VFX & Compositing: 3D Edition


Cinematic Visual Effects & Motion Graphics – using Fusion by Blackmagic Design

Elevate Your Expertise: 3D Edition Course

Use Fusion to seamlessly integrate 3D environments created with 3rd party software such as Maya or 3dsMax with real-world footage. Or create a complete 3D environment in Fusion!

This live course is designed for those who have a good working knowledge and are comfortable with the use of Fusion but who would like to unleash the power of 3D in Fusion.

What you will learn in this course

LESSON 01File formats for VFX and Compositing
 Colour Depth, Banding, Noise and Error Diffusion
 Colour Spaces, Log and Gamma
 Colour Management
 Using the Linear Workflow
LESSON 02Setting up a 3D scene using Text 3D, Image Planes, Shapes,
 Cameras and Lights
 Exercise: Create a 3D broadcast animated graphics scene – part 1
LESSON 03Adding and manipulating 3D particle systems
  Exercise: Create a 3D broadcast animated graphics scene – part 2
LESSON 04The 3D Camera Tracker and 3D Object Placement
 Exercise: Combine 2d and 3D objects within a movie scene
LESSON 05Loading rendered multipass EXR files created in 3rd party 3d software into Fusion
 Creating a beauty pass from imported EXR files
  Exercise: Composite multipass EXR files within a movie scene
LESSON 06Importing Camera and FBX Meshes from third party 3D Modelling
 Camera Set Extension using Camera Projection
LESSON 07Using the Z-buffer and Depth Effects
 The Optical flow tool and Vector Passes
  Exercise: Composite multipass EXR files with 3D imported geometry
  within a camera-projected scene
  Composite multipass EXR files with 3D imported geometry within a
  movie scene
LESSON 08Noise and Grain
 Matching Colour
 Defocus and Bloom Effects
 Lens Distortion
 Edge Blur and Light Wrap

Software used during the course

DaVinci Resolve, Fusion Studio

Course prerequisites

Good working knowledge of the basics of Fusion; Ideally having completed the Beginner’s Edition Course

Course duration

16 Hours

Course delivery method


Course fee

€560.00 + VAT