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MarkH
05-31-2005, 04:39 AM
Covering everything from motion graphics to film and broadcast compositing, here is my collection of Digital Fusion tutorials to share with everyone. Some are very old, some are very new. Enjoy!


Offiial tutorials and training from Eyeon:

Tutorials written by Jason Kolodziejczak (Excellent!)
http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/tips_tricks/main_tips_tricks.aspx (http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/tips_tricks/main_tips_tricks.aspx)

V2 of the Eyeon Coursware. All the DF Flows and Quicktime movies available for download.
http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/courseware/courseware_ed2.aspx (http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/courseware/courseware_ed2.aspx)

Scripting Examples
http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/scripting/scripting_home.aspx (http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/scripting/scripting_home.aspx) (Scripting examples)

All about Macros. Samples available for download.
http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/macros/macros.aspx (http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/macros/macros.aspx)

User contributed Flows available for download.
http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/GoWithTheFlow.aspx (http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Techniques/GoWithTheFlow.aspx)


Tutorials and training from other resources:

Chris Maynard's Excellent (FREE) Quicktime Tutorials for Digital Fusion. (Excellent!)
http://www.cmivfx.com/tutorials.asp (http://www.cmivfx.com/tutorials.asp)

Chris Maynard's Excellent Training DVDs for Digital Fusion.
http://www.cmivfx.com/dvd_fusion.asp (http://www.cmivfx.com/dvd_fusion.asp)

Lee Stranahan taking you through the basics of DF/DFX+ (Quicktime) - Newtek
http://www.newtek.com/eyeon/dfx-fusion.html (http://www.newtek.com/eyeon/dfx-fusion.html)

Digital Fusion Primer - Newtek
http://www.newtek.com/eyeon/primera/index.html (http://www.newtek.com/eyeon/primera/index.html)

Tutorial Projects for Twixtor and Digital Fusion
http://www.revisionfx.com/rstwixtortutorials.htm (http://www.revisionfx.com/rstwixtortutorials.htm)

Various Text Effects and Motion Graphics style tutorials from Digital Producer
http://www.digitalproducer.com/2001/03_mar/tutorials/eyeon_fusion_tuts/TextTutorials/text_index.htm (http://www.digitalproducer.com/2001/03_mar/tutorials/eyeon_fusion_tuts/TextTutorials/text_index.htm)

FXGuide tutorials for Digital Fusion.
http://www.fxguide.com/modules.php?name=fxtips&rop=fxtip_list&catid=4 (http://www.fxguide.com/modules.php?name=fxtips&rop=fxtip_list&catid=4)

Although a bit dated this book still contains good knowledge and covers DF
http://www.bookpool.com/sm/1932111549 (http://www.bookpool.com/sm/1932111549)


Additional Resources:

For those who have a Matrox RT.X100, Canopus RT, Avid, or ATI/Nvidia you can use this plugin for reference monitor previews
http://www.cyberzeka.com/ (http://www.cyberzeka.com/)

Example video of Eyeon/Leitch Velocity inegration
http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Products/teasers/dfx_velocity/dfx_velocity.aspx (http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Products/teasers/dfx_velocity/dfx_velocity.aspx)

biliousfrog
01-17-2006, 01:53 PM
thanks for the links.

Is there a great difference between Digital Fusion & Fusion? I'm a complete noob considering moving over from After Effects because of its integration with 3d apps (especially Lightwave) & I'm completely stumped. It took me a while to get my head around After Effects but Fusion is really comfusing me at the moment......why can't someone create a compositing app that uses layers like Photoshop with all the blending modes etc easily at hand, layer sets, layer masks etc??? It all seems a bit long winded to me but I'm sure I'll get it eventually.

vand
01-22-2006, 12:59 PM
keep posting guys
great post

slicker
01-27-2006, 02:38 PM
Some basic introduction to DFX+5.

http://www.vfxvidcast.com/dfx/dfxintros.html

Laurentiu

slicker
01-27-2006, 02:44 PM
I forget this:

http://www.kurvstudios.com/digital_fusion/

Very good introduction to Digita Fusion 4 by Fred Pienkos.

