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Red Giant products that are included in Trapcode Suite 11, Magic Bullet Suite 11, Keying Suite 11 and Effects Suite 10 as well as Magic Bullet Quick Looks are able to be installed for Adobe CS5.5 and Adobe CS6 by downloading the most recent installer and selecting the Adobe CS5.5 or Adobe CS6 check box during installation.

 

Red Giant products that do not have a Adobe CS5.5 or Adobe CS6 install option (i.e. Red Giant's Free Products) will require the product to be installed for Adobe CS5 and manually move the folders/files to the proper Adobe CS5.5 or CS6 directories. If you wish to install these Red Giant products for Adobe CS5.5 or CS6 you may refer to the steps included below.

 

Refer to Step 1 if both Adobe CS5 and CS5.5 or only Adobe CS6 is installed on your system. See Step 2 if you only have Adobe CS5.5 installed.

 

 

 

Step 1 - If both Adobe CS5 and CS5.5 or only Adobe CS6 installed

 

  1. If both Adobe CS5 and CS5.5 or only Adobe CS6 installed, do not run the CS55tool.exe, running this tool will destroy your Adobe CS5 installation.

    Please note, if you have uninstalled Adobe CS5, this tool may not be ran, because it will detect the leftover Adobe CS5 files and will not be able to run.
     
  2. Run the Adobe CS5 installer for your Red Giant product.
     
  3. After installation, move the product's folder(s) from the Adobe CS5 directory to the Adobe CS5.5 directory, see below for a list of these directories.
     
  4. Next, see Step 3 - Adobe CS5 and Adobe CS5.5 directories

 

 


 

 

Step 2 - If only Adobe CS5.5 installed

 

Please note, if you have uninstalled Adobe CS5, this tool may not be ran, because it will detect the leftover Adobe CS5 files and will not be able to run, in this case complete the instructions listed for Step 1 above.

 

  1. Download the latest installer for your product, download products here.
     
  2. After download is complete, open the After Effects / Premiere Pro CS5.5 folder.
     
  3. Run the CS55Tool.exe
    • CS55Tool creates some registry entires that our installers expect to find.  These entries will point our installers to the CS5.5 directories when you choose the CS5 instrallation options.
    • Do not run this tool if you have or had Adobe CS5 installed on your system.
  4. After CS55Tool.exe is complete, open the After Effects / Prmiere Pro CS5 folder.
     
  5. Run the product's installer for CS5.
    • When you run the installer, choose the CS5 installation paths and the product will be installed for CS5.5.
  6. Enjoy your Red Giant product in Adobe CS5.5!

 

 


 

 

Step 3 - Adobe CS5, Adobe CS5.5 and Adobe CS6 directories

 

Not all Red Giant products will install in every location shown below.

 

 

After Effects and Premiere Pro Plug-ins

  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS5\MediaCore
  • Adobe CS5.5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS5.5\MediaCore
  • Adobe CS6: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS6\MediaCore
     

After Effects Plug-ins

  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\Plug-ins
  • Adobe CS5.5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5.5\Support Files\Plug-ins
  • Adobe CS6: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS6\Support Files\Plug-ins
     

After Effects Presets

  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\Presets
  • Adobe CS5.5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5.5\Support Files\Presets
  • Adobe CS6: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS6\Support Files\Presets
     

After Effects Scripts (Holomatrix and Knoll 3D Flare)

  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
  • Adobe CS5.5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5.5\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
  • Adobe CS6: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS6\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels
     

Adobe Photoshop 64-bit

  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins
  • Adobe CS5.1: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (64 Bit)\Plug-in
  • Adobe CS6: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins
     

Adobe Photoshop 32-bit on Windows 64-bit

  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Plug-ins
  • Adobe CS5.1: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1\Plug-ins
  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Plug-ins
     

Adobe Photoshop 32-bit on Windows 32-bit

  • Adobe CS5: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Plug-ins
  • Adobe CS5.1: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1\Plug-ins
  • Adobe CS6: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins

 

Troubleshooting: Check your hard drive(s) root directory for products.


Products may install to the root folder of your hard drive (C:\, D:\ or another drive letter depending on your setup) in a folder named 'AECS5PLUGINPATH' or 'AECS5COMMONPATH' or another similarly named folder, 'AECS5...'.

Locate this 'AECS5...' folder and then move the product's plug-in and/or presets folder to the appropriate Adobe CS5.5 directories.

 

The 'AECS5...'' folder should not be moved to the Adobe CS5.5 directory, only the product's plug-in and/or presets folder that is inside the 'AECS5...' folder should be moved to the Adobe CS5.5 folder.

 

 

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Date Modified: 2013-09-17 23:57:54

 

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