I am trying to include an animated logo made in Cinema 4D lite. When I change the render settings to "Standard (Draft)" I keep getting an error message saying "cached preview needs 2 or more frames to playback". I am assuming this is because I only have 4GB of RAM on my laptop I am using. Is there a way to get this done?
Which version of AE are you using? If it's CC 2015, try it in CC 2014 and see if it works. Let us know either way.
If you don't have CC 2014, it's really easy to get it: How to Find and Install Previous Version of Adobe Apps in CC 2015 | Adobe Customer Care Team
I'm using CC2015. I'm in the process of redownloading 2014 to see if that helps.
4GB is the bare minimum to just use After Effects alone. Using both After Effects and Cinema 4D at the same time requires more RAM.