We Suck Less proudly presents Reactor 2.0 for Fusion and DaVinci Resolve.
Welcome to 220518.
Download the Reactor Installer
Reactor 3 is out! For Release Announcement and updated Installer click here.
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. In DaVinci Resolve 15 you can also drag the script from your desktop into the Nodes view to run it.
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 and DaVinci Resolve.
Reactor streamlines the installation, distribution and management of third 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 continuing development of Reactor expresses our commitment to that goal.
What will I get?
Reactor's first major update comes with support for DaVinci Resolve 15. To aid in this new development, Reactor 2.0 offers a new "Resolve Essentials" atom that makes it easier to use Resolve 15 by restoring several key missing Fusion Standalone features and a new MediaOutUltra node allows for writing multi-channel EXR imagery and other formats to disk directly inside of the Fusion page.
The Atomizer package editor receives an update as well with a redesigned GUI and improved atom editing features including command line support. A new "Notepad++ for Fusion" atom provides an easy to install version of Notepad++ that works with Syntax Highlighting for Fusion's standard file formats, and a new "Sqlite3" atom makes it possible to read the raw data stored in a Resolve 15 project file database from the command prompt and in scripts.
How do I use Reactor?
Installing Reactor will add a new menu conveniently named "Reactor", from which Reactor can be launched.
This will then look something like this:
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.
A 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.
For Reactor support and development we have also introduced 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, or Resolve (Free) or Resolve Studio 15 beta 3 or later running on Windows, macOS or Linux to enjoy the full functionality of Reactor 2.0 and its content.
Notes and Links
Enough to whet your appetites? Then please go ahead and check out the detailed installation instructions and a sparkling new topic on using Reactor.
And when you feel ready to contribute content to Reactor, 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.