Video Tutorials

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ToolTorials

In-depth videos dealing with specific tools.


Fusion ToolTorial - Volume Fog

A look at the new Volume Fog tool. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion ToolTorial - Z to World Position

Learn the basics of using the eyeon Fusion's Z to World Tool introduced in Fusion 6.2. Everything rendered in 32bit float. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion ToolTorial - Volume Mask

Learn the basics of using the eyeon Fusion's Volume Mask Tool introduced in Fusion 6.2. Everything rendered in 32bit float. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion ToolTorial - HUE Curves

Explaining the HUE Curves tool in Fusion 6.1. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion 6.1 - Introduction to the Falloff tool

This video tutorial shows how to work with the Falloff tool and its new Gradient functionality introduced in Fusion 6.1. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion ToolTorial - The Text+ part four.

The final chapter of the Text+ ToolTorials leads us into the Tabs, Library and Rendering Tab. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion ToolTorial - The Text+ part three.

Diving into the shading tab of the Text+ tool. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion ToolTorial - The Text+ part two.

We have a deep look into the Layout and transform tabs. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion ToolTorial - The text tab of the Text+.

ToolTorial explanation the text tab of the Text+ tool. Watch it on YouTube.


The TextTool and the Follower Modifier

This video shows how to create motion graphics effects using the Text tool and a Follower modifier. Watch it on YouTube.


Using the 3D Locator in reverse

This video shows how you can use the Locator 3D to extract 2D co-ordinates from 3D tracks at unknown locations. Watch it on YouTube.


Using the 3D Locator tool

This video demonstrates how the Locator tool in eyeon Software's Fusion can be used to produce a 2D path from a 3D point in space. The locator helps to create a lens flare whenever a 3D spotlight is visible in the camera. Watch it on YouTube.


Course Ware and Starting Line

Get started with the basics of Fusion.


Courseware 106 - Introduction to 3D Space 4

Refining your shader using 2D vector maps and displacement. You can download the [Background Plate], the [Additional Media] and the [Composition]. Watch it on YouTube.


Courseware 105 - Introduction to 3D Space 3

3D Space continued. Refine the comp and the materials and integrate a live background plate. You can download the [Background Plate], the [Additional Media] and the [Composition]. Watch it on YouTube.


Courseware 104 - Introduction to 3D Space 2

Going deeper into 3D. Create some basic Elements and a simple reflective shader. You can download the [Background Plate], the [Additional Media] and the [Composition]. Watch it on YouTube.


Courseware 103 - Introduction to 3D Space 1

Learn how to navigate and work inside Fusion's 3D Space. Watch it on YouTube.


Courseware 102 - Basic Compositing 2

Fusion introduction continued. Applying some color correction. You can download the [Background Plate], the [Additional Media] and the [Composition]. Watch it on YouTube.


Courseware 101 - Basic Compositing 1

The first steps in Fusion. An interface overview, how to get material in, how to merge layers and how to apply pre-rendered masks. You can download the [Background Plate], the [Additional Media] and the [Composition]. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion Starting Line - Creating a World Shader

Creating a Shader which reacts to a light source to either reveal the day side or the night side of the earth. Get the Comp here. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion Starting Line - How to setup a 3D Composite (part three)

In part 3 we add some 3d fog and glows to our scene. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion Starting Line - How to setup a 3D Composite (part two)

A beginners tutorial that adds some color grading and effects to the scene we created in part 1. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion Starting Line - How to setup a 3D Composite (part one)

A beginners tutorial that shows how to bring in footage, set up a simple 3D composite and introduce camera motion and parallax to the scene. Watch it on YouTube.


Techniques

Videos about various techniques recorded by the team at eyeon.


Simple UV Unwrapping

Due to popular request this one shows a simple technique to unwrap the uv-coordinates from a planar surface to paint out dolly tracks.(Well...sort of dolly tracks at least...;-)) Watch it on YouTube.


Smoky Lines with Polygon Masks

This video shows how to create smoky lines using Polygon masks. It will also explain how to create outer polylines for gradients (using open polylines) and how to connect the shape of a Ply mask to another one. Additionally the Coordinate Space tool is introduced to show how to convert a circular shaped mask into a linear one. Get the [Composition]. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion Advanced - Creating a Normals Shader

Instead of rendering XYZ normals directly we create a Normals Shader to have full antialiasing and motion blur. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion Workflow - Connecting to Mocha

We show how to get Tracks and Polylines created in Mocha into Fusion. Watch it on YouTube.


