Hello I just created a project in AE CC and wanted to save also a version for CS6.
All went ok but when I tried to open the project in CS6 I received the following error:
"After Effects error: could not convert Unicode characters. (23::46)"
Does anyone know what that means and how to fix it?
Check the naming of your comps/ effects and expression stuff plus of course any text layers. Somewhere in there is a special character or otherwise invalid string that is causing this. For text layers it may also help to temporarily simply assign another font.
After Effects CC is much, much better at handling characters that are outside of the character set used by the OS at its current language settings. So, file names and paths (and other strings) that work fine in After Effects CC and later may fail with earlier versions.
For example, if you are running your OS and applications in English and have Chinese characters in your file names, After Effects CS6 and earlier will fail, but After Effects CC and earlier will succeed.