Quote "...Digital Fusion 4 is eyeon’s flagship product and marks the ninth major release of this powerful compositor, and with the release of Fusion 5 later this year, extreme care and planning went into this introduction to fusion to cover topics that all transfer through to the new version, so you can hit the ground running with the basic knowledge of Fusions workflow when Fusion 5 is finally released...."

Guesswho.....LeftCorner
03-01-2006, 01:20 AM
man i don't know what may i say but that's really pretty good
that websites is really important
i've been working with adope after Fx since ver 2.0 and he's began boring very much
thank's for all that tutorial

Whelkn
03-10-2006, 10:19 PM
thanks for the links.

Is there a great difference between Digital Fusion & Fusion?


Nope...they just dropped the "digital" from the name in the current release. That way they could just call it Fu5--:-)

SalaTar
08-04-2006, 01:31 AM
Nope...they just dropped the "digital" from the name in the current release. That way they could just call it Fu5--:-)


Ohhh BS Whelkn you know better:D

SalaTar
08-04-2006, 01:33 AM
why can't someone create a compositing app that uses layers like Photoshop with all the blending modes etc easily at hand, layer sets, layer masks etc???

Stay with After Effects

sacslacker
08-04-2006, 06:08 AM
Stay with After Effects

Seriously, After Effects is good at what it does but after using nodes (shake, or Fusion) it makes you hate layers. AE has it's place though eh?

onickz
11-09-2006, 10:53 PM
You can't have a decent idea of what is going on when reading layers that have 5 entries for examples. With nodes it's crystal clear.

gsantoshprasad
06-04-2007, 05:51 PM
hi
im a new to this compositing field so pls gide me how to remove the spills of the shot and plz guide me the tutorial sites of keying i am waiting 4r ur repley..........bye

onickz
06-20-2007, 10:09 AM
I'm recording a quick tutorial about 3D operators in Fusion to recreate basically the clouds flyby. Check the flyby video and get the tutorial soon at http://www.onickz.com/fusion

sadrazam
06-21-2007, 09:21 AM
I can wayt to see that:)

Anthonie
08-18-2007, 12:32 PM
hella yeah thanx for the tuts
Someone told me shake is nowadays only for mac? is that true?

Tagger
08-18-2007, 09:26 PM
there hasnt been a windows version of shake for the last 4 years or so. It's still available on linux though

Anthonie
08-19-2007, 11:21 PM
wow. not for 4 years. Ok I understand that Mac is stable and everything, but.. why stopping on bringing it out on Windows. Surely it didn't sell that bad?

TastyKellogg
09-22-2007, 04:38 AM
I honestly would buy it if they made for Windows. It;s like $250? or so for Mac right? I think that's way below than reasonable price. Are they totally discontinuing or is another company goiing to pick up and make it under their brand name?

Thanks

LukaStellwag
09-24-2007, 06:20 AM
Hi,
those cmiVFX Tutorials don't work anymore. Does anyone know what happened?

JohnnyRandom
09-25-2007, 04:28 PM
You need to go here:

http://www.cmivfx.com/index.asp#

Click on the "player" button in the top right corner.

Register (it's free)

Then login:)

PsychoSilence
02-12-2008, 09:46 AM
even being a member and having bought two of em they dont work here :( (flash is up to date too!) does anyone have contact with chris maynard? emailed him a bunch of times...

pradeepmamgain
02-22-2008, 09:39 AM
Compositing Render Passes inside of Fusion

http://www.cgsutra.com/eyeon_fusion_kb/kb0001_render_passes.php

aanup
03-23-2008, 06:46 AM
that's true.

vipqlm
11-23-2008, 09:55 AM
LZ,wo ding ni

pradeepmamgain
11-24-2008, 06:02 AM
Video Tutorials ..

http://www.cgsutra.com/quicktuts/fusion.php

beekangrui
04-17-2009, 04:01 PM
df is really good software!

