Thinking of giving BlackMagic Design Fusion a try? San Antonio based Director, Editor, and Creative, Tony Gallardo creates nice guides for After Effects users and others who are curious to create motion graphics in Fusion. His latest is a 10 minute look at all the various masks that are available in Fusion, and how they compare to After Effects.
Real quick overview of the different types of masks in Blackmagic Design’s Fusion
Masking is an important tool both for motion graphics and visual effects, which also makes controlling and animating masks a crucial skill. Fusion has a variety of mask types that can range from polygon, B-Spline, primitive based masks, to bitmapped, ranges and paint based masks.
Recently BMD has made it even more enticing to take Fusion for a spin, or jump to Fusion Studio. With the release of Fusion 9 and the price drop for Fusion Studio, along side the free version of Fusion makes it very easy to consider. Get to know Fusion through the free version, and when you are ready to expand to the Studio version you can do so for only $299.
Tony Gallardo focuses tutorials that are geared towards helping folks transition from creating motion graphics on a layer-based tool like After Effects, to a creating motion graphics in node based workflow for Fusion.