Particles Along A Path

Using the CoordinateTransform modifier and a Particle Custom tool is one way to make particles to follow along a path in Fusion. Get the comp here. A slightly different approach using a Duplicate Fuse instead of the trails. Thanks to Chad for the idea. Watch it on YouTube.


Simple Motion Graphic Expressions

Linking up various tools via expressions allows to control the entire setup by just one single slider. Get the comp here. Watch it on YouTube.


Setting up a license server

Instructions on how to set up and configure a license server for use with eyeon software products. Watch it on YouTube.


Simulating Fire using particles and mesh interaction - part A

Blow your chimney with this one... Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion 6.1 Realistic Water Shader

The highly acclaimed Water Shader explained. Watch it on YouTube.


Volumetric Fire with Planes

In this video tutorial we show a technique how to create realistic flames in a very fast way. We start with just a single Shape 3D and end up with a volumetric looking fire cube. Watch it on YouTube.


Fusion Advanced - Creating a Plasma Ball

We use a couple of 2D and 3D tools to create that invaluable effect needed for every second space cannon. Get the comp here. Watch it on YouTube.


Creating a Rainbow

This beginner's tutorial shows some basics of node based compositing in Fusion6. Watch it on YouTube.


NAB 2010 - Simple Stereo Conversion

Recorded live at NAB 2010, Eric Westphal shows how to convert a still frame not only into a 3d scene but also convert it to stereo 3D. Watch it on YouTube.


NAB 2010 - Rain In Your Eyes

Recorded live at NAB 2010, Eric Westphal shows how 3D displacement and particles can create a stylistic video from a still photograph. The source composition (created by product specialist Robert Zeltsch) can be downloaded from Raininyoureyes.zip Watch it on YouTube.


Sneak Peak - NAB 2010

This sneak peak video shows portions from three of the shots we will be showing at NAB 2010. Watch it on YouTube.


Determine the Displacement Vectors from a GridWarp

This video shows how to get the Displacement Vectors from a GridWarp tool. These vectors can then be used to control the effect of vector based tools like Displace or VectorMotionBlur. The example files used in this video can be downloaded here - File:Gridwarp bluralongapath.zip. Watch it on YouTube.


Assign colors to particles based on their velocity

This video shows how you can set a particle system up so that the velocity of the particle also determines the particle's color. Watch it on YouTube.


UV Camera Mapping

This video by Eric Westphal shows how you can use the UV Map tool together with a camera to nail projected textures to animated geometry. Watch it on YouTube.


Use Hotkeys to Add Tools

This short video introduces the CTRL-SPACE keyboard shortcut added to Fusion 6.0 build 511, and also demonstrates how to map a keyboard shortcut to a script. Watch it on YouTube.


3D Texture and Material Overview

This short video demonstrates the use of texture maps with the new 3D materials introduced in eyeon Software's Fusion 6.0. In the video we use texture maps to create a detailed rust material, adjusting specular intensity and color, bumpmaps and even reflections. Watch it on YouTube.


Using Fusions Ram and Disk Cache

A quick overview of the caching tools of Fusion for both RAM and Cache to Disk settings. Watch it on YouTube.


Heat Haze With Particles and Displacement

Product specialist Robert Zeltsch shows how you can create a heat haze effect using Fusion's particle system and the displacement tool. This video also demonstrates the use of expressions to modify the color of the particles using the particle Custom tool. Watch it on YouTube.


Stabilize X & Y Independently Using Expressions

This short video shows how to vary the amount of stabilization applied to a sequence, controlling the X and Y axis independently. Watch it on YouTube.


Optimizing for Domain of Definition

This short video shows how the SetDomain, AutoDomain and SetCanvas tools in Fusion 6 were used to improve render performance of a production composition by 400%. Watch it on YouTube.


Configuring a Bin Server

This video shows a VFX Supervisor or Sysadmin how to install and configure a stand alone Fusion Bin server, which can be shared by all of the artists in a studio. Watch it on YouTube.


Using the Favorites Bin

This short video shows how to use the Bins to customize the contents of the Favorites tool category. Watch it on YouTube.


Subsurface Scattering (Part 1)

This is part one of a two part video series that simulates sub-surface scattering techniques in Fusion. The first part shows how the components of the shader are assembled. The second part will shows how the components are combined to produce an interesting result. Watch it on YouTube.


