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  • Arthur Brookes

    July 19, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Hi all, I’m new to the forum and thanks for having me.

    I have started doing animation work from both stills and videos and although I have had a reasonable success working between colour page and edit page I have not had the same success with fusion.

    My problem is that when I have worked on a still picture the outcome is like just the frame I have worked on and not across the duration of the still say 5 seconds.

    Although I am sure the rectification rests in the fusion settings, I have no Idea which one and I feel it is better to ask than to blunder in and maybe upset other important settings.

    Also, Is the program “paint” only available from the fusion page?

    Can anyone help please?


  • Michael Gissing

    July 20, 2021 at 5:31 am

    Some Fusion training videos might be a better place to start. There are some excellent tutorials on YouTube – people like JayAreTV, Casey Faris etc are good starting places. It is sometimes easier to get your stills into the edit timeline, get the duration set and then open that in the Fusion page from Edit.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    July 20, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    The one tip i will give you about the paint tool, is that it defaults to multistroke mode, which only does your paint work on the frame you are working on, unless you specifically tell it to paint on a set number of frames.

    If you want to paint on the entire length of a still section, you need to change you mode to “Stroke” before you do any painting. Stroke will add the paint strokes to your entire timeline length. Hover over the paintbrush icons at the top of the interface, and you should find stroke and multistroke.

  • Arthur Brookes

    July 20, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you for your replies, What I did not mention was the fact that the same thing happens If I am using the rectangle or polygon I get just the single end frame. One thing I have noticed is this: If I had a still of a cup and I add a keyframed fast noise to add a steam effect, the effect is then over the full still clip. regarding ‘paint’ it is not the actual build-up of frames, it is just the end result. In other words, If I wanted to remove a tree from a wood and replace it with say a shrub nearby. it is just the end result I was looking for.

  • Arthur Brookes

    July 20, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    I forgot to ask, do you know if ‘paint’ is available anywhere else other than Fusion’

    many Thanks

  • Arthur Brookes

    July 26, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    I just thought people like to know the answer to my question: In the fusion page and using the “paint” mode If you want to cover the full clip instead of just 1/24th of a frame, you must use the “stroke” and not the multi-stroke mode. Why I do know but it works.


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