Connect, select and export 3D objects and scene data from Blender to After Effects! BlenderAe is a Blender addon that enables bidirectional data transfer between Blender and After Effects.
No longer do you have to export your files to Cinema 4d, then to alembic, then import to Blender. BlenderAE makes it quick and easy.
Connect Blender to After Effects!
Install BlenderAe as an addon in Blender (no other scripts to install!).
Click ‘Connect’ to After Effects.
Select objects, vertices or faces.
Click ‘Export to Ae’!
Supported in Object Mode:
Cameras to Ae Cameras.
Lights to Ae Lights.
Objects transformations to Nulls.
Empties transformations to Nulls.
Planes (planar) to precomposed shape layers.
Supported in Edit Mode:
Selected vertices (in vertex mode) to Nulls
Selected planar Faces (in face mode) to precomposed shape layers.
After Effects 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6 Blender 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0
1.3.4 – Mar 8, 2023
– Fixed incorrect version number in aescripts license system for BlenderAe.
1.3.3 – Feb 25, 2023
– Fixed Faces that were incorrectly exported when ‘Use Ae Comp Center’ was checked on.
1.3.2 – Feb 16, 2023
1.3.2 BlenderAe has been updated! Note there is now no need to unzip this file before installing. Install as usual for Blender addons. Added – ‘Install Dependencies’ added in the addon preferences. Note that BlenderAe works without the dependency installed in most situations, it simply helps BlenderAe connect to After Effects which may resolve some user issues. – Updated to the latest aescripts license system. Aescripts online activation period is more graceful. – Added link to online documentation. Located in the addon preferences.Fixed – The scale factor has been modified for importing data from After Effects. Now both the ‘Export’ and ‘Import’ scales will match between Blender and After Effects.Tips – Apply all modifiers and transforms to objects before exporting vertices or faces. – Leave the ‘Connect’ field blank to export the Blender data to ‘Documents>BlenderAe’. (You can import the data manually into After Effects using ‘File>Run Script File…’ and selecting the script included the ‘Documents>BlenderAe’ folder.) – Windows Only – When exporting data from Blender the After Effects the application window resizes out of full screen. To prevent this you can use the ‘Maximize App Window’ shortcut ‘CTRL + \’ instead. This will prevent the application window from resizing.
1.2.1 – Mar 29, 2022
Added – ‘Use Ae Comp Center’ checkbox option – After Effects cameras ‘point of interest’ supportedFixed – Error exporting camera dataUpcoming (Unreleased) – Separate x, y, z rotation data importing from After Effects to Blender. – Improved Export to Ae performance.
1.1.0 – Dec 10, 2021
Improved – Refactored face and vertex code. – Improved After Effects path search on Windows and Mac systems. – Compatible with Blender 3.0.0 and Ae 2022Fixed – Some objects became invisible when parented with scale animation data. – Error occurred with linked duplicates.
1.0.1 – Aug 31, 2021
Fixed – An error on some systems with OneDrive Document folder set to default. – An error caused by conflicting scripts and plugins in After Effects.
1.0.0 – Aug 23, 2021
Initial release of BlenderAe! Supported: – Cameras – Lights – Empty transformations as nulls – Object transformations as nulls – Planes as shapes – Vertex location as nulls – Faces as shapes
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