8 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2017 2:13 PM by Szalam

    c4d menus unavailable

    elpjg Level 1

      Hi,

      CC apps up to date (spring 2017)

      Win 10 64b

      No problem in the previous version

       

      When I create un c4d file from Ae, the application loads but when I click on a menu, it expands normally and disappears immediately when I release the button of my mouse!... Impossible to work with.

       

      I uninstalled Ae and re-install it with no change.

       

      Of course, this problem occurs only with C4D.

       

      Thanks for your help.

       

      pjgodier

        • 1. Re: c4d menus unavailable
          elpjg Level 1

          Found it!

           

          Unfortunately c4d doesn't recognize my wacom Intuos5 tablet (nor with a mouse nor with a pencil)!

           

          If I use a standard mouse it works!

           

          Unbeliveable...

          • 2. Re: c4d menus unavailable
            Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            This is fixable, go into your C4D preferences, to the imput devices section, and make sure Graphics Tablet is checked, but Hi_Res Tablet is unchecked. It should work.

            • 3. Re: c4d menus unavailable
              elpjg Level 1

              Works perfectly, many thanks!

              • 4. Re: c4d menus unavailable
                Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                No problem! Took me a minute to get things working when I first installed Cinema 4D too.

                • 5. Re: c4d menus unavailable
                  elpjg Level 1

                  Thanks

                  I'm a newbie in Ae & C4D

                  I tried to import a 3D object from Ps to Ae by C4D. What a pain!

                  I export my Ps object as an .obj and .dae fil and import it in C4D with problem on textures...

                  And when I save my C4D file and try to make a comp in Ae with it, the 3D is disabled...

                  I really don't understand what is the problem behind that.

                  Regards.

                  pjgodier

                  • 6. Re: c4d menus unavailable
                    Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    If you're just starting out in After Effects, I wouldn't recommend jumping into C4D right away too. After Effects is the most complicated software Adobe makes; you can't learn it by poking around like you can with Photoshop. It's usually recommended to take a couple of months to learn the basic, foundational things first. (Use a reliable source and not just random YouTube videos.)

                     

                    And Cinema 4D is magnitudes more complicated than AE!

                     

                    That being said, when you're ready, if you want a good, easy course on using Cinema 4D Lite, I highly recommend this series on Cineversity. You just need to sign up for a free account. It's done by one of my favorite Cinema 4D trainers.

                    • 7. Re: c4d menus unavailable
                      elpjg Level 1

                      Thanks for the link.

                      I've already created some simple project in AE and followed some courses in C4D but here is several years...

                      For the moment the thing I don't understand is the fact that a 3D object in a .C4D file (with textures aso) can't be viewed in Ae in 3D!...

                      The command "3D layer" ins greyed in AE.

                      Where is my mistake?

                      • 8. Re: c4d menus unavailable
                        Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        After Effects is not a true 3d app. The Cineware effect that it is using to render your C4D scene is just an effect on a 2d layer. There are many things like this. Third-party plugins like Element, Lux, Particular, Zaxwerks 3d Invigorator, etc. and native plugins like CC Particle World all render very nice 3d effects. They even interact with After Effects' lights and cameras. But they all must be applied to 2d layers because it is just rendering a 3d-looking image on a 2d solid.