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how do i import a aec file in after effects cc?

Aug 23, 2013 7:43 AM

im having problems with the object buffers not working correctly when a i extract them from the C4D file. Not liking this work flow at all. Is there a way to import a AEC file into After Effects CC?

 
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    Aug 23, 2013 7:45 AM   in reply to Finalground

    You can still use the Cinema 4D Exchange plug-in from Maxon.

     
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    Aug 23, 2013 9:55 PM   in reply to Finalground

    If you're having trouble with Maxon's Exchange plug-in, I recommend contactng Maxon for help:

    http://www.maxon.net/support.html

     
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    Aug 30, 2013 7:42 AM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Yep... it doesn't seem to work with CC. For the time being it seems that import the aec into CS6 and then open that in CC is the only answer.

     
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    Dec 9, 2013 5:43 AM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    It seems that both Adobe and Maxon are playing the blame game.

    I contacted Maxon about this issue and they pointed at Adobe. At here I read that Maxon should provide the solution...

    This way, paying costumers are yet again being left without a decent solution.

     
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    Jan 10, 2014 5:57 PM   in reply to Finalground

    I presume this is the problem others are experiencing. When I place the C4DImporter plugin into my AE CC plug-ins folder, I get the 3 following error messages when launching AE CC:

     

    AEGP Plugin SDK_IO: Could not register file type. ( 5027 :: 12 )

     

    AEGP Plugin SDK_IO: Could not register the plugin. ( 5027 :: 12 )

     

    After Effects error: internal verification failure, sorry! {Unexpected FuntionsBlock5 flags for FunctionBlock4} ( 5027 :: 53 )

     

    Without the C4DImporter.plugin in the plugins folder AE CC will not recognize .aec files (they are dimmed/grayed out). After launching AE CC, with the errors above, AE will recognize and open .aec files, but do the errors suggest the plugin will cause problems with AE CC? CIneware is nice, but too slow for complex scenes. Can I temporarily move the Cineware plugins out of AE when I'm using the C4DImporter pluging? Bouncing between CS6 and AE CC is bound to trip me up, so I'd rather stick with AE CC. BTW, I have C4D R15 Studio, so I don't need Cineware Lite. Any workaround solutions would be appreciated.

     
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    Jan 21, 2014 4:29 AM   in reply to davidp158

    Same problems here. Since I prefer the "old" workflow (rendering directly out of Cinema) but hate getting those errors, I decided to dump the "buggy" C4Dimporter.plugin and use the "Extract C4D Scene Data" Command from the CINEWARE FX instead. I'm aware this does not solve the problem in any way, but for me it's an acceptable workaround.

     
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    Feb 5, 2014 1:50 PM   in reply to miF

    The importer plug-in should still work fine in After Effects CC; it's just causing these spurious (and admittedly annoying) error messages on start-up. Let us know whether you're able to use the importer, once you've dismissed these error messages.

     

    Maxon is working on issuing a new version of their importer plug-in that doesn't give these error messages. One of my coworkers is in contact with them about this to see when that will be available.

     
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