I am relatively new to After Effects and Cinema 4D integration, so I am wondering if I am screwing something up...
I am using a new (2013) Mac Pro, with a quad core processor and 32GB of RAM. I am trying to render a relatively basic set of three dimensional shapes (two rotating glass-surfaced reflective cubes). I can construct and animate the shapes with ease in C4D. But, when I try to do a Standard (FINAL) render of it in After Effects, it takes a very long time to execute and then finally tells me that there is a Cineware Communication Error. Then, I get a black screen with no rendering.
What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for any advice you might be able to provide.
Thanks. On a related note, (and I feel like you've discussed this in other forums recently, but I couldn't find a direct answer) is there any chance that AE will be updated to more directly integrate with the AMD gpus on the new Mac Pro? Or with Open CL?
Just curious and thanks for all of your insights.
> is there any chance that AE will be updated to more directly integrate with the AMD gpus on the new Mac Pro?
After Effects already uses AMD GPUs for all of the GPU features, with one obsolete exception---the ray-traced 3D renderer. No, we will never update the ray-traced 3D renderer; there are many better ways to do 3D in After Effects, and you should ignore that feature.