are turned on in the Edit tab, the resulting combined stack of the Edit tab will be seen in the Color tab.
  8. If you go to Fusion > Fusion Settings > Flow and turn on Arrange To Grid and set Pipe Style to Orthogonal, the grid snap and orthogonal pipes are activated for any new project. If set this way, it will also affect old projects you may open (although this seems inconsistent).
  9. Yes, you can re-use the tracking data by applying it as Unsteady Position. However, if the domain has been changed, as it has with this example, it may require an additional offset to keep the final result properly framed.
  10. Yes, it takes some practice - node-based workflows can be confusing at the start. You might want to check out the "Introduction to Visual Effects in DaVinci Resolve Fusion" series at Lowepost. In it, I go over all the major categories of nodes and how to use many of them. Beyond that, the Fusion help manual has a descriptions of each node.
  11. This might work for you... Stack two copies of the clip (or two different clips) on the timeline. Mask the MediaIn tool in Fusion - this will use the top clip. In the Color tab, grade the top clip (which is listed as a second clip). The alpha channel is carried through, so the masked, graded top clip is automatically composited on top of the bottom clip.
  12. I just did a quick test in Resolve 16, and it seems to work fine. The success of the Tracker is very sensitive to the size and position of the tracking boxes - with small changes sometimes altering the success. Here's what my test track looks like (the search region boxes are vertically elongated too)...
  13. I have encountered problems connecting tracking data to mask tools in Fusion; hence, using the extra Transform tool is sometimes useful. There is always more than one way to carry out a task using a node based compositor. It's a matter of finding the most efficient method that works for your project. I have no doubt that Brian and fellow Fusion experts present some excellent workflows that are worth learning. The thing to remember with Steady and Unsteady is how they affect the tool they are applied to. Steady is stabilization (an inverted matchmove) and Unsteady is a matchmove. The Axis variation is designed for the Pivot XY parameter. The Position variation is designed for the Center XY parameter. You can use Offset Position to track an element directly to the motion path (for example, you can track an actor's hand and have an element follow it).
  14. With a Loader, you can click the Browse button and navigate to the correct file location.
  15. Looks like there was a naming mix-up. My apologies. 11 and 12 are supposed to be using what's currently called Beauty_D. I exported 11 and 12.drp files, just in case, and placed them on my Adobe Cloud storage: https://adobe.ly/2VgIJIv https://adobe.ly/2Y7l2Pw