currently having the same problem... followed the directions twice.
I have the same problem with 18.104.22.168--this is on a late 2015 iMac, 4GHz i7 running Sierra.
Oddly, I don't have this issue on an old 2011 iMac.
I have tried the instructions provided in the warning message, didn't work.
thus far, I created a new cinema 4D layer just to open Lite, and it said I needed to update Cinema 4D. So I did, and then when I went back to After Effects, I still get the error message, but it renders properly now... but incredibly slow. Following the directions didn't really change much after this.
same problem here. it renders but PAINFULLY slow
Tried to reinstall the AE, didn't help..
Even after the latest update (version 22.214.171.124 from February 2017) nothing changed. Same problem.
Actually, I've got the problem after the latest update.. Now trying to find a way to downgrade the AE.
Here's what I have from the team:
This warning is explained in the release notes: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/after-effects-cc-in-depth-new-features/
The CINEMA 4D renderer includes improvements to the CINEMA 4D engine, which are required to render certain cases correctly. (The CINEMA 4D renderer and CINEWARE share the same engine, however these improvements are not applicable to CINEWARE.) If you get this warning, we recommend resetting After Effects to use the default CINEMA 4D engine until an update for CINEMA 4D R18 with the engine improvements is released, which is expected shortly after the release of After Effects CC 2017.
To do this:
- Open the Composition Settings dialog.
- Click on the 3D Renderer tab and choose the CINEMA 4D renderer.
- Click the Options button.
- Click the Choose Installation Click the Defaults button.
Please let us know if this info helps:
Thanks, but this does not solve this problem for me. It's frustrating because the Cinema 4D renderer works amazingly smoothly on my older computer, but on my brand new one it's unusable.
I am running the most recent update of AE 2017 on a new Macbook Pro with these specs:
Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
Radeon Pro 460 4096 MB
Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB
I have tried reinstalling, updating AE, updating C4D, resetting to defaults on the C4D renderer as you suggested, and nothing has worked so far.
I followed the steps as well and the warning still popped up the very next time AE was opened.
Hello fellow cinema4d lite users. Maybe I've found a solution. Make File > New > MAXON CINEMA 4D File. In CINEMA 4D Lite open Preferences > Renderer and check Custom Number of Render Threads: for me 16 seems to work fine (I'm on an iMac with 4 cores).
No more error warnings and the render speed is fantastic. Everything works like a charm again. Good luck to you also.
Thanks for letting us know. Just tried doing that, still getting the error message and C4D renderer super slow in AE.
Unfortunately the happiness was short-lived. Not sure why, but have the same problems again. Error message and impossible to use because of its slowness.
Worked for me! but just tried it, hopefully it stays that way. Thanks mate!
I reset Cinema 4d render install defaults, purged my cache, restarted, and set render threads to 16 in Cinema 4d's prefs. None of that changed anything at all for me. I'm on iMac 3.1 GHz i5, 16Gb Ram, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2Gb
Okay, same here. Was working well a while ago but suddenly just re-appeared again. Now can't work with 3d again.
I'm on MacBook Pro 2016, 2.7Ghz, 16GB Ram Radeon Pro 455 2048 MB.
Too bad. I think Adobe should compensate people of not being able to use the software at it's full capacity, much so if they are paying 50 euros every month.
True. and it's not like we're hearing any concrete feedback from them. :/ really frustrating as 3d rendering was one of the things I was most excited about with AE2017.
I have had contact with a nice Adobe technician, exchanging all kinds of information and doing all kind of tests, but up till now without succes.
Did anyone ever figure this out? Still having issues...
I tried everything possible. I fear that we'll have to be patient till the next version of After Effects, reporting the bugs and counting on the smart guys at Adobe.
Same issue, BUT :
We instaled on Sierra After FX CC2017 for the first time the newest version 14.1. And nothing works : (Raytrace CINEMA 4D and, Interactivity with Ae/ Cinema 4d Lite)
We Instaled on our 2d Mac the first legacy version 14.0.0, then, 14.0.1, then the latest.14.1 and that work fine.!!!
It s a tricky solution but maybe that could help Adobe team.. (make an effort guys! )
If I try to Uninstall 14.1 for downgrade for the 14.0.0 the problem still there ( I have manually deleted the C4D Plug coz it stay on folder)
but nothing change... :-). Must have a clean instal with no after fx any version installed..
I have 2 students in my class having the same issue. Never installed After Effects on their brand new Mac Pro. Has there been any fix to this?
Hi. There is no fix up till now, but I'm convinced the next After Effects cc update will fix the problem. Hopefully the update will not take too long.
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My Network has a Manual IP 192.168.1.12. I choose it instead of a automatic DHCP.
I Reset all preset (DHCP ..IP .. of it and Works Now well. C4D need to comunicate with a 5030 port ..?..for the rendering.
So .. Try this and Tell me if that resolve issue for you.
Thank you Yann. Looks very promising. I'm personally not able to test it out but hopefully others with the same issue will try you solution. Thanks again.
I've had this too. Just deleting the prefs or resetting the C4D Options didn't work for me either. The only way that fixed it for me was:
- uninstall Ae and removing the preferences
- restart computer
- re-install Ae
- fire up Ae, and DON'T migrate prefs form previous versions.
It was a big %&*(_* that I had to rebuild my prefs, but this worked.
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I hope I'm not speaking too soon but I seem to have fixed my issue (MacBook Pro 15" Retina), at least temporarily. I'm not sure of the exact order of the steps I have taken but here's the jist of it:
I was working on a flat animation in AE and noticed that Cinerender was running in Activity Monitor.
(1) I killed it, then went back to my file,
(2) created a 3d layer and saw that it defaulted to Cinema 4D renderer. I clicked on it,
(3) reset the settings once again as per that popup we all saw, and also
(4) changed the renderer to Classic 3D in my file.
Then I (5) restarted AE and purged all the memory, again as per the popup. To double-check,
(6) I went back into the Activity Monitor to make sure Cinerender was not running, and it wasn't.
Today, my 3D animations with Cinerender seem to be working quickly and without any issues. Try it, let me know if this works for you.
Still the same issue for me:(
Have just downloaded AE 2017.
The Cinema 4D renderer simply does NOT work with After Effects.
Using AE on my Mac Pro 64 GB, AMD Firepro 700 with 6 x 3.5 GHz.
The version of Cinema 4D Lite is R16.
This issue has been outstanding for 4 months now.
Yay! April 19th new update for After Effects arrived and all our problems have been solved. Congratulations Adobe technical staff and debuggers!
Fixed. Thank you.