Hello Adobe community,
I am having trouble with the workflow of a project, here is the situation.
I have a scene in Cinema 4d, I have created planes (placeholders) with external composition tags. In After Effects Im trying to replace these placeholders with my Quicktime (.MOV) footage shot on a green screen which I will key out.
I have tried going to Cinema 4d Render settings and saving the Compositing Project File but when I open the AEC file in a After Effects Composition it gives me a Camera layer, light layer and a PNG sequence with Smpte Color bars (no use)
Currently I have my Cinema 4d file in my After Effects composition with Cineware, I clicked Extract on Cinema 4D Scene Data so I have my camera, light and placeholders but there is no way to track my green screen footage positioning to the placeholders.
I am using Cinema 4d R16 and After Effects CC and cineware.
Thanks for any help!
Have you actually checked the detailed settings for the external compositing tag about what it should create? Since there is no physical relation between AE layers and C4D objects, you have to tell it what to do. Your planes are completely meaningless. You could create spheres, but the magic still happens in the tag and only there.
I'm not sure I'm following what you're doing. It sounds to me like your workflow is a bit wonky.