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Posted: Fri, 18th Jan 2008, 9:53am

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malone

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Posted: Sat, 19th Jan 2008, 1:00am

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So THATS what those were. What's different about these than from the ones in VLab? Other than that they fit into AE.
Posted: Sat, 19th Jan 2008, 1:07am

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Schwar answers some of that in the replies to the news post, if I recall. There are a few more controls and variables in each of them than the Vlab versions have, and the render engine was completely rewritten. Also, they come with some exclusive presets created specifically for the AE plug-ins. But mostly it is just the interface that is different; when it comes right down to it, they are quite similar to the engines in VisionLab.
Posted: Sat, 19th Jan 2008, 1:15am

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That's pretty cool. If I ever get After Effects, Ill have to try em out.
Posted: Sat, 19th Jan 2008, 1:44am

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Indeed. Oh, they other way cool difference is that in AE, all the adjustments are totally dynamic, so every slider that you move, you see the canvas update while you are moving it. Whereas in VisionLab, it updates right after you release the slider handle.
Posted: Fri, 15th Feb 2008, 8:11am

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I love visionlab alot; but I find myself using alot of aftereffects at my side job. I wanted to know is there a discount available for those who own Visionlab? If there is one I will definitly look into buying it. If not I will wait awhile to save up. Ither way I love your products as well as your site.
Posted: Sun, 13th Apr 2008, 7:31am

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Lior wrote:

I love visionlab alot; but I find myself using alot of aftereffects at my side job. I wanted to know is there a discount available for those who own Visionlab? If there is one I will definitly look into buying it. If not I will wait awhile to save up. Ither way I love your products as well as your site.
I ditto that - I'd be keen on buying Muzzleplug if I could get a discount as I already have paid for Visionlab. I find the Adobe workflow a lot nicer smile
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2008, 11:58pm

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So, does Muzzle Plug simply apply FX and Vision Lab's simplicity to After Effects in regard to muzzle flashes? Does anyone know how easy/hard it is to do muzzle flashes in AE without Muzzle Plug? The reason I ask is, my University's bookstore has CS4 Production Premium for only $320 after the student discount, and I'm considering getting it.

Thanks!
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 12:36am

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There isn't a proper way to do muzzleflashes in AE without muzzleplug.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 2:40am

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Axeman wrote:

There isn't a proper way to do muzzleflashes in AE without muzzleplug.
Huh? What are you talking about. After Effects can do muzzle flashes in the most stunning ways. Sure that visionlab makes the process easier by giving you presets and all and an easier engine but you can do the same on After Effects. Go to after effects. Go to the layer tab. Go to new solid. Set the solid on an orangeish yellow or red but more on the orange. Now make it. Then draw with the pen tool a muzzle like shape. Then it will mask and make a shape you see fit for a muzzle flash. Now feather it to your liking. Take the opacity down. Now go to curves and crush the blacks a bit till you’re satisfied and presto you got yourself a muzzle flash of your making. Now for more realism make another new solid with the same color and make the opacity much more down then the muzzle flash and use it as lighting so every time you shoot and ur muzzle shows the surrounding gets lite up as well. I also use mats and so on I also play with particles but these are the basic steps. As you can see it seems like allot but it’s really easy once you get used to it and you can be original by making your very own. Now with vision lab you can make it easier but it too you must learn or just make it easy and get presets. For 320 bux for the whole Adobe package I would run as fast as I can and get that package. You get way too much for a small price. I paid a fortune for mine but now I just purchase the upgrades and they cost me more than that by allot. So run and get it. Just my two cents.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 2:50am

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Axeman wrote:

There isn't a proper way to do muzzleflashes in AE without muzzleplug.
Agreed. Muzzleplug saves loads of time and if you do design special ones using MP, save it as a preset and you are done.

Incidentally, Axeman's Uzi preset rocks!
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 5:06am

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Axeman

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Lior wrote:

Axeman wrote:

There isn't a proper way to do muzzleflashes in AE without muzzleplug.
Huh? What are you talking about. After Effects can do muzzle flashes in the most stunning ways. Sure that visionlab makes the process easier by giving you presets and all and an easier engine but you can do the same on After Effects. Go to after effects. Go to the layer tab. Go to new solid. Set the solid on an orangeish yellow or red but more on the orange. Now make it. Then draw with the pen tool a muzzle like shape. Then it will mask and make a shape you see fit for a muzzle flash. Now feather it to your liking. Take the opacity down. Now go to curves and crush the blacks a bit till you’re satisfied and presto you got yourself a muzzle flash of your making. Now for more realism make another new solid with the same color and make the opacity much more down then the muzzle flash and use it as lighting so every time you shoot and ur muzzle shows the surrounding gets lite up as well. I also use mats and so on I also play with particles but these are the basic steps. As you can see it seems like allot but it’s really easy once you get used to it and you can be original by making your very own. Now with vision lab you can make it easier but it too you must learn or just make it easy and get presets. For 320 bux for the whole Adobe package I would run as fast as I can and get that package. You get way too much for a small price. I paid a fortune for mine but now I just purchase the upgrades and they cost me more than that by allot. So run and get it. Just my two cents.
...Or you can open Muzzleplug and select a preset from a list. I didn't say there is no way to do muzzleflashes, I said there isn't a proper way. smile Your post supports my point.
Posted: Wed, 18th Nov 2009, 8:58pm

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Does Muzzle Plug work with windows 7 ultimate 64-bit?
Btw this is he final version of Windows 7!
Please help.
Posted: Thu, 7th Jan 2010, 2:44am

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Can you plug in Muzzle plug and power plug to Effectslab? if not that is a good idea, since v-lab has a lot of problems on windows 7. evil
Posted: Thu, 7th Jan 2010, 2:53am

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The latest release of VisionLab should sort out any Windows 7 related problems. Download it here. If you are experiencing lots of problems with that version please let us know what they are in the appropriate support forum.

No, After Effects plug-ins will not install into EffectsLab. Also, MuzzlePlug's capabilities are already in EffectsLab, and any problems you are experiencing with VisionLab would affect EffectsLab as well.