Transfering a logo from AE to C4D Lite

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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I'm trying to animate a logo in C4D Lite. I imported the logo on AE, converted it to shapes, made all the layers 3D, and exported the scene to C4D.
I don't know why some shapes extrude forward and others backward. I don't understand why and don't know how to fix it.
Can someone explain to me what is happening?

I´m sending a screenshot so you can understand what is happening.

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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You may post it to the Cinema 4D community as well.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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I Didn't know that forum. Thanks for the tip! I'll post there too.

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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You also check the updater of C4D through Maxon App.

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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I use to avoid updating C4D Lite. Every time I do that, the link between C4D Lite and AE gets broken somehow.

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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It's hard to say what is going on without seeing the comp you exported. We need to see what is going on with the layers (press 'uu'). I suspect some of the groups created when you converted the Vector layer to a shape layer got a little convoluted.

 

If I faced that problem, I would return to Illustrator and put every shape on a separate layer, import it as a composition retaining layer size, convert all layers to Shape layers, delete the original Vector (AI) layers, and make all the layers 3D, add a camera with a 50 MM lens, and maybe some ambient light and a point light. Export the comp to C4D and give that a try. 

 

Any time I plan on animating a shape created in Illustrator, I put it on a separate layer. Any object I plan to convert to a Shape Layer in After Effects is always on its own layer. 

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Thanks. I'll Try that.

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It did not work. I've got the same result. The same shapes got extruded forward. I can't tell the difference between the shapes that are extruded correctly and those that are not.

I even tried to "pre-extrude" the shapes no After, but C4D simply ignores the extrusion made on After effects.

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