v1.08 AEC4D PRO


The most advanced Cinema 4D to After Effects importer.

The most advanced C4D -> AE Importer, compatible with C4D R17 – R25 & AE CS6 – CC 2022

AEC4D-PRO optimizes the workflow between Cinema 4D and After Effects.

A complete rewrite with a beautiful new Interface…

aec4d pro ui

Sounds good, but what’s new???

aec4d proOverwrite Layers…

You’ve exported Objects to After Effects and now you’ve changed some parameters and you need to update only those Layers in your current Composition? No Problem!

AEC4D-PRO knows which Objects you’ve exported!

Select the Objects you want to update and hit Overwrite Layers, the Objects you’ve had selected in Cinema 4D, are going to be updated instantly in After Effects.





aec4d proImport Textures, Stills & Multipasses!!!

Importing your renderings and images has never been so easy…!

  • [DEFAULT-CLICK]: Open After Effects if it’s closed, or activate your current selected Version.
  • [ALT-CLICK]: Switch quickly between your installed After-Effects Versions.
  • [SHIFT-CLICK]: Import Textures, Stills & Multipasses

By default the path from your render settings: Regular Image ‘File…’ is used to search for multipasses and footage… ( c4d-tokens and relative paths will automatically be converted. ) Oh, and you can also specify your own path within the “Settings”.

  • Handling of Stage-Objects
  • Support for Text-Layers
  • Export “Film-Offset”
  • Export Markers
  • … and so much more…



After Effects 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
Cinema 4D R25, S24, R23, S22, R21, R20, R19, R18, R17

1.08  (Current version)  –  Sep 29, 2021

– [ Fixed ] Support for Unicode and non-US-ASCII characters
– [ Fixed ] Multilines in Text-Objects

1.07  –  Aug 5, 2021

#### v1.07 (Current Version)
– Added Support for R25
– Replaced “is” with “==” in pyseq

1.06  –  Sep 2, 2020

– Restructured Plugin
– Optimized for R23 (Python 3)
– Fixed small GUI glitches.

1.05  –  Jan 18, 2020

– Fixed Camera In- and Outpoints with Stage-Object if ProjectTime isn’t 0. Thanks to Michael Wood for the examples and the patience.

1.04  –  Sep 12, 2019

– Optimized License-Settings for macOS 10.15 ‘Catalina’

1.03 –  Jul 17, 2019

– External Compositing-Tag on Lights crashes C4D. (Thanks, Lars Jandel)
– Fixed import issues with special characters. (Thanks, Ben Fallin)

1.02  –  Apr 2, 2019

– Null-Handles are now visible in Composition
– Limit Width / Height of Composition and round to Integers

1.01  –  Mar 22, 2019

– Fixed an issue when running in Trial-Mode
– Fixed an issue with “Check for update now”
– Support for (../) relative Renderpath
– Fixed a nasty “focusDistance” bug (Thanks, Pascal Fuerst)

1.00  –  Mar 21, 2019

    • A Complete Rewrite


    • Timeline much more reliable including Work-Area and Current-Time
    • Support for Film-Offset of Cameras

Support for Comp-Markers

Lasse Lauch AEC4D Pro Overview

Watch this overview to learn how AEC4D Pro optimizes the workflow between Cinema 4D and After Effects.