Exporting to Cinema 4D

Learn how to export an existing After Effects project to Cinema 4D to add a 3D logo. The background featured is from Digital Juice’s Animated Canvases 2 collection.

  1. Derek

    Many thanks John!
    As soon as Maxon released its plugin for the AE to C4D workflow I nabbed it, but haven’t had the chance to use it.
    Your tutorial was extremely helpful giving direction in this new area

    • John Dickinson

      Good to know Derek, thanks.

  2. Brett Perry

    Hi John,
    It’s great that you can now easily move projects back and forth between AE and C4D. I think the AE to C4D exporter only works for the latest version of C4D (v 13). Am I correct in this assumption? You still have the best motion graphics site on the web!
    Thanks, Brett

    • John Dickinson

      Hey thanks Brett! I’m not sure if this works in R12.

  3. Stephen O'Hearn

    Hey John;

    When the AE C4D plug-in first became available I kinda scratched my head wondering what I would use it for given the 2 dimensional nature of AE.

    This nicely explains the benefits. Thanks for sharing it.


    • John Dickinson

      You’re welcome Stephen.

  4. Andre Friedman

    Thank you so much!

  5. Mark Shingleton

    Hey John,

    Great tip with zeroing out the object position to get it in the exact spot as the placeholder. Don’t know why I never thought of it!


  6. davido31

    John you are master! 😉

  7. joe

    this works with all c4d versions – just make sure you download the R13 C4Dexporter.xxx plug-in and install with your respective connector. You need both for it to work.

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