Today in this blog we will discuss about Fusion 6.4 released by Eyeon for advanced VFX.
Fusion 6.4 is the fastest compositor in the market.
This has been use for digital compositing for movies, TV series and commercials.
Fusion 6.4 is a fully node-based compositing system.
It was originally developed in 1987 by New York Production and Design; a visual effects company based on Sydney Australia.
First version of the software was in DOS and had little User Interface (UI) framework.
In the year 2014 Blackmagic Design acquired Eyeon Software Inc and Blackmagic Design is now developing the Fusion Software.
Characteristics Of Fusion 6.4
Fusion 6.4 is a node-based interface where complex processes is build up by connecting a flowchart or representation of many nodes, each of which represents a simple process such as color correction or blur.
Such compositing interface like Fusion 6.4 allows great flexibility.
Fusion 6.4 is definitely an industry game changer.
It is available for Linux and Windows Platform.
It does not work by compiling layers on top of one another like After Effects.
Fusion 6.4 is a node based application where users can link assets together using nodes.
This working pattern can be extremely beneficial if the editor is working with 3D objects or in compositing world.
Tutorials and Resources are available on the internet to help one to find out how to apply Eyeon Fusion 6.4 into the current workflow.
Fusion 6.4 has many new features such as:
- Connect to AVID
- Camera Support
- Advanced 3D and Geometry Particles
- Additional Updates
Connect To AVID
The VFX software Fusion 6.4 has a main feature of Eyeon connection for a streamlined workflow with AVID editing systems.
The editor working on the AVID Editing software can easily open the Fusion into the AVID Timeline.
This feature helps the editor in compositing images of the timeline.
Avid editors can take the advantage of Fusion’s huge collection of Visual effects and motion graphics toolset.
The editor can work on the individual clips or layer of clips for compositing.
Artists can move from Avid to Fusion and then back to Avid.
One of the features of Fusion 6.4 is that it can load raw format files from Alexa and Phantom Cameras.
Digital Alexa Cameras are made by Arri and are used in high budget feature films, television shows and commercials.
Phantoms are high-speed video cameras which can record video at over 25, 000 frames per second.
It means Fusion can record high quality video files from the high quality cameras.
It can display, playback, compare and adjust the color telemetry and can convert into many formats.
It has 3D monitor support, 3D Lookup Tables, Support for Panalog, Sony S-Log and Canon Log.
It is possible to mix many camera formats and achieve a consistent look in Fusion.
In Fusion’s Gamut tool ARRI color spaces have been added.
Developed 3D and Geometry Particles
Replicate 3D is a new tool for Geometry Particles.
This is one of the most advanced and exciting developments in Fusion 6.4.
3D shapes can be replicate at the vertex positions while the mesh offers unlimited potential.
The advanced 3D and geometry particles give the desired look, shapes and texture to the objects in the Fusion platform.
This 3D tool exhibits the full set of jitter and transform options in duplicate 3D.
Fusion’s 3D particle can generate numerous sparkling, fantastic effects.
One can use 3D particles to simulate realistic snow or rain with physical quality of gravity and bounce.
In Fusion Particle system works in 3D this mean they can surround other elements in the scene.
Eyeon Script has LPeg, an extensive pattern-matching library for Lua.
LPeg is based on Parsing Expression Grammars (PEGs).
This is a reference manual for library.
Lua is a popular and intuitive scripting solution used by animators worldwide.
By writing scripts one can pass data back and forth between Fusion and other applications.
Scripting helps game developers, 3D film animators and media artists to extend their own internal systems.
There are updates like DirectX view over two monitors, multi frame editing, Windows 8 compatibility and other architectural and functional updates.
In the LensDistort tool support for PFTrack lens distortion model has been added for seamless workflow with PixelFarm products.
Fusion 6.4 supports CentOS 6 and OpenSUSE 64 bit distributions.
Fusion 6.4 has massive toolset to create amazing particle effects, track objects, animate titles and many more.
Advanced Visual Effects By Fusion
Fusion 6.4 is the advance software for VFX work.
Many artists from Hollywood Film Industry prefer to work with this node-based software because Fusion allows precise control over every element.
Every node has its own image processing operation.
In Fusion 6.4 nodes get connected together to create a node tree which looks like a flow chart.
Nodes make it faster and easier to create and edit complex scenes unlike confusing stacks of layers.
With Fusion artists can create entire scenes in an infinite 3D workspace.
Artists can also create and render complex scenes that have 2D footage with 3D models, geometric shapes, animated cameras, lights and etc.
Fusion 6.4 version allows 3D Relighting where artist can give completely new lighting effects to a shot.
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