Would also love an answer, it's driving me nuts!
Exact same scenario for me as well. So far this is the only place that I've been able to find anything about this issue. Unfortunately we all seem to be in the same boat. Seems that this isn't the case for many so I'd love to know what I can do about it.
Perhaps placing an Alias to the full version inside the Support Files/Plugins/Maxon Cineware/bin folder and making the C4D Lite app inert by moving it to a different location might work. I sure would like to know, too. If someone can figure it out, please let me know so I can add it to my page here:
You may need to re-install Studio or Broadcast to get it to be the preferred version. I have a question out to my counterpart at Maxon for confirmation.
I tried doing that Todd. Twice in fact. Didn't make any difference unfortunately
I've asked Maxon-Support Germany. They told me, it's normal that C4D-Lite will initially be launched.
As, this information is really the opposite of what I've read about and seen in some tutorials, I've re-installed Studio (2nd trial with deinstallation finally worked!) and now it's fine: AE opens Studio... Would be somewhat easier, if it could be set in AE preferences!
I'VE DISCOVERED SOMETHING!!
When I run After Effects as Administrator, Cineware uses my Studio version of C4D!
Only problem: while running as admin, I can no longer drag images/files into the AE project manager, they need to be imported manually
Scrap that, I've completely fixed it!
I set both C4D Studio and AE to run as Administrator.
I also changed the security settings for both programs, with all persmissions set to Full Control.
Then, probably most importantly, I disabled UAC for Windows 8.
I didn't just turn it down, I completely disabled it through the registry
Value data: 0
Hope this helps some people!!!
I have the same problem here. Though I'm on a Mac.
Try to run a chmod on AE and C4D to give them full permissions. You'll have to google exactly how to do it, I can't remember, but it should hopefully give you the same successful result I've had on pc
Thanks danmattson, I tried to google it, but didn't really understand...
Though I've noticed before that it's important to set admin permissions via "Get info".
However, I think I solved it now. I found a tip here, written by "Mr C":
"Resolved the issue (on a Mac), by renaming the ‘CINEMA 4D Lite.app’ (found in AE plugins folder) to something random, then created an alias named ‘CINEMA 4D Lite.app’ pointing to R12.
A stupid solution, but it’s rookie programming error to assume C4D is always installed in the default location when the first question you get asked after purchase is “Where would you like to install this”.
Hope a more sensible solution gets presented soon."