Bump maps and height maps can be used to simulate 3D displacement in materials. Use it to create rough textures and fine depth detail surfaces without the need to use an extreme number of subdivisions.
Attach materials to your Text3d or load 3D Models with textures. Use Blinn, Phong, Cook-Torrance, Ward and more.
Create true 3d light effects with rays. Separate light effects from geometry in the 3d and create 2d masks from 3d materials.
Light a 3D scene in DaVinci Resolve & Fusion and use advanced 2D tricks for volumetric lights and light wraps.
Create your own combined tools with custom settings through Fusion Macros. You can export macros to the template library and to the Resolve Edit Effects Library.
Learn how to enhance a Text+ Element in Fusion and add Fusion controls to the Edit page. Reuse the final effect across projects with Power Bins.
Use stacked image layers to create a 3D effect from a 2D logo or image in DaVinci Resolve / Fusion. Polish the scene with 2D post-processing effects like ambient occlusion and depth blur.
Create a simple camera controls overlay and use color, noise, and lens distort tools to get the low-quality look of a security camera within DaVinci Resolve.
Elliptical masks, animated blur and camera shake are all you need for this quick effect in Fusion. As a small bonus, I explain the instance copy and use an expression on a point variable. Even though that part is optional to make the effect work.
“Create complex shapes from simple transforms and use expressions in DaVinci Resolve / Fusion for customizable effects.
Creating masks and transforms is easy, getting the shapes and animation patterns you desire for motion graphics can be tricky.
In this tutorial, I am creating a Kaleidoscope effect. It will help you gain experience in creating custom shapes and transformations and you will see how you can tie tools together through simple expressions. “
An in-depth look at the most basic compositing tool: Understand how to modify the alpha channel inside the merge node and learn from examples how to use of Screen, Multiply, Overlay and other apply modes.
In this step by step tutorial, I am creating a 3d map animation in Fusion with textures, lighting and animated flight paths. It is a beginner to intermediate tutorial. Rather than focusing on one aspect of fusion, this is more like a case study for motion graphics and 3d in Fusion and you will find different tricks along the way to the final result.