use on Natron

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use on Natron

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I am trying to make use of the NeatVideo v5.5.1 OFX on Natron and following this guide:
https://www.neatvideo.com/support/quick ... des/nv5/mb

Now, I can see it and use it correctly on Nuke but for Natron nothing...
I installed and run

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mamba
package name:

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python-mamba 0.11.2-3
but still, can't see the plugin on Natron.

Using the flatpak version 2.4.3
https://flathub.org/apps/details/fr.natron.Natron

but the thing has not changed since my last try (1 year ago)

any help would be highly appreciated :?
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Re: use on Natron

Post by NVTeam »

> I am trying to make use of the NeatVideo v5.5.1 OFX on Natron and following this guide:
> https://www.neatvideo.com/support/quick ... des/nv5/mb

The correct guide for Natron would be another one:
https://www.neatvideo.com/support/quick ... des/nv5/na

Please try to follow that one.

Thank you.
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Re: use on Natron

Post by frayoshi »

Update.
I finally found out why the plugin could not be seen.
I had to install a utility (can also be done manually) called Flatseal
and give Natron permissions to read "All system libraries, executables and static data"
Then, add the path on the
Edit > Preferences > Plug-ins > OpenFX plug-ins search path
to the directory, which should be

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/usr/local/Neat Video v5 OFX
but that I have custom installed as

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/usr/local/neat-video-v5-ofx
(suggested, spaces are evil)

Now it should work,
but it does not because you'll soon find out that the directory cannot be seen, as flatpak has for some reason not direct access to it.
Luckily, it gets mounted into

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/run/host/usr/local/
So, to make it work,
the path must be set to

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/run/host/usr/local/neat-video-v5-ofx
or if you prefer evil spaces to

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/run/host/usr/local/Neat Video v5 OFX
This makes NeatVideo v5 usable on Natron.

Thanks for your attention and happy denoising! 8)
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Re: use on Natron

Post by NVTeam »

Thank you for the update. This seems to be a solution for the case of using flatpack.

Just a small comment on the directory to link to. Perhaps it would be simpler to link to /usr/OFX/Plugins
where Neat Video's plug-in is present and the path does not contain spaces already.

Thank you,
Vlad
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Re: use on Natron

Post by frayoshi »

Hmm..
When it prompts where to install, the default path is the one I mentioned, unless modified.
Unfortunately, if run via Flatpak that path is also non-visible unless navigated through /run/host/usr/

but yes, it would be more intuitive, agree! :D
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Re: use on Natron

Post by NVTeam »

If you install using all default settings, then the product is installed into /usr/local/Neat Video v5 OFX
but also a link is added into /usr/OFX/Plugins because that is the standard location for OFX plug-ins
where most OFX applications look for plug-ins.

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Re: use on Natron

Post by frayoshi »

That is true, but seems like the mounting process under /run/host does not follow symlinks,
this causes the OFX/Plugins directory to be empty.

This might be solvable, but out of the box does not work as a solution, unfortunately.
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