"Colors" are materials and textures and the PS export doesn't support this because PS itself cannot generate proper UV data or convert the material properties and all the formats it supports are actually quite limited. The way you have it is as good as it gets, so either fix it up in C4D or simply move on to a different workflow not involving PS or whatever at all.
So it looks like I would have to save an Illustrator path and color it in C4D? Are there any other ways to get around this with Ae, Ps and C4D? It seems like a lot of work for something that should be simple.
Thanks so far
Well, not necessarily.
It's not like the three applications were developed with the others in mind. Adobe developed only Photoshop. It bought AE from a different software developer, and I don't know what its relationship is with the C4D folks. But we're talking three different developers, three different ideas on how the data should be handled, and three different strategies on developing the appropriate data structures. Sometimes its a wonder that they can work together at all.
And in my opinion, tighter integration among applications is a gold ring Adobe hasn't yet grabbed. It's a tough job and it requires a lot of grunt work, which doesn't allow time to develop glitzy new features. It goes almost unseen.
Never mind that it would make things work better......
It does all seem ridiculous. I trust in future a near build they get a handle on it, since one of the selling points for me was this "seamless integration" phrase and "workflow" they keep throwing around. It's painful and very time consuming.
Oh, do not become gullible! Take what the marketing weasels write and cut your expectations in half!
Note that, if you don't mind spending a few dollars, there are numerous third party plugins that greatly simplify the process of extruding text right in After Effects.
Hi Andrew and thanks for your reply.
It's not text I need extruded, that seems easy enough. It's getting a logo extruded and the color detail reproduced accurately on its face so I can use it in Ae as a 3D object. Any ideas on that? It should be easy.