Reactor is an open source package manager that provides access to 3rd party scripts, macros, fuses, plugins, templates, and example composites. Reactor is quick to install, and it has a version control system that keeps all the additional content you add to your system up-to-date.
Reactor’s story is unique in that it was a 100% community-driven volunteer-based development effort that was created by Fusion users.
I was a member of the core development team that created Reactor v1 and v2. Part of my effort was to write the official documentation and to create the Reactor installer tool that runs inside of Fusion and Resolve on Windows/macOS/Linux.
Step 1. Drag the “Reactor-Installer.lua” script from your desktop into the Fusion Standalone Console tab, or the Resolve Fusion page “Nodes” view. Alternatively, you could paste the Reactor Installer Lua script code into the Fusion Console tab text input field manually and the installer script will be run.
Step 2. On Fusion 9 you would click the “Install and Relaunch” button. On Resolve 15 you would click the “Install and Launch” button.
On Fusion 9 the Reactor.fu file will be downloaded from GitLab and saved into the “Config:/Reactor.fu” folder.
When the installer finishes, Fusion will restart automatically and the Reactor Package Manager is ready for use. 😀
Step 3. When you open the Reactor Package Manager window in the future using the “Reactor > Open Reactor…” menu item the tool will sync up with the GitLab website and download the newest details about the git commits that have happened on the Reactor repository since the last time you ran the tool.
This sync information is stored in the “Reactor:/” PathMap folder on disk.
For More Information on Reactor
Package Your Own Content Using Atomizer
While helping to co-develop the Reactor, I also wrote the “Atomizer” tool which is a GUI that allows users to package up and submit their assets as Reactor packages which are called “atoms”.
The main Atomizer window allows you to create your own new atom packages, or edit an existing atom package with a handy editing GUI. This avoids needing to use a programmer’s text editor to edit
Atomizer has an HTML editor built-in with a live preview mode, and the ability to automatically refresh the list of files being deployed.
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