I don't have a full version of C4D only the Lite version that has come with AE. I'm also very new to C4D but come from a 27 year graphics and video background. I have a logo that I created for a client. I want to extrude the logo in C4D. I saved it as an Il 8 File. Open in C4D. Do an ExtrudeNurbs and parent. But Nothing. Attached is a screen shot.
You need to check the hierarchical checkbox on the extrude nurb. Extrude nurb only extrudes the first object by default, and in this case, that is a null that contains your path. Checking hierarchical tells it to look at all objects.