Subsurface Scattering (Part 2)

In part 2 of the subsurface scattering video we show how the components of the subsurface shader we created in part 1 can be assembled to create the wax material of a burning candle. Watch it on YouTube.


Macro Tools

Macro tools allow the compositor to create simplified versions of complex multi-tool effects. This video shows how to create, edit and modify macro tools in Fusion 6. Watch it on YouTube.


The XY Path Modifier

This video does a quick overview of the XY Path modifier in Fusion, including some discussion of the recent changes in Fusion 6. Watch it on YouTube.


Fog, SoftClip and Depth of Field

This video introduces Fusion 6's new Fog 3D and SoftClip tools, and shows off the Depth of Field rendering option. Watch it on YouTube.


Anisotropic Highlights

This video shows how to create the complex highlights seen on shiny metal surfaces (like cdroms) using standard material tools in Fusion 6. Watch it on YouTube.


3D Projection Alignment in Fusion

This Fusion speedcomp video demonstrates a simple technique for aligning camera projections without geometry. No troublesome 3D tracking or onset measurements required. Watch it on YouTube.


Working with Stereo

This video shows some of the ways that Fusion 6 can display and work with stereoscopic images in both 2D and 3D. Watch it on YouTube.


Advanced 3D Materials

eyeon Software demonstrates how Fusion 6's new material tools can be combined to simulate complex materials. This time we produce a material shader that simulates the multiple coats of paint typically used for new automobiles. Watch it on YouTube.


Dimension

Videos about the optical flow and stereoscopic toolset.


Stereoscopic/Optical flow Webinar

Webinar Topics Include: Disparity Map Generation Per Pixel vs. Global Convergence Alignment Eye Separation Control New Eye Mapping Disparity to Z effects Polarization/Reflection and Defocus with Camera Reconstruction Optical Flow Generation Optical Flow Motion Control Tween to Remove Shot Contaminates Morphing Based on Motion Vectors Rolling Shutter Fix Based on Motion Vectors Stabilization Based on Motion Vectors (no tracking required) Q&A Watch it on YouTube.


eyeon Dimension Disparity Tools Overview

eyeon Dimension Disparity Tools Overview includes associated alignment and color matching tools. Watch it on YouTube.


eyeon Dimension Optical Flow Overview

eyeon Dimension overview of the optical flow tools. Watch it on YouTube.


eyeon Dimension Tools Overview

eyeon Dimension basic overview of all the tools. Watch it on YouTube.


I Am Fusion

Tips and effects demonstrated by various artists.


I Am Fusion - Pixelized Faces

Pixelizing faces in a shot might seem common. But there's more to it than what meets the eye. Stefan takes us through various methods of achieving this task and also touches expressions, tracking, stabilizing and the concept of concetanated transforms. Watch it on YouTube.


I Am Fusion - Scripting 102

This video covers a rewrite of the Bake Animation tool script in Python. Topics include: OOP, inputs, attributes and keyframes. The finished script can be found in the Useful Scripts section. Watch it on YouTube.


I Am Fusion - Projection Tutorial

This video shows how to align and layer projections using multiple cameras. Watch it on YouTube.


I Am Fusion - Macro Tutorial

This video shows how to create a macro that allows to add 3D noise to an image with a World Position Pass. Also learn about how to add custom sliders to any tool in Fusion using the User Controls script. Watch it on YouTube.


I Am Fusion - Scripting 101

Why do stuff manually when scripts could do the work for you? This tutorial gets you started with Fusion scripting in LUA. It covers creating and connecting tools, setting their input values and some file name handling. Watch it on YouTube.


I Am Fusion - R3D Workflow with PRO EDL Importer

Peter Bako shows how to use the 'PRO EDL importer' and the 'R3D property picker' script with R3D files. They can boost your workflow when you want to import a sequence of clips from Premiere Pro/Vegas Pro/Edius to eyeon Fusion. Watch it on YouTube.


I am Fusion - Ilia's Link to 3D Coat

Ilia Zaslavsky (vfxdomain-at-gmail.com) shows us how to use his ingenious script that links Fusion to 3D Coat with just a few mouseclicks. You can Get the script here, or visit [homepage]. Watch it on YouTube.


I am Fusion - Felipe's Disco Ball Part 3

Felipe Neiva shows us in this three-part tutorial how he created the amazing Disco Ball in Fusion. Get the comp here Watch it on YouTube.


