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Have you read the Fusion manual? Be honest... :)

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No
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#1

Post by SecondMan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:00 am

Yes, you're allowed to change your response if you have read the manual since your first vote ;)

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Post by Mariosupa » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:10 am

I’m actually In the process of reading it from the very first page.
I started Friday :D

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Post by SecondMan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:12 am

Hah! Terrific! :D

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Post by ronviers » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:26 am

it's pdf so my heart sinks when i need to use it. i try yt videos and such before resorting to the manual. that said, i've read parts of it really hard, but those parts only as a last resort

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Post by Movalex » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:52 am

Well, I checked as read, but not the whole thing, obviously. This is not, you know, a War and Peace kind of reading. I prefer to open it from time to time to get tool reference.
But I'd like to read an updated Scripting Guide instead ;)

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Post by ronviers » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:55 am

just wanted to add that this format works really well for me. but i'm probably the only pdf hater so it's probably not necessary
http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2019 ... ocs/Nodes/
http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2019 ... /Commands/

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Post by AndrewHazelden » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:14 am

SecondMan wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:00 am
Yes, you're allowed to change your response if you have read the manual since your first vote ;)
What I'd be most interested in seeing the stats on would be "Have you read/searched the WSL VFXPedia archive?". :)

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Movalex wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:52 am
But I'd like to read an updated Scripting Guide instead ;)
So would I! More then you could ever guess.

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Post by JPDoc » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:41 am

Thirds on the scripting manual! And yes I have read bits of the manual but only when puzzled . . .

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Post by Millolab » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:52 am

Movalex wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:52 am
Well, I checked as read, but not the whole thing, obviously. This is not, you know, a War and Peace kind of reading. I prefer to open it from time to time to get tool reference.
But I'd like to read an updated Scripting Guide instead ;)
exactly the same here.

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Post by intelligent machine » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 am

I 'reference' it as needed but would never sit and read it for pleasure or peace of mind.
I was working on an updated and more user-friendly site from the VFXPedia dump I received but had to put that on hold for a while. I was also hoping for an update from BMD on access to the SDK and their own internal documentation that was spoke of some time ago..............

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Post by Chad » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:45 am

I probably would if it wasn't PDF. It's a nightmare to have 3000 page PDF that isn't hyperlinked.

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Post by Movalex » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:04 am

Truth be told, Fusion 16 manual has some hyperlinks on table of contents page numbers.
However I'm not sure, which is the biggest crime: making PDF manuals password protected or disabling comments on official BMD YouTube channel :)

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Post by SecondMan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:11 am

Movalex wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:04 am
making PDF manuals password protected
They're not supposed to be protected (password though??) - opening them in Firefox allows you to copy/paste the content. Something with the authoring. BMD is aware.

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Post by SirEdric » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:48 am

I read the first Fu 2.5 manual intensely. (Came in a black lever arch file).
Marked lines with a textmarker.
Many years later I then reformatted and partially rewrote the Fu7 manuals....:-)

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Post by intelligent machine » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:02 pm

SirEdric wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:48 am
I read the first Fu 2.5 manual intensely. (Came in a black lever arch file).
Marked lines with a textmarker.
Many years later I then reformatted and partially rewrote the Fu7 manuals....:-)
...and years later you became a walking, talking Fusion Manual complete with examples, insights, puns, asides, anecdotes, and innuendos. :D