C4D materials not appearing in my AE file

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Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Hi there,

For some reason, when I'm using C4D Lite with After Effects, my materials aren't appearing in my AE file. I've checked that live link is enabled. It also isn't showing up when I render out from AE. Any idea how to fix this problem? Screen shots below. Screen Shot 2022-04-15 at 6.06.38 PM.pngScreen Shot 2022-04-15 at 6.10.35 PM.png

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Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Have you actually switched to the output renderer instead of "Viewport". You also don't have any actual camera object in your scene. that alone might alreeady help. That aside there appear to be a number of bugs with this and animating the UV offset on a texture as you seem to be doing may further exacerbate the issue. Either way, I'd start by checking the C4D global scene and render settings, including their GPU acceleration stuff, and make sure everything matches in the Cineware settings as well.

 

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Hi @Mylenium, thanks so much for your reply. I changed the viewport to current and added a camera, made sure everything was matching, but I'm still not getting the view in AE. The strange thing is that I've done this exact exercise before successfully; it seems that just now it no longer works (even in previous files that haven't been changed). I'm getting a popup that says "Communication error, Cinema 4D failed to acknowledge the connection." I've checked my comp settings to make sure that the 3D renderer was set to Cinema 4D, so I'm not sure how to fix the connection issue. Any thoughts?

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Fair enough. if it's connection issues, the usual steps apply: Check your firewall and system network settings for any blockages, turn off security tools that my interfere with the connection. also there was a bug in the initial AE 22 release, so check that you have applied all updates in the CC app and C4D as well.

 

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