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Andy Barnes asked ·

Export scene data from c4d using Arnold render.

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Peter Horvath answered ·

I'm not familiar with Cineware and After Effects. My guess is that it does not support custom objects, like Arnold lights. I'm wondering if this workflow works with other custom renderers.

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Ok thanks Peter. I thought it might not be possible. My solution was to create a copy of the c4d file and strip all the Arnold out of it so Cineware works. Thanks

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Andy Barnes answered ·

Hi Lee, No i'm not exporting geometry. I have some text in C4D which i want to replace with After Effects type for fast updating. I would normally put a External Compositing Tag onto that text and tell it to create a solid within After Effects. Then in After Effects i use Cineware plugin to extract the 3D scene data. This normally gives you lights, cameras and external tags as solids. All i then need to do is replace the imported solid with my live text as it stays in the correct position within the 3D scene. When i try this with the Arnold Renderer it brings the Camera in but nothing else. This means i can't replace the text and have it sit within the composited scene After Effects scene. Is there a Arnold tag or a hack or something. Appreciate your advice.

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Lee Griggs answered ·

What is the question? Do you want to export geometry for use with Arnold in another DCC? If so, you have ASS and Alembic files. Material export here.

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