Blackmagic Design Fusion Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/blackmagicdesignfusion Creative COW Library of Blackmagic Design Fusion, tips, and strategies. en-us Sun, 25 Oct 2020 01:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Blackmagic Fusion: Custom Vertex Tool https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_custom_vertex_tool/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_custom_vertex_tool.php Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for a look at Blackmagic Fusion's Custom Vertex tool. It's a lot simpler than you'd think at first sight, and it's a lot of fun to experiment with. Here, Simon explores using it to bevel a 3D cube, but this is les Thu, 18 Jun 2020 05:00:20 GMT Building A Simple, Powerful Keyer in Blackmagic Design Fusion https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic-design-fusion-building-a-powerful-keyer/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic-design-fusion-building-a-powerful-keyer.php Discover the basics of creating a powerful Color Difference Keyer in Blackmagic Design Fusion using some very simple tools. Longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell shows how, once you understand the basic principles, there are countless ways to apply them to Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:45:00 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion: World Coordinates for 3D Compositing https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic-fusion-world-coordinates/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic-fusion-world-coordinates.php Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for a look at the useful things you can do in Blackmagic Design Fusion with world coordinates data using the Volume Mask tool. It offers very handy way of applying 2D processing to 3D scenes generated either withi Fri, 07 Feb 2020 04:47:13 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use, Pt 5: Brightness https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness.php The first challenge to understanding the nature of brightness in compositing starts with remembering that we're not actually seeing color at all, but rather something of an illusion that appears to us as color! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell fo Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:54:29 GMT Blackmagic Fusion: Frequency Separation Retouching https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_frequency_separation_retouching/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_frequency_separation_retouching.php Blackmagic Fusion offers a variety of powerful retouching tools (as does DaVinci Resolve of course), so why would you want to build your own? As longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell explains, once you understand the underlying principles of the tools, you Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:17:01 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use Pt. 4 - Advanced Alphas https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 4 of the best look behind the tec Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:19:02 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 3 - Alpha Channels https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 3 of the best look behind the tec Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:40:52 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use 2: Advanced Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes.php Whether you're a full-time compositor and VFX artist, an editor working in one of the many NLEs that supports Blend Modes (including Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP and FCPX, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Rsolve, and VEGAS Pro), or whether you just want the additional graphics power that comes with insight Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:01:01 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 1 - Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes.php Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for the best look behind the technology of blend modes that you've ever seen. This isn't just for graphics and VFX, but for video editors too -- anyone who puts anything together, and wants to learn more about HOW Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:42:17 GMT Blackmagic Fusion 9's Most Powerful Tool: The Custom Tool https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_custom_tool/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_custom_tool.php Meet The Custom Tool, the most powerful and versatile tool in Blackmagic Fusion's entire toolbox ??" which ironically appears to do nothing when you first apply it. That’s because it’s a tool designed for building your own tools from scratch. That may sound daunting, but under the guiding hand o Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:02:40 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Tutorial: The New Planar Tracker https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_planar_tracker/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_planar_tracker.php Editor, VFX artist, post-house owner, and plug-in developer Simon Ubsdell draws on over 25 years of experience to dig deep into the compelling features found in the new Planar Tracker found in Blackmagic Fusion. Along the way, Simon offers a wide range of tips and tricks, as well as new perspectives Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:01:52 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made Easy https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_design_fusion_expressions-and-macros-made-easy/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_design_fusion_expressions-and-macros-made-easy.php In this two-part guide to some of Blackmagic Design Fusion's most powerful compositing and effects features, visual effects veteran Simon Ubsdell offers an easy-to-follow introduction to using basic expressions and creating macros in Fusion -- with some very useful tips for After Effects users along Wed, 03 May 2017 19:28:45 GMT Advanced Keying in Blackmagic Design Fusion https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_advanced_keying/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_advanced_keying.php Following his well-received exploration of the power of customized keying inside Blackmagic Design Fusion, Simon Ubsdell goes even further into his look at the liberation from the inevitable limitations of other people's keyers by building your own inside Fusion. Along the way, you'll learn about Ch Sat, 02 Jul 2016 23:13:31 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion: Building Your Own Keyer https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_keying_tutorial/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_keying_tutorial.php In his latest tutorial for Blackmagic Design Fusion, Simon Ubsdell points out that you can of course simply use Fusion's built-in keyer, and quickly get a good result, but here he shows how combining visual effects nodes to build your own keyer helps you understand the processes to refine trouble ke Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 Intro Tutorial: Fusion Reactor https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_intro/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_intro.php Blackmagic Design Fusion has long been known as an incredibly powerful node-based 3D compositing and VFX environment, responsible for some of the most indelible cinematic imagery of our time. Tokyo Productions Creative Director Simon Ubsdell has been a Fusion fan and user for years, and here provide Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:31:59 GMT