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monica rubioMoving between MAC to PC
by on Apr 21, 2012 at 9:01:10 am

Hi everyone,
Very basic question. I am creating a project in AE 10.5 MAC and need to send it to animators working in PC. Is this possible.? I need to 'collect' the files with all the layers and send the project in a hard drive for them to do the animation. I am not an After Effects user but for this projects that is the workflow I have to use. Which is the best way to do it?
Any recommendations are welcome.

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niccolo ungaroRe: Moving between MAC to PC
by on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:46:26 am

You will not have any problem at all.
Collect a folder with all the file & the .aep. ( On the menĂ¹ - File - Collect all files _ All )
That's all.

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Darby EdelenRe: Moving between MAC to PC
by on Apr 21, 2012 at 6:57:12 pm

As long as the person receiving the file has the same or a higher version of AE as you saved it with, they should be able to open it.

Darby Edelen

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Erik WaluskaRe: Moving between MAC to PC
by on Apr 21, 2012 at 11:44:00 pm

True, but if they have a newer version of AE than you have you might not be able to open the project when they hand it back, assuming that is the workflow. They will also need to have any third party plug-ins that you used, if any, and visa versa.

Another thing that might cause a problem is that if you are giving them a mac formatted hard drive they won't be able to read the files on a PC unless they have macdrive or similar software. I have macdrive on my PC and use a mac-formatted hard drive to exchange files with my mac at work and with files from my friends macs and it works great but it's about $50. You can format in FAT32 and both mac and PC can read that, but there is a 4GB file size limitation.

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