I know Autodesk owns Maya, 3DS and even Softimage's/Avid's XSI. Having said that I don't doubt that is why Adobe partnered with Cinema 4D. I am not a fan of Cinema 4D myself and would have prefered Maya, 3DS Max or even XSI over Cinema 4D for integration with After Effects but I know Autodesk would not want to partner with Adobe because their Smoke software is competiton for Adobe's AE and Premiere Combo. I think After Effects is a awesome and the fact that it has great integration with Cinema 4D is some what cool to say the least but I would like to think Adobe could have bought Poser or even Carrara from DAZ. Carrara has many great rendering features as well as hair, cloth, fluid dynamics and much more. AE should keep the Cinema 4D render engine but I think Adobe should invest in their own 3D Software for integration with After Effects as well.
Does anyone else want to see After Effects integrate with other 3D software? Cinema 4D is a nice start but it is not my first choice.
Cinema 4D was the logical choice. It is reknowned for it's compatibility features with After Effects already. It is the common tool of choice for many of the motion graphics designers who need 3D and After Effects.
Maybe one day we'll see a universal rendering engine that allows the use of ANY 3D software within compositing tools like After Effects. Or maybe After Effects will become a true 3D package itself. Until then, I'm thrilled about the C4D compatibility introduced by this upgrade.
Why should anyone bother with Carrara, DAZ Studio, Poser or whatever? All of those apps can export files in a format that Cinema 4D can read. I wouldn't call C4D an ideal choice for the workflow Adobe proposes, but well, one could do worse. Overall it's kinda okay...
I am aware of that rick but it will not bing over the whole project file. There is 3DS, OBJ and many other formats for model exchanges in most 3D programs. I woud prefrer AE read native files for Carrara or Poser myelf. Cinema 4D is an OK start. I stated the Cinema 4D render engine in my first post but I meant project files.
Are you talking about importing models or the whole project? Even if C4D could import the whole project files it would be better to just have AE integrate with Poser and Carrara projects for my needs. Having said that I still I think Adobe should considering buying a 3D program.