C4D lite objects and/or textures not loading properly in AE
by Orion McCaw on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:26:46 pm Last Edited By Orion McCaw on Mar 16, 2015 at 9:35:52 pm
Hi, I'm fairly new to C4D and 3D animation in general but I have been using after effects for some time now.
I've created an animation of the earth rotating with clouds, an atmosphere, and city lights on the dark side of the earth. When I bring it into AE, however, the clouds and lights don't seem to be loading when I select 'standard(final)' as the renderer in the Cineware effect. I've also tried rendering out a short section of the animation as a PNG sequence and still nothing. Another example of this is if I add a sky to my shot in C4D it won't show up in AE.
Basically the scene renders differently in C4D then it does in AE.
I'm using the most current versions of both software.
Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Is this some kind of limitation of C4D lite?
EDIT: I managed to fix the issue. I did a bunch more searching around and found that someone else had a similar issue. I was able to fix it by going into the C4D file and then chose "save project with assets". then imported that project file. I guess it's a glitch in AE where it can't find some of the textures unless it's all saved together like this.