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Posted: Sun, 2nd Jan 2011, 10:38pm

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Hi everyone,

I was just thinking about the different FxHome project files. I have a licensed version of VisionLab and a demo version of EffectsLab installed. I just did a test with the demo (*.elab) renamed the file to *.vlab and after that was able to open the project in VisionLab. So I tried this the other way around - which didn't work wink

My question:
Was it just coincidence or can all EffectsLab project files also be opened on VisionLab? Is it the same with CompositeLab?

Thanks for thinking about this smile

Posted: Mon, 3rd Jan 2011, 2:01am

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Its likely that VisionLab could open projects from either EffectsLab or CompositeLab, as every single tool found in either of those programs is also available in VisionLab. I don't know for certain if this would work with all .elab projects or not.

This doesn't work the other way though. There are lots of tools in VisionLab that are not found in EffectsLab, so a .vlab project wouldn't be reverse compatible in the same way. Same would be true for a .vlab project in CompositeLab.
Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2011, 11:27pm

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Nice to know that VisionLab can open project files from the two other 'Lab' products. On the one hand this is great for users switching from one of the smaller packages to VisionLab and on the other hand I can use VisionLab to check out stuff that was done in EffectsLab or CompositeLab.
I guess this might come in handy some day smile
Posted: Sun, 16th Jan 2011, 3:51pm

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who know to make a harry potter effect?

y dont know one frown
Posted: Sun, 16th Jan 2011, 4:40pm

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FXhomer91567- I'm sure you'll find better reception and answers to your questions in the tutorials section (where there have been a number of topics on 'Harry Potter Effects') or making a comment to one of those topics such as this one or this one.

This was kind of an odd place to post this question, but nevertheless, as a general rule, more information is always helpful for those who are trying to assist you. wink

Hope you get it worked out!