Making Realistic Fire in Fusion | DaVinci Resolve Tutorial

Making Realistic Fire in Fusion | DaVinci Resolve Tutorial

November 8, 2022
Jonathan Fields

In this tutorial, we will learn how to make a realistic fire in DaVinci Resolve by compositing a real-world environment with fire stock footage.

It might seem impossible to get the perfect key when it comes to adding fire and smoke to a scene, especially given the contrasting brightness of the fire and darkness of the smoke. Even experienced VFX Artists have a hard time with this!

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To save you time and effort, ActionVFX has created stock VFX assets that are ready to be used in your scene! With these assets, you'll be able to create a realistic and professional-looking scene without having to worry about the key!

In today's tutorial, we'll be showing you how to add realistic fire and smoke effects to an existing scene in DaVinci Resolve Fusion by using a few of our VFX stock footage collections. By the end of this tutorial, you'll know how to create a believable and effective fire or smoke effect that can enhance your project and make it more convincing.

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This Fusion tutorial will cover:

  • Basics of Planar tracking in Fusion
  • How to composite fire elements from our Ground Fire Vol. 1 and Ground Fire Vol. 2 collections.
  • How to create a realistic exponential glow effect in Fusion.
  • Proper use of supplemental elements to improve the reality of the scene.

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