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Cineware Breaks When I Update Cinema 4D

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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When I update After Effects, it seems to just install whatever Lite version of Cinema 4D it pleases. So what if I then install a newer, full version of Cinema 4D that I have licensed? Well, I import a C4D file into AE, open the Cineware options and change the path to the new version of Cinema 4D. So far so good.

The problem comes later when I one day dcecide to delete the obsolete/outdated version of Cinema 4D because I no longer need that clutter. This is when all hell breaks loose, and Cineware no longer works. I cannot fathom why there isn't some setting to tell After Effects where my currently installed cineware.dll file is situated. If the host program is not smart enough to keep up with my program structure, why do I get penalised by not having the ability to redirect?

Please could I ask that this feature be implemented, it would save a lot of frustration. Obviously if I'm being dumb and missing some hidden corner of the preferences window, I'd appreciate help.

Thank you.

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Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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I doubt that this will ever change. It's one of those things where you have to make certain assumptions about where stuff is located or else file loading policies and security stuff will prevent anything from working...

 

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Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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Thanks for the reply Mylenium. I must say I think it's quite poor when one software integrates with another, and then fails to cater for reasonable end-user administration of  their workstation. If Adobe simply added a preference field allowing us to point to an existing installation of Cineware this wouldn't be something that literally costs me billable hours.

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