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Hey, so I'm a newbie to PDn and the forums and I need a bit of help... I'm a bit stuck on downloading plugins, because I can't figure out how to get them to work. I'ts probably blindingly obvious, but can someone help me anyway? Thanks.

I'll just post an example. I go here to download the Shape 3D plugin http://mkt.t-cat.biz/pdn/3.htm#3 and click Mirror (from this website) ZIP.

It comes up with PDNhelp1.jpg

And I click OK

Then I get: PDNhelp2.jpg and click close.

And I'm left with PDNhelp3.jpg

What do I do now? Or have I done something wrond before this?

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You should select the Shape3D.dll by clicking on it once. Then, hit the extract button at the top. A dialog should come up, asking you where you want to extract the file to. Navigate to C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects, and then hit okay. The next time you start up Paint.NET, Shape3D will be in the Effects menu. If Paint.NET is currently open, restart for the changes to take effect.

Hope this helps! :)

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There is a tutorial written on the subject, which can be found here: http://boltbait.googlepages.com/install

Follow the tutorial, for it will guide you through how to install effects.

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You should select the Shape3D.dll by clicking on it once. Then, hit the extract button at the top. A dialog should come up, asking you where you want to extract the file to. Navigate to C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects, and then hit okay. The next time you start up Paint.NET, Shape3D will be in the Effects menu. If Paint.NET is currently open, restart for the changes to take effect.

Hope this helps! :)

I get this PDNhelp4.jpg

I'll try read the tutorial. Thanks both.

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The tutorial doesn't work, because when it says "Step 2) In the "Save As..." box, change your directory to your Paint.NET effects directory. If your system is like mine, you should see it in C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects" My one goes straight to a downloads box, and if I double click the plugin it comes up with a bx like I've posted above, and gives me an access denied, or something =/

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Have you extracted the ZIPs so that the DLLs are directly in the Effects folder?

Further, did you restart Paint.NET after the DLLs were added?

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I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

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I gather from your first screenshots that you have WinRAR installed, which is a ZIP archive unpacking utility. Usually, utilities like that will hook themselves into the context menu, so all you have to do is right-click on the ZIP icon and select the Extract / Unpack / Uncompress option, depending upon which utility you're using. There may be a submenu labeled WinRAR, or the shortcuts may be directly in the main list (I don't use WinRAR, I use 7zip, which is both less bulky and never-have-to-pay freeware, but I've seen both).

So, right-click on the ZIP icon, find the "Extract Here" command, and click it. That should do the trick.

Sorry, it was already all nice and typed up. Re-closed, I guess.

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I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

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