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Downloading a Preset Effect to a Mac

Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2010, 3:44pm

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FXhomer105132

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I am trying to download a preset effect from the Fx website for use in a movie. I have clicked download and the effect has been downloaded to the download folder on my Mac. But when I double click on it, I get a message saying that the file can't be opened because there is no application that can open it.

I have tried dragging and dropping to the pre-installed presets in my program, which does not work.

I assume that I need to drag the effect into a file with the effects program. Can someone explain the process?

Many thanks.
Posted: Tue, 26th Oct 2010, 5:24pm

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Axeman

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You assume incorrectly.

Once you have downloaded the .FXpreset_pack file you want to install, from within EffectsLab select the "Import FXpreset..." option from the file menu, and navigate to the preset file you want to install. More detailed info here:

Knowledgebase'd!!!

Alternately, here's the info in video form, from the FAQ in this very forum.
Posted: Sun, 21st Nov 2010, 7:34pm

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QAngel

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Hi all! when i want to import FXPresets, the software just say to me Failed to open zip file(Zip)!? What should i do please?
Posted: Sun, 21st Nov 2010, 7:58pm

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Axeman

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You should take a look at the links I provided in my last post. All preset files should be in the .FXpreset_pack format, which is a zipped format. If your presets do not have the full .FXpreset_pack suffix, something is going wrong.
Posted: Sun, 21st Nov 2010, 8:05pm

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QAngel

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All effects are in this format but i can't open it! i tried drag and drop and import but nothing unsure
Posted: Sun, 21st Nov 2010, 9:17pm

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Axeman

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Are you running the demo? You have no software registered.

which leads to my next question, how are you downloading presets without any software registered? Are you downloading them from somewhere other than fxhome.com?
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2010, 9:11pm

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QAngel

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No i use a demo version because i loose all my full version but it's not a problem i don't use this software every day it's just for little things like harry potter spells, i downloaded presets by right clicks and save as but this didn't work but it's nothing i'm not a hacker i deleted all sorry. No don't worry i didn't find any presets in another website wink
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2010, 9:30pm

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2xZProductions

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The effects should be in a .zip file when downloaded. Double-click the file and a folder (or just one file named .FXpreset) will come. When in the interface of the program, go to File > Import FXpreset pack...

Then go to the folder and highlight all of the presets (or just the one preset). Import.

It should appear in one of the menus.
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2010, 10:53pm

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Axeman

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You can't install presets into the demo. You need the full version.
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2010, 10:56pm

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QAngel

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Ok thanks for your responses! i will use the demo version <e can make something good with it without more presets wink