Is Digital Fusion good for small res animations?

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Old 01 January 2002   #1
Is Digital Fusion good for small res animations?

I'm producing a short animatic sequence, which uses still images, movies and short clips together to form a rough example of how a cinematic sequence would run. Can anyone tell me if Digital Fusion is a better software package for preforming this that After Effects?

After Effects is very frustrating when it replays previews out of sync. There must be a more reliable program out there for doing this animations.
Old 02 February 2002   #2

In my opinion, I would not use Fusion to do editing. (but that's just me.) I find it VERY good for putting the final touches on renders or animations, doing compositing and colour correcting. If you need one program for editing and final touches, then I would use After Effects.
It really depends on what you are trying to do. What I would suggest it bringing your work into Fusion, rendering out your images, and then use Adobe Premiere to piece it together. Hope this helps.

Old 02 February 2002   #3
I have used it in the past for animatics, from digitized storyboards. I'm a tad biased now that I work for eyeon, but it is possible.

The trick would be to use primarily the time line editor, as this will let you "cut" back and forth between 2 layers fairly effectively.

The added advantage over an edit app, is you can animate effects, and pans etc, fairly easily.
Jason Kolodziejczak
Digital Fusion Consultant
Toronto, Canada
Old 02 February 2002   #4
Hmm, sounds like the difference result-wise between Digital Fusion and After-Effects isn't that great. After-Effects can animate effects okay as well, can't it?

Got to admit, moving keys on a graph 1.5cm high on the screen sucks somewhat. Digital Fusion offers a much more generous amount of space.
Old 02 February 2002   #5
Yes, AE can do the animations as well.

It all comes down to personal preference.
Jason Kolodziejczak
Digital Fusion Consultant
Toronto, Canada
Old 01 January 2006   #6
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