The Surface Tracker Resolve FX is now available on the Fusion Page!
With the Resolve 18.1 update, the Resolve FX Surface Tracker plugin is available on the Fusion page. This vastly speeds up the beauty retouching workflow I covered in my first two Insights for Mixing Light.
In the original Insight, I showed a (necessarily) convoluted method of using the Surface Tracker on the Color page to feed into the Fusion page. At that time, in Resolve 18 Public Beta, it was the only way to make this happen.
The Resolve 18.1 update makes this Fusion workflow much simpler to execute
You’ll learn how this new setup works in Fusion using the same example from my original Insights – but this time with the Surface Tracker node directly in the Fusion comp. This Insight is an extension of the two original insights – but it doesn’t replace those Insights. They show very important steps and techniques for beauty retouching. But you can adapt that workflow with this plugin for a new, streamlined process.
- Digging Into The Resolve FX Surface Tracker (For Retouching) – Resolve 18’s Surface Tracker combines a multiple-point tracker and a warper in one tool. Learn how it works while prepping a retouch job for the Fusion page.
- Resolve FX Surface Tracker Part 2: Executing Beauty Work Within Fusion – In part one, we learned how to track a face using Resolve Surface Tracker and round-trip the stabilized face through Fusion. In this part, we finish the task by using a frequency separation technique to do the beauty work in Fusion.
- Using The Surface Tracker for Color Grading: Part 1 – Learn how to use Resolve’s ‘Surface Tracker’ Resolve FX for color grading – using it as a Power Window or to warp an existing Power Window.