Creating Custom Reusable Fusion Wipe Transitions for the Edit Page

June 18, 2024

Learn to build Fusion transitions ready for the Edit page using the Anim Curves tool to finesse every element of your template.


Fusion Wipes Part 2 – Save time with bespoke Fusion Transitions with Edit Page controls

In Part 1 of this series, we explored how to quickly create various transitions using custom gradients. In this second Insight, we explore further possibilities for creating transitions and how to control the animations’ timing more effectively and share them on the Edit Page.

If this is your first foray into building transitions, a good way to start is to combine simple concepts from existing transitions that you may be familiar with from the Edit page. That’s what we’re doing today; you’ll create a custom transition that combines a blur transition with a short and subtle dip to color for a pleasing result.

We will create the dip to color by merging a solid color background on top of the footage after a dissolve. To introduce blur into the transition, we will individually blur the incoming and outgoing clips with a directional blur and animate each blur radius to create the transition in and out.

To control the timing of each animated parameter more creatively, we will learn how to modify the output of each Anim Curves tool in the Spline editor, selecting different curve shapes to taste.

The Anim Curve tool provides a powerful way to control how elements animate in your transitions using common curve shapes or bespoke trajectories.

Anim Curves tool in davinci resolve fusion
The ‘Anim Curves’ Curve parameters. As you progress down the curve list, the initial delay gets longer before the curve starts to impact the transition.

Quick Tip – As you progress down the Anim Curves’ curve list from Sine to Circ, the longer the initial delay before the curve starts to impact the transition.

Key takeaways from this Insight

By the end of this Insight, you will understand how to:

  • Choose between Merge and Dissolve nodes within transitions
  • Use the Anim Curves tool effectively
  • Modify parameters in the Spline Editor
  • Correctly save a transition template to use on the Edit page

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What custom transitions have you built in Fusion? Let us know! Do you have questions? Premium members can log in and get answers.

– Bernd

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