Blackmagic Fusion 7 Free :)


#1

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion


#2

Looks awesome :smiley:


#3

Thanks for sharing Arthur, looks promising.


#4

Very very interesting, thanks for sharing !


#5

Wow that’s a really great gift! Thank you for sharing :slight_smile:

A Fusion template section on Videohive?


#6

Ah Great Share! Thank You So Much!


#7
||+1156443|abstract-labs said-|| A Fusion template section on Videohive?

First let me understand how this software works :smiley:


#8

It looks interesting!

Did anyone use it already?
How is the learning curve?


#9

That’s a game changer… for visual effects at least.

A few years back Fusion was considered the competition for Nuke. Nuke appeared to win that battle as the compositing tool of choice. But now Fusion’s back under the Black Magic flag, and it’s free!..while Nuke costs something over $4000. Even Fusion’s full Studio version costs only $995. It’s still a big drawback that Fusion only works for PC. This was always the big issue for me, and for many studios, it still will be. Let’s see if Black Magic can get it together to produce a Mac and Linux version.

I don’t think the Ae + C4D combo has much to worry about in terms of motion graphics though.

As for a section on VH? It’s primarily a VFX tool - like Nuke, so all about bespoke work.


#10

Just read that a Mac version is on the way. I’ve actually been hearing that since 2007, but somehow from Black Magic I believe it.

I for one will be very happy to go back to node based VFX compositing. Much as I love After Effects, the timeline / pre-comp structure doesn’t lend itself well to complex compositing jobs.

The reason I’ve been using Ae at all for VFX compositing is that after Shake’s discontinuation (that I used to use for most of my compositing) there was no serious node-based option available that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. With Nuke at over $4000 plus expensive service contracts and Flame even more, it was out of the question for anything but big facilities. At the time, to go with Nuke would have meant that I’d have been very limited in terms of the type of jobs I’d get, and in the types of companies I’d work at, so I chose to go with Ae. You can still do great compositing work in Ae… it’s just harder to visualize the overall effects flow and structure, and much harder to move quickly back and forth between different points in the effect tree.

The release of a free / affordable Fusion should change all that. With the free version, the pool of people who are able to use the tool should be enormous.

Whether the pricing model is sustainable is a big question. I guess they’re going for the Apple idea of “buy our hardware and get the software thrown in”. Be interesting to see how Nuke reacts.

I don’t think After Effects is much in danger. It’s part of the whole Adobe package anyway and has a quite different feature emphasis. (at least since I last saw Fusion in action)


#11

I didn’t had too much time to check this software but it looks to me that is an After Effects bundled with something similar with Element3D (but more powerful) all for free.

There should be a category for this, and if it works on Mac or not should not be a problem. After all videohive have a category for Apple Motion that don’t work on Windows.


#12
doru said

I didn’t had too much time to check this software but it looks to me that is an After Effects bundled with something similar with Element3D (but more powerful) all for free.

Nah, not really.

It’s not really meant to create motion graphics from scratch, but more for compositing.

Apple Motion on the other hand is very similiar to AE.


#13

Hey guys I’ve been playing with this beautiful software for a couple of days only (+ some tutorials) so I don’t have any experience but I think doru is right, it’s like a mix of a 3d application (with primitives, basic modeling tools and modifiers with a material creator/editor), E3d, Particular (particle engine with physics), and if I remember well I’ve seen some flares too… everything packed in a 52 Mb free download :smiley: very stable (no crashes so far) and gpu powered…

I remember a feature to turn a jpg into a 32 bit image and use it as illumination source… alien stuff :slight_smile:

I feel what Felt and Creattive say about the compositing software, it’s specifically designed for this, and it’s also a very logic and rational app in my opinion, very well coded… however I think it’s technically possible to make a logo reveal or short opener template. I haven’t realized yet if it’s possible to join several scenes (or compositions) togheter to create some kind of more complex modular template…

I’m having a few troubles to understand how to work with nodes, but I’m very impressed!


#14
||+1171241|abstract-labs said-|| I haven't realized yet if it's possible to join several scenes (or compositions) togheter to create some kind of more complex modular template.

From what I’m seeing (just playing around) this is done using the timeline. You control the “visibility” of nodes in the export, using the timeline.


#15

Thanks doru, I’ll try it :slight_smile: