For some reason, my original message text isn't showing up, so here it is again (thanks, technology!):
I'm using After Effects CS 5.5 version 10.5.0.253, Premiere Pro CS 5.5 version 5.5.0, and Mac OS X version 10.6.8.
My problem is, I have an After Effects animation that has one parent layer that moves during the course of the animation and several child layers attached to it. When I preview it in AE, it works just fine - the child layers move witht he parent layer, affixed at the proper point.
However, when I export the AE file (.aep) as a Premiere Pro Project (.prproj), then preview it in Premiere, the child layers do not move with the parent layer - only the parent layer moves, leaving the child layers stuck in their original places. I have tried exporting the movie, but the problem remains the same.
I have also tried installing recent updates, but I got the message "Updates not applicable." I think this may have to do with he fact that my university owns the licenses and prohibits changes to be made to the software or something, but in any case, I did not see anything relating to my problem in the list of bugs the updates fix.
Can anyone help me solve this problem?
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PP doesn't understand parent layers. Instead of exporting as a PP project, start PP and go to File>Adobe Dynamic Link>Import After Effects Composition...
(Using 5.x or earlier, you will need the full suite for this to work. Using CS6, the individual programs will also work.)
Thanks for your help, but it looks like I don't have the full suite, and there probably isn't a way to get it since the software all belongs to the university. Do you know of any other way?