‘Tutorial Series 1’
FUSION 9 STUDIO
Starter Tutorial Outline
Introduction To Fusion Studio 9
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Opening Fusion Studio 9.
We will learn the 4 main windows of the software, how to add tools also known as nodes and how to import footage. We will also see how to work with the color inspector. When making your first steps in any kind of a software, it’s important that you get yourself familiarized with its graphic user interface. You’ll benefit from saving time as you go deeper into the software because you won’t need to look around for the tools you need. And at the end of this lesson you’ll understand and see the importance of navigating through the software, knowing how to import the footage properly and how to add tools from the tool selection window.
Basic Rotoscoping In Fusion Studio 9.
In this lesson we will explore the polygon mask tool for the first time. We will use it to cut the candle out from its background. We will also see how to work with the resize node in Fusion Studio 9. We will work with the color curves and the merge node for the first time. Since many image resources comes in various format sizes, understanding how to work the resize tool is a great asset to have. And we will see some of the main features that the Polygon rotoscoping tool has to offer.
Transform And Color Correction Nodes.
In this lesson we will create a contact shadow to the candle we composited in the previous lesson. We will see how to work with a background node, that will give us a solid color, and we will use another polygon mask node in order to create the desired contact shadow. The background node is a great asset to have in your compositions because it allows you to work with solid colors and manipulate them whenever you need. The merge node is probably one of the most important nodes in Fusion Studio 9. Knowing how to work with this node is very important and it’ll put you ahead of other artists that only know how to operate the node on a basic level.
More Roto-Shapes And The Color Curves Nodes.
In this lesson we will use the still image of the candle again to create the shadows on the candle to indicate the proper light direction. We will utilize the same candle still image and more polygon tools to create the shadow. We will also use the Color Correction node in order to control the new shadow’s color and have a better blend. You need to keep in mind that if you know how to create believable shadows in comp, then your shot will look more convincing!
Adding The Flame Element.
Now we will add the flame element that is also part of the course materials. This time we will have to re-adjust the wick’s shape because we need it to fit to the flame element that is provided to you within the course materials. We will also use another Color Curves node in order to help the flame element blend better in our Fusion Studio 9 composition.
Adding Vignette And Film Grain.
In this final lesson we will see how to add some film grain, a vignette and how to render out from Fusion Studio 9. In order to render we will explore the Saver Node. Adding these final effects will help make your shot look more natural and real. It will also help you to master the saver node!