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Stuart Paciej
Cineware external compositing (checked solid) not showing up?
on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:03:47 pm

Hello, short and sweet hopefully:

•Made a C4D file
•Added external compositing tags to some objects so that I have a reference point for optical flares
•Ticked the 'solid' box on the tag
•Opened file in AE with Cineware
•Pressed extract scene data

-only camera and lights are imported to AE :(

Any ideas? Do I need an .aec file? Seems like I shouldn't do?

Thanks Cows!


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Walter Soyka
Re: Cineware external compositing (checked solid) not showing up?
on Jan 28, 2014 at 2:59:04 pm

What you describe should work. Make sure that you hit save in C4D before extracting the scene data.

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Matthew Galvin
Re: Cineware external compositing (checked solid) not showing up?
on Apr 10, 2014 at 6:02:57 pm

You need to bake the object that has the external compositing tag in Cinema4D.
Baking is the in the right hand object panel.

Keep in mind that C4D will simplify the geometry down to polygons at that point.


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Marc Nibor
Re: Cineware external compositing (checked solid) not showing up?
on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:43:35 am

I found this post while having the same problem.

Here's a solution that worked:
The objects needs to be EDITABLE (If you use a parametric object, convert it to a polygonal object) .
The external compostiting tag did not work for me as long as the object I applied it to was still parametric.



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