Replacing After Effects, take 2.

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Replacing After Effects, take 2.

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Post by gez » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:40 am

Hi,
We've just finished a new tv ad, this time using Fusion from scratch.
I'm really happy with the result. It took a significant effort and a number of extra hours to figure out how to do certain things that I was used to do in After Effects, but this is what I got from the experiment:

- I used a B-Pipe like layout for my nodes, it helped me a lot to keep things organized and discoverable.
- Way less stressful than using After Effects. Finding stuff in the nodal composite is faster and easier than navigating through dozens of nested and precomposited layers. In the last two projects I did in After Effects finding stuff proved to be a source of stress when the project grew some complexity but in Fusion it was always the same: I could find things fast anytime.
- I LOVE curves in Fusion. Drawing masks and editing animation curves is a pleasure. Animation curves in After Effects are infuriating.
- Fusion seems a bit slower for previewing than After Effects, but that difference drops when you move to 16 bit and you start optimizing your composite and understand the flow. Also using a linear workflow is a piece of cake in Fusion, while in After Effects is a hassle (and some stuff break)
- Creating animated assets for re-utilization is great in Fusion.

It took me around 40 hours to produce those 15 seconds of ad which is probably a lot, but I'm confident that that time will be greatly reduced as I earn more experience with Fusion.

I think I'm not looking back. The next projects will be done in Fusion :D




https://drive.google.com/file/d/12RZVWy ... p=drivesdk

(the first 15 seconds are 100% Fusion. The rest is an older After Effects Project that had to be re-utilized).

This is the comp file, in case you want to take a look:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gAC7AY ... p=drivesdk
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Re: Replacing After Effects, take 2.

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Post by SirEdric » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:01 am

Sweet!
Thanks for your comments and thanks for sharing the comp.
(Now if it would only come with the required pngs....:-))

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Re: Replacing After Effects, take 2.

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Post by andromeda_girl » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:36 pm

you mean that 20 pixel high strip for animation curves in AE isn't enough for you to work in?
;P

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Re: Replacing After Effects, take 2.

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Post by gez » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:52 pm

andromeda_girl wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:36 pm
you mean that 20 pixel high strip for animation curves in AE isn't enough for you to work in?
;P
That among other things. It would be a pain to use them even if they were as large as the screen. Every aspect about animation curves in After Effects is terrible.

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Re: Replacing After Effects, take 2.

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Post by SirEdric » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:05 pm

gez wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Every aspect about animation curves in After Effects is terrible.
Hark, hark!....:-)