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Reactor 2.0 Press Release

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Post by SecondMan » Tue May 22, 2018 12:00 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We Suck Less releases Reactor 2.0 update for Blackmagic Design Fusion and DaVinci Resolve.

VANCOUVER, BC - 22 May 2018. Created by the We Suck Less Fusion community (WSL), 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. With Reactor, third party Fusion content such as Scripts, Fuses, Macros, Templates and Titles can be installed with a click of a button, rather than having to manually download, copy and edit individual files.

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Reactor running in DaVinci Resolve
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Reactor running in Fusion

In the 4 months since its first release, the original Reactor Installer became the most downloaded file ever on We Suck Less. It's proven to be a terrific resource, and user feedback has been amazingly positive. Now with support for DaVinci Resolve 15, odds are that record will soon be shattered again.

Reactor 2.0 support for DaVinci Resolve is only the tip of the iceberg. It also bring substantially shorter startup times and improved error handling and logging. A new Status column shows compatibility with the host application and several new tools have been created to aid with managing local tool installs. A full change log is available on We Suck Less.

"It's really impressive how many features the WSL team churns out in no time." says Fusion veteran Eric Westphal. "Now that [DaVinci] Resolve not only has Fusion but also FusionScript integrated, the new Reactor release works with Resolve as well! Man. How cool is that? All those tasty treats and needful things right at your fingertips in both Apps. Thanks a bunch to you folks. You rock!"

Highlights of available content in Reactor's update release include a new "Resolve Essentials" atom that makes it easier to use DaVinci 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 DaVinci Resolve 15 project file database from the command prompt and in scripts.

“Over the last few years DaVinci Resolve has become the go-to application for many colorists, editors and now audio engineers. We are now extending the toolset to include VFX artists with the inclusion of Fusion. We support open standards and community development of their own tools, like Reactor 2.0, so DaVinci Resolve can assist more users to produce and create different media to share.” - Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design.

Reactor and install instructions are immediately available to download from We Suck Less at http://bit.ly/get-reactor, with the public content repository hosted on GitLab: https://gitlab.com/WeSuckLess/Reactor

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Re: Reactor 2.0 Press Release

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Post by Peter Chamberlain » Tue May 22, 2018 3:34 am

Congrats guys on such a fast release of Reactor to support DaVinci Resolve 15.

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Re: Reactor 2.0 Press Release

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Post by SecondMan » Tue May 22, 2018 10:55 am

Thanks @Peter Chamberlain - we all like fast releases :D

Please give it a good whirl and feel free to give feedback!