I am Fusion - Felipe's Disco Ball Part 2

Felipe Neiva shows us in this three-part tutorial how he created the amazing Disco Ball in Fusion. Get the comp here Watch it on YouTube.


I am Fusion - Felipe's Disco Ball Part 1

Felipe Neiva shows us in this three-part tutorial how he created the amazing Disco Ball in Fusion. Get the comp here Watch it on YouTube.


Blazej's "Using Python with Fusion" - part four

Blazej shows us how to create python modules which can easily be re-used in any of your scripts. Watch it on YouTube.


Blazej's "Using Python with Fusion" - part three

Some of Python's additional modules can be used to create stunning effects in Fusion. Like the Rigid Body Simulation shown in this example.. Get the script here. Watch it on YouTube.


Blazej's "Using Python with Fusion" - part two

Blazej Floch gives an introduction to Python in Fusion and explains how to access tools and values. Get the script here. Watch it on YouTube.


Blazej's "Using Python with Fusion" - part one

Blazej Floch, a long time Fusion user and Python Guru, explains different ways on how to connect Fusion with Python. Watch it on YouTube.



Product Previews

Demo videos about new products or features in upcoming versions of Fusion.


Fusion 6.3 overview

A look at the upcoming new features of Fusion 6.3. Watch it on YouTube.


Some new features in Fusion 6.14

A fast overview on some of the new features in Fusion 6.14, released December 15th 2010. Watch it on YouTube.


Sneak Peek - Fusion 6.1 Particle Meshes

This video contains a sneak peak at the new Particle Mesh Region feature in Fusion 6.1. Watch it on YouTube.


Sneak Peek - Fusion 6.1 Hue Curves Tool

A short video previewing the new Hue Curves tool, part of the upcoming Fusion 6.1 release. Watch it on YouTube.


Eight Small Changes in Fusion 6

This video shows 8 of the small but important changes made to eyeon Software's Fusion 6. It will primarily be of interest to artists who are already familiar with previous versions. Watch it on YouTube.


Videos not on YouTube

Fake Ambient Occlusion in Fusion"

Fake AO
An idea that got realized pretty quickly.

More experiment than anything else but it might be useful to someone.

Click here to watch a | huge tutorial for this comp.





Motion Graphics "Radar Screen"

SE_RadarScreen
This one explains how the Radar Screen composition works,

which can be downloaded from the link above.

Click here to watch a small, medium or large tutorial for this comp.





Particles "Fusion Forest"

Forest Tree Elements
Build some tree elements. Add some particles, animate and you have a small forest.
Don`t stop there. Add different tree or plant elements and build something interesting.
Click here to watch a | huge Video.





3D Projection "London Secrets"

SE_projection_street
This one shows you how to transform a flat photograph first into a nightshot

and then into a 3DScene, using projection mapping.

You want to know how this works?
Click here to watch a small, medium or large tutorial for this comp.





Particles "Popcorn"

SE_Particles_Popcorn
Hungry? Get a huge bag of popcorn.
Just follow the instructions on the flow.
Click here to watch a small or large QuickShot tutorial for this comp.





MotionGraphics "Swinging Doors"

SE_SwingingDoors
Create some motion graphics using Fusion's 3D Space.
Click here to watch a small or large QuickShot tutorial for this comp.





3D Space "Blood in Snow"

Import 3D Tracking data and a Camera. Then add artificial blood to a real world scene.
Click here to watch a small medium or huge Video.





MotionGraphics "Laser Text"

SE_LaserText
Create a laser-like text effect from scratch using some SimpleExpressions.
Click here to watch a small medium or large tutorial.



External Links

www.youtube.com/eyeonsoftware - Eyeon Software's Youtube Channel.

www.12forward.com/../LWtoFusion.mov - importing a Lightwave scene into Fusion.

www.cgsutra.com - tutorials by Pradeep Anshu Mamgain.

www.digitalproducer.com/../TextTutorials

www.digitaltutors.com - some advanced video tutorials including free ones.

www.realism.co.uk/../3DCam.mov - Andy Caplau about creating a simple particle system.

www.vfxhaiku.com/../Fusion/ - video tutorials and poetry by Kert Gartner

www.vimeo.com/russiaman/videos - Vimeo Channel of Pigsfly user "robocop" with some cool Fusion videos

www.comp-fu.com/tutorials/ - tutorial project by Stefan Ihringer

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