This sort of issue is often fixed on Windows machines by running AE as an administrator. It's due to the user permissions. You might look into the Mac equivalent.
Go to the Effects Control panel and click on Cineware Options
Under CINEWARE TCP PORT set to 5030 and chang it to 5027
You might have to purge my memory and disk cache (Edit - Purge - All memory and disk cache), then quit and reopen after effects for the changes to take effect.
As, you have already tried this step. Please check the document below.
Hope that helps!
Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. I'll see if either work and post the result.
All right. Still no luck. Here is what I tried and what I found.
- My Firewall is off (so it shouldn't be interfering with AE / C4D communication).
- My Security is set to allow apps from 'Anywhere' to run (so Yosemite shouldn't be preventing them from running normally).
- I enabled the root user and attempted to use AE from that log-in. (Same result as from my normal log in).
- I'd already tried the port change and memory purge, but I tried it again as the root user. (Same result as before).
- I added AE and C4D Lite to my 'apps that can control computer' list under Security > Privacy. No change in the symptoms.
Again, thanks for the suggestions. I may try uninstalling C4D R16 to see if that makes a difference.