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Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 6 years, 4 months ago #45470

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Well that is discouraging. I was thinking of upgrading my XP system to windows 7, but to loose wax would be devastating. While static tittles can be created with other methods, like inkscape or gimp (talking free here) Wax was useful for creating path based masks effects for use inside of Lightworks. That also means all my projects that use Wax will be dead in the future... Major strike against Lightworks if the only decent free premiere comping plug-in doesn't work anymore.

Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 6 years, 1 month ago #51314

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Hi!

I've downloaded, and installed the Debugmode plugins according to the mentioned pdf guide (the plug in files are in the public plug in directory of lightworks). The standalone programs work well, but they cannot be used in lightworks 11.1 /55080 free edition as plug-ins.
If I open the "effect editor", in the group of "video" there is nothing like "Plug-Ins".

What do I wrong?

regards,
A.

Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 6 years ago #53053

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I'm having the same issue. Complete newb, wanting to add simple titles. I followed the install instructions in the above-mentioned pdf, but to no avail -- Lightworks does not seem to recognize that I have plugins installed. Any thoughts?

Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 1 year, 4 months ago #177198

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Thanks for providing a guide for installing and using Wax as a plugin with lightworks. I followed the guide to make it run with my Lightworks 14.0 Pro on Windows 10 Pro. After launching 32bit Lightworks the Wax plugins show up in the VFX '+' tab. I can even add WAX Transition or WAX Plugin to the routing of a sequence. So far so good.

But when I press the Launch button I get the message "Unable to load Wax.dll"

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As I own Sony Vegas 14 I kept the Vegas option checked.

The Installer has placed files here :
- C:\Program Files (x86)\DebugMode\Filters
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Sonic Foundry\Vegas 4.0
- C:\Users\Public\Documents\Lightworks\Plug-Ins

I spotted the wax.dll file in the "Vegas 4.0" directory.

The Lightorks error.log does not mention, where it expects the wax.dll to be. But I see those two lines:
3.398    :    Registered plug-in : C:\Users\Public\Documents\Lightworks\Plug-Ins\fl-wax.prm
3.398    :    Registered plug-in : C:\Users\Public\Documents\Lightworks\Plug-Ins\fx-wax.prm

And at the end:
10.226   : -------- DebugMode WAX Plugin (has custom ui : true, data 0x0) --------
12.384   : LwPremierePluginInstance::execute() : configure, Success (data : 0x0)
12.384   : -----------------------------------------------------


I do not see any other errors.

Wax can be started from the Windows Start Menu without problem. This executes the application in the "Vegas 4.0" directory.

This is all looking as it should to me, but why does it not work in LWKS?
What am I missing? Where should Wax.dll be or where can I specify its location.
Last Edit: 1 year, 4 months ago by Wound. Reason: fixed typo in code tag

Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 1 year, 4 months ago #177202

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If I remember correctly, Lightworks 14.0 had some bugs regarding plugin integrations.
Maybe it works with LW14.5?

But I have no idea about Wax.
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Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 1 year, 4 months ago #177206

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Unsure. I am using 4.0.0. The release notes only state unsupported After Effects plugins in the 64-bit build. I'm trying it with the 32-bit version and Wax is a Premiere Plug-In. I can actually see the plugins on the list, as I wrote.

Since I don't see any fatal error messages in the log, I don't think the wax.dll or its linking componend crashed in a way. I suspect, it simply cannot be found. Maybe because it is in another program's "Program" folder, which usually is protected by Windows. I do not get strange messages from my Antivirus either.
Last Edit: 1 year, 4 months ago by Wound.

Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 1 year, 4 months ago #177208

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Sounds like you just need to copy the wax.dll file to the Lightworks plugins folder
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Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 1 year, 4 months ago #177212

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Tried that. Did not change anything, unfortunately.

Re: Installing and basic usage of Wax as a plug in 1 year, 4 months ago #177241

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After reading through some discussion on the forum about the WAX plugin I see not many chances to run it as a plugin with recent versions of Lightworks, but I have no practical experience with it.

Have you tried an older version of WAX, e.g. 1.1?
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