Alam DV2 Downloads
Posted: Wed, 15th Aug 2007, 4:47pm
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Since a lot of people need the electricity and energy effects of Alam DV2, and don't have any way of getting access to a different program like AfterEffects (since the image streams only go so far), why don't you allow registered users of FXHome to download AlamDv2 for free, as long as they have 1 or more products registered. (Or however many you want). I think a lot of people including myself would appreciate this. Thanks,
Posted: Wed, 15th Aug 2007, 5:24pm
Post 2 of 9
I don't actually understand what you mean... Anyone with an FXhome program registered can download AlamDV2 plug-ins...http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins
Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 4:15pm
Post 3 of 9
No, no no. I meant the actual program. The plug ins are practically useless in image stream form. I think it would be useful to be able to actually tailor the effect to fit the situation.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 1:31am
Post 4 of 9
If you can't use the plugins as image streams, you can convert them to AVI and MOV video files.
There are two ways you can convert the plugins. You can use Oeyvind's tutorial on how to convert AlamDv2 plugins with EffectsLab/CompositeLab/VisionLab. http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22496
You can also use Hendo's software to convert the plugins into Quick Time (.mov) Files. http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21207
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 1:25pm
Post 5 of 9
I'm sure electricity/lightning/energy effects can be created using the lightsword module of EffectsLab. I recommend exploring this option.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 3:27pm
Post 6 of 9
The plugins work just fine as image streams. Just select "import image stream" and find the folder with the images in it; then the plugins work just like stock footage (the same way they did in AlamDV.)
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 3:52am
Post 7 of 9
AHHHHHHHH!!! NO!!!! I can import and use the image streams just fine!!!! My problem is that they aren't useful enough as just an animateable object. I want to tailor the effect to fit the scene, like the matrix scene from the AlamDV 2 trailor. That wasn't done in visionlab with an image stream. that was done on the actual program!!!!! I want to make my own custom lightning/energy effects, using the actual AlamDv 2 Product!!!!!
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 4:36am
Post 8 of 9
AlamDV2 did not have any custom lightning or energy engines. With Visionlab you can do everything AlamDV2 could and more - much more. AlamDV2 is an obsolete, unsupported, and outdated program. There would be no reason for FXhome to devote resources to offer it for download.
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 9:15am
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AlamDV did not allow you to customise how the plugins were used. AlamDV plugins were 2D and still are 2D. They were and have always been a stream of images which you could not change in any way, exception for their position on the canvas. The only way they could be changed, is if you find their place in the installation directory and then edit the images by hand with an imaging program like photoshop. AlamDV was not a plugin creation program: all the plugins were created by users, probably using photoshop or similar.