[Tutorial] Fusion for Production – VFX Compositing with Fusion – 01 Installation of Reactor in Fusion & Resolve

In this tutorial series, we will talk about Blackmagic Fusion Studio and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve (Fusion page) as a professional VFX Compositing package. We will dive into basic workflows and techniques to make your daily compositing work more effective and fun.

This tutorial shows you how to install the free Reactor Package Manager in Blackmagic Fusion Studio and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and how to use it. We will install Cryptomatte, Viewershaders and the Split EXR Script for working with EXR sequences inside of Fusion and DaVinci Resolve. Also you find here hundreds of free extensions and plugins for your Fusion, helping you with VFX compositing and Motiongraphics.

These topics are covered in this tutorial:

00:00 Overview of the series
01:02 Why do you want to use Fusion as a compositor?
01:10 Fusion in comparison with Foundry NUKE
03:19 How to extend the Fusions Toolset
04:03 Reactor for Fusion and Resolve
04:55 Installing the Reactor Lua Script in Fusion Studio
06:19 Overview of the Reactor User Interface
07:28 Installing new Tools, for example, Cryptomatte for Fusion
08:58 Installing the Split EXR Script
09:30 FUI Toolset
09:44 Installing Viewer Shaders for Linear Workflow
10:24 Reactor Menu in Fusion Studio
11:02 Finding the new Tools, Scripts and ViewerLUTs
13:00 Installing the Reactor Lua Script in DaVinci Resolve
13:52 Install Cryptomatte, ViewShaders & Resolve Essentials in DaVinci Resolve
14:49 Generating a new Fusion Comp in Resolve
15:57 Finding the Reactor Window in DaVinci Resolve
16:30 Using the HoS EXR Split Script for EXR Sequences in DaVinci Resolve

As a Senior 3D & VFX Trainer, Helge Maus teaches 3D- & VFX Applications for 20 years. His focus lies on VFX, but he also works with many studios and agencies from different visualization areas. He focuses on Houdini FX, Blender, and NUKE for his daily work and training.

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