Author: sueadmin

Davinci Resolve 15 (/Fusion) – Posterize Time Tutorial

Davinci Resolve 15 (/Fusion) – Posterize Time Tutorial

So…. Trying out something new. With the integration of Fusion into Resolve, I thought (as did many others so it seems…) it would be interesting to do some more basic effects, especially ones that could be of interest to video editors. In this tutorial, I’m basically walking you through a basic Posterize Time/Strobing type effect. Of course, this *was* possible in Resolve, but only in a roundabout way or with the help of 3rd party plugins. In this tutorial, we’ll make use of the Fusion Timestretcher node, which makes it very easy indeed.

I then proceed by adding some grungy text elements, doing some tracking, and presto…done.

Have a look at the tutorial below. However, if you’re in a hurry, the summary of the posterize time effect is:

Add a Timestretcher node inbetween media in and out. Right click the Source Time element, and click expression. Then type the following expression:

floor(time/7)*7

It’s as simple as that. Change the 7 to a number of your liking. the higher the number the choppier it will get. So, for instance, if you use 10, it will only update the frame once in 10 frames.

Easy Cube Animation!

Easy Cube Animation!

I put together a little demo on something I’ve been working on: an easy or at least easier) way to animate cubes. Animate, as in: rolling cubes over a surface. You may have noticed that standard rotation doesn’t quite work out, and also that the rotation order becomes hugely important. My method doesn’t alleviate all issues, but does certainly make it easier to put some cool rolling cube animations together. If there’s enough interest (leave a comment here or on Youtube), I’ll make a template available and will do a short tutorial.

Electrify Text Free Project File :-)

Electrify Text Free Project File :-)

I have been experimenting a bit with the Fastnoise tool lately to create some(what) believable electric-type effects. It started out as a 2D experiment, but then I thought it would be more interesting/challenging to create it in 3D. I think the end-result is pretty cool, but who am I?? If you have got any questions, let me know! And please, do let me know if you create something with this/with the techniques utilised.

Check out the video below for a quick explanation of the project file:

Project File (please click title, not the download button)

Blackmagic Fusion – Electrify Text! (free project file)

Disclaimer:

Note that this template/project file is provided “as is,” and you use it at your own risk.

No warranties are provided.

Under no circumstances shall the author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this template.

Blackmagic Fusion – quick tip: magnifying glass

Blackmagic Fusion – quick tip: magnifying glass

A quick one this time. One commenter on my Youtube channel asked me how to do a magnifying glass effect. In the below comp, I used the displace node to achieve this effect. Very simple in setup, in principle all in 2D, but I added a bunch of nodes to add a very rudimentary magnifier (replace by something more suitable as appropriate!). Just ensure that for animation etc, you use the Center Point of Ellipse 1. The magnifying glass will follow appropriately (just a simple expression to link the 2).

Oh, and right now the comp assumes a 1920*1080 input image. Of course you can have something different, but you may need to change the frame size of some of the nodes.

Download the comp here:

Blackmagic Fusion: quick tip, magnifying glass

3D Particle Text (3D Shapes made out of 3D Particles!) – Free download

3D Particle Text (3D Shapes made out of 3D Particles!) – Free download

Hey All – first post of 2018! Happy New Year to you all!

My first tutorial and free download is on 3D Text (or Shapes) that are created out of particles and then animated. It was quite a bit of work to put this together, so I would appreciate feedback! Especially if you end up using it in any of your projects. It would also be good if you could link back to this webpage. You can use the templates for your videos free of charge, but please do NOT distribute the files themselves.

Note: these templates (depending on how you use them, config of your computer etc) can get quite heavy on the CPU and GPU and sometimes may result in a crash of Fusion. Save often!

Please check out my tutorial to get the most out of the templates!

Download (please click title, not the download button)

3D Particle Text (3D Text made out of 3D particles)

Disclaimer:

Note that this template/project file is provided “as is,” and you use it at your own risk.

No warranties are provided.

Under no circumstances shall the author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this template.

New Free Project File – scrolling LED display (Billboard)

New Free Project File – scrolling LED display (Billboard)

EDIT: new download will be available soon based on a pImageEmitter instead of pCustom which is a more efficient solution in this particular case. Thanks to llir! (see comments section of the video). I’ll keep the original download available as well as I think it can still provide some insight into some aspects of the pCustom Tool.

Another free download! This time, more particle fun… we’re creating an LED scrolling style Billboard. Ensure to check out my video below to get a few hints and tips on how to use & customize it.

Quick introduction video:

 

Download here: (please click title, not the download button)

Scrolling LED (Billboard) – free project file

Note that this template/project file is provided “as is,” and you use it at your own risk.

No warranties are provided.

Under no circumstances shall the author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this template.

 

A Particle Ring experiment – Free project file

A Particle Ring experiment – Free project file

Hey all – it’s been a while as I’ve been quite busy. Just a small experiment that again shows the versatility of Fusion in general and the particle system (pcustom again!) in particular (no pun intended…). See video below.

 

 

Project file can be downloaded below.

 

Note that this template/project file is provided “as is,” and you use it at your own risk.

No warranties are provided.

Under no circumstances shall the author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this template.

(please click title, not the download button)

Particle Ring Experiment – free download of project file!

 

FREE Project File – exploding cube

FREE Project File – exploding cube

A few folks have asked me for the project file and who am I to deny a kind request? 😉

See video below for the result:

 

And if you want to understand a bit more about the pCustom tool (that’s used to create it), check out my tutorial “Unleash the Power of Particles” below:

Download link:(please click title, not the download button)

Note that this template/project file is provided “as is,” and you use it at your own risk.

No warranties are provided.

Under no circumstances shall the author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this template.

 

 

 

FREE Pixel Art Template!

FREE Pixel Art Template!

Hey all – this time I’ve got a free, very flexible template for you. This template utilizes the Particle System (with a pivotal role for the pCustom tool) to generate Pixel Art based effects (especially good, and focused on, for text). See for instance the screenshot below.

 

The great thing here is that the template is doing some of the heavy lifting (i.e. all the expressions etc in the pCustom tool). Out of the box, you can not only change the text (with an automated, flexible feed!), font, font size, color etc, but also the height of the font, level of influence of the displacement of the “ground”, color of the background etc. Then just change/animate the camera as you please, add in a saver, and presto!

You want to change the type of displacement (for instance waves, some moving bars, a “bulge”)? Pipe in one of the provided examples or create your own!

If you want to get a bit more adventurous, you can go a lot further and change the type of pixel art (by changing the Shape3D), like I’ve done in the “Spike” example. Or… don’t feed in text, but maybe a series of images?

One word of warning: the comp can get quite heavy as it’s particle based (where the particles are replaced by 3D shapes), so please save your project often as on the odd occasion you may experience a freeze.

For a more visual explanation, please check the video below:

 

There are 3 files provided: 2 are variations of the same base template (just with different settings), but the 3rd (Spike) has got a different Shape3D node and a few other changes. Have fun, and please let me know if you’ve got any issues, questions or requests! Also, if you end up using it in a project of some kind, I would love to see it!

Note that these templates/project files are provided “as is,” and you use it at your own risk.

No warranties are provided.

Under no circumstances shall the author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use these templates.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Grungy, Distressed Text

Grungy, Distressed Text

In this tutorial we are exploring the world of grungy textures, eroded edges to make some cool distressed Text in Fusion. To top it off we add a sprinkle of Magic!

 

In this tutorial you will get to know more about Merge nodes, Channel Booleans, masks and other handy stuff.