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Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:24 pm
by SecondMan

We Suck Less proudly presents Reactor for Fusion.

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Reactor Logo
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Welcome to 220118.






Download the Reactor Installer




Quick Install


Download the Reactor-Installer.lua script above and simply drag it from your desktop into the Fusion Console tab to run it. Alternatively, you can also copy/paste the script into the Console text entry area.


What is Reactor?


Created by the We Suck Less Fusion community, i.e. the people right here, Reactor is a free and open source package manager for Fusion (Free) and Fusion Studio. Reactor streamlines the installation, distribution and management of 3rd party content for Fusion through the use of "Atom" packages that are synced with an online Git repository.


Why use Reactor?


With Reactor, third party Fusion content such as Scripts and Plugins can be installed with a click of a button, rather than having to manually download, copy and edit individual files.


Why did WSL create Reactor?


Recent times have been very exciting for Fusion users. Fusion has been going from strength to strength - as well as from platform to platform - with every recent release. WSL as a community recognizes this and wishes to provide and maintain an open platform to help converge the many artists and efforts that make Fusion even better. The development and public release of Reactor expresses our commitment to that goal.

We've been working very hard to not only get you this terrific tool, but also to gather the content that comes with it.


What will I get?


Reactor's initial release comes with such gems as the Fusion Cryptomatte implementation by Cedric Duriau and Kristof Indeherberge, the Krokodove plugins from Komkom Doorn, and the actual Fusion 3D water setup as it was used on Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, courtesy of Uncharted Territory.

Tool collections by Muse VFX to create so called "glitch" and other effects and old time WSL favourites such as KAK, Time Machine and Tracker functionality extensions. Andrew Hazelden has been recreating legendary Fusion Easter Eggs with fun and educational scripts to complete this first release. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.


How do I use Reactor?


Installing Reactor will add a top level menu conveniently named "Reactor", from which Reactor can be launched.

This will then look something like this:

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Reactor running inside Fusion

The UI is pretty self explanatory. That's right; all of the tools, tips and tricks that you've had to search the internet, wade through hundreds of forum posts, dig through endless Wiki pages, or email your long lost friends for, are now available under one roof. One mouse click away. As I am typing this, more content is being added and now that the tools are out in the open, this will continue on a regular basis.

New Fusion install on a brand new machine? Just install Reactor and quickly install all the additional tools you need, in seconds. It's so brilliantly convenient I almost can't think of doing it any other way anymore.

It doesn't quite stop there - our Fusion Scripting guru extraordinaire Andrew Hazelden also came up with Atomizer, an Atom Package Editor that greatly simplifies the process of preparing tools for inclusion with Reactor; the so called Atoms.


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Atomizer
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With the release of Reactor we also introduce two new forums on WSL: Reactor, where you can find all documentation and discussions about the day-to-day Reactor usage, as well as - no doubt - future feature requests and announcements, and Reactor Submissions for everything to do with creating and submitting content for Reactor.


What do I need to run Reactor?


You need Fusion (Free) or Fusion Studio version 9.0.2 or later running on Mac, Windows or Linux to enjoy the full functionality of Reactor and its content.


Notes and Links


Enough to whet your appetites? Then please go ahead and check out the detailed installation instructions, read up on Atom packages and Atomizer and enjoy the ever growing - and now beautifully organised - library of community content!

Read the full Press Release here.

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 am
by SirEdric
Thanks Sander for Charlie the Spokesmonkey!
Awesome as always!!!!....:-)

Cheers.

Eric.

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:39 am
by SteveRoberts
Nice!
Really Nice!

Cheers
Steve

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:15 pm
by bfloch
Bravo! And about f. time :-)

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:21 pm
by andromeda_girl
woah wait- fusion easter eggs?
O_o

can the video game be back?

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:36 pm
by Whelkn
Words can't express how this made me smile today. Thanks to all involved :-)

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:28 pm
by Ed Farnsworth
I have to admit the majority of what goes on at WSL is over my head, but man did this thing install like butter. Thank you SecondMan and everyone else involved. I don't know if I'll ever be able to take advantage of half the genius and generosity that's displayed on this site, but the possibilities are Breathtaking. My humble thanks.

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:43 pm
by SecondMan
Ed Farnsworth wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:28 pm
I don't know if I'll ever be able to take advantage of half the genius and generosity that's displayed on this site

We're here to help you with that :)

Thanks for your kind words, Ed and everyone - it means a lot to us!

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:00 am
by TogTobias
Nice! Just another reason why I love Fusion Studio!

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:08 pm
by ShadowMaker SdR
TogTobias wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:00 am
Nice! Just another reason why I love Fusion Studio!
The great thing is that since Reactor is basically a (very fancy and advanced) script it also works in Fusion Free. Of course you can't install all the plugins, but scripts/comps/fuses/macros will all work as far as I know.

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:42 am
by Fraser
This is fantastic. Thank you so much to everyone involved!

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:58 am
by theotheo
A Fu landmark for sure! Thanks everyone for contributing ! Especially Andrew and Pieter!

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:10 pm
by Rockin
This looks awesome!!

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:28 am
by Greg Bovine
Amazing.

Re: Reactor Release Announcement

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:17 pm
by ringkun
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I'm posting this here too. Can someone explain why I can't install this?