Eagle66
02-23-2010, 09:11 PM
Fusion Object Removal Techniques
http://www.cmivfx.com/productpages/product.aspx?name=Fusion_Object_Removal_Techniques

isotropy
03-02-2010, 06:30 PM
Hey All,

I just wanted to let you know that I've added another huge fusion tutorial to http://vfxhaiku.com

In-depth Node Based Compositing with Eyeon Fusion (http://vfxhaiku.com/2010/03/in-depth-node-based-compositing-tutorial-with-eyeon-fusion)

This tutorial revolves around a shot that was created for the Open Cut 3.0 challenge that was held last year. All sorts of topics are covered from keying, particles, light-wrap, blending, colour correction, etc...

I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks!

DSW
03-02-2010, 10:26 PM
This is GREAT Kert - thanks! Your MultiPass Compositing tutorial for Fusion was VERY helpful and I refer back to it quite a bit since I'm still learning Fusion. Also got the Cinema4D and Fusion tute - though I work in Lightwave it is still very useful for Fusion info.


Again - THANKS!

savat
03-09-2010, 05:14 AM
hei kert,
thanks for sharing your knowledge so accurate ... great site, great tutorials!

isotropy
03-09-2010, 01:27 PM
Thanks All!

I'm glad you're enjoying the tutorials!

Opeth
04-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Hey everyone.
Just posted a video tutorial showing some production use of Fusion and some techniques.
Hope you enjoy it
http://round6construction.blogspot.com/2010/04/some-compositing.html

(a overview of the render pass creation and pipeline can be seen here:
http://round6construction.blogspot.com/2010/04/render-pass-overview.html
)

venkataramana1987
06-02-2010, 05:58 AM
Is there a great difference between Digital Fusion & Fusion? I'm a complete noob considering moving over from After Effects because of its integration with 3d apps (especially Lightwave) & I'm completely stumped. It took me a while to get my head around After Effects but Fusion is really comfusing me at the moment......why can't someone create a compositing app that uses layers like Photoshop with all the blending modes etc easily at hand, layer sets, layer masks etc??? It all seems a bit long winded to me but I'm sure I'll get it eventually.[/QUOTE]


in fusion....by using import psd command u can import a psd by separating its layers .....by using a merge b/w those layers u can easily can able to change the modes.....

marner0501
04-06-2011, 01:18 PM
Hello every one. I am new in fusion and I need help. I want to zoom in the flow just scrolling a mouse wheel and not using keyboard shortcut CTRL+ mouse wheel. but I can't find where I can change this options. I'm using eyeon Fusion 6.14. thanks in advance

venkataramana1987
04-09-2011, 02:16 PM
hi this is venkat........you have to press and hold both left and middle mouse buttons and just pan on veiw/node panes/in script pane anywahere.

BiGMaCHiNe
08-15-2011, 04:38 AM
Anyone got the technical know on how to select downstream/upstream nodes via python scripting? Not sure how to implement the GetConnectedOutputs() within the python env causing me a bit of grief.

cheers

edit:
Ive managed to get this to work. but it seems VERY cumbersome. There needs to be far better documentation on peyeonscript... Alot of the LUA processes dont transfer over, or at least not in obvious forms...

try:
origin_tool.Output.GetConnectedInputs(1)[1.0]
for t in tools:
if str(origin_tool.Output.GetConnectedInputs(1)[1.0]) == str(tools[t].Input) or \
str(origin_tool.Output.GetConnectedInputs(1)[1.0]) == str(tools[t].Foreground):
print 'success'
print origin_tool.Name, ' is connected to ', tools[t].Name
except:
print origin_tool.Name, 'not connected'

So im assuming now at least I can test and get names for the objects and their connections that ill be able to recursively test objects/connections and gradually move upstream/downstream..

Seems like alot of effort for just moving across one node...

pradeepmamgain
11-28-2012, 03:51 AM
Check this cool Fusion Textbook from CADCIM Technologies, USA:

http://www.cadcim.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ISBN=978-1-936646-26-5

Use code cgs2013 to get the $4 discount.

TheAlkesh
10-07-2013, 06:55 PM
Hello! Just excited about v7 of Fusion coming out in a week! I have done some discussions about 3D compositing and re-lighting concepts in my youtube channel. Take a look, if interested! Can't wait to do more with v7!


http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAlkesh007 (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAlkesh007)

Alkesh.