We don't really have much information from you to go on to figure out what might be wrong either.
This page should give you an idea of the kind of information we need in general.
In your specific case, screenshots of your render settings and output module settings in the After Effects render queue would be useful. Unless that's not how you rendered it, of course...
We would also want the typical info: version number of AE down to the last decimal point, hardware specs, contents of your comp, etc. - you've got the link; it tells you what we need to know.
Forgive me if this isn't the info you need. I don't 100% know what I'm doing.
My laptop is a Macbook Pro OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.4
AE - 13.7.2
PP - 2015.2 Release or 9.2.0
Those could be wrong. I'm new to all of this software. I just downloaded the Creative Cloud a week ago so it's the most recent versions.
Anyway, the first method of exporting I did was File > Export > Adobe Premiere Pro Project...
It came out black in that method.
The next was having Pro and AE open and I dragged the file from AE to the Pro timeline. Same thing. I'm not sure how to check render settings or any of that.
thanks for your help by the way
Awww, you are new! I highly recommend going through this stuff first. It will make using AE a lot more fun and a lot less frustrating.
You can use Dynamic Link in Premiere to import an After Effects project, but I find it a lot simpler to just render an intermediate file (using a production codec, of course) out of AE's render queue and just import that to Premiere Pro. That way you don't have to wait for Premiere to render the AE project every time. Popular intermediate codecs include Cineform, DNxHD, QuickTime with the PNG codec, and QuickTime with the Photo-JPEG codec.
It worked! I put it in the render queue and it exported as a .mov file. I appreciate your help. And thanks for the link, I'll read up on it now.
No problem. Welcome to After Effects! Once you get the handle on it (which can take a while), it's tons of fun.