I'm trying to slim down the After Effects install for my render farm. The After Effects install is 2.5 GB and 721 MB of that is the Cinema 4D plugin. I tried deleting the plugin but After Effects refuses to start if the plugin doesn't exist even though it's not in the "Required" directory.
Is it possible to remove the Cinema 4D plugin from After Effects?
I tried fooling AE by compiling my own empty plugin named "Cineware_AE_Effect.aex" but I probably have the PiPL values incorrect.
Anyone have ideas?
Well, after almost a month without any answer, just let me add a little bit:
Yes, AE checks on start for the presence/successful load of the Cineware .aex plugin and refuses to start if it can not be inittialized correctly.
As far as I know, you should however be able to simply move/delete the "(CINEWARE Support)" folder (from "Support Files\Plug-ins\MAXON CINEWARE AE\") - this is actually the folder taking up close to 700 MB.
Since the .aex are still present, AE should launch and work correctly. That is, until you actually try to apply the Cinemaware plugin, then things will get nasty and you are caught in an endless dialog loop as obviously some core files are now missing .
That worked. Thanks!
Would sure be nice if C4D was an optional feature.
Sad its FORCEFULLY installed in your computer. No matter if you use it or not. I hate it. And what does Adobe do? Close the complaining forums without caring about the community.
Thank you! It worked well!