AE Transfer is a set of two scripts, for Autodesk 3ds Max and Adobe After Effects, that allows these two apps to exchange parameters of 3D objects and 3D layers with each other.
The script for 3ds Max allows you to export cameras, lights, standard planes, and pass Position, Rotation and Scale properties of other 3D objects from 3ds Max to After Effects. The script generates another script as a *.jsx file containing exported data of the selected objects. This *.jsx script then runs in After Effects and creates the layers with the exported properties.
You can also export properties of a single object using Windows clipboard and then paste them to the layer in After Effects.
In case of exporting to *.jsx script, the following layers are created in After Effects:
The script for After Effects allows to export Cameras, Lights and 3D layer parameters from After Effects to 3ds Max. This script generates a MaxScript file (*.ms) containing exported data of the selected layers. The MaxScript file then runs in 3ds Max and creates the objects with the exported properties.
The following objects are created in 3ds Max:
The AE Transfer scripts work with all 3ds Max versions newer than 3ds Max 2013, and all After Effects versions newer than CS6. Both scripts were tested on Windows 7 and 10. The script for After Effects since version 2.02 also works on Mac OS.
Before using the tool, please check out the current list of Known issues and limitations.
For more information about using, features and installation please watch the videos below.
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The license is linked to a computer name in Windows. This means the scripts can be installed and run on a computer only if its name matches one of the names specified in the fields «Computer 1 name» and «Computer 2 name».
In Windows, you can find a computer name in two ways:
During the purchasing, you are getting the license for two computers. If you specified a single computer name, you can add a second name later at any time. So, if you have only one PC just leave the field «Computer 2 name» empty.
The license can be edited by changing computer names every 90 days. This period is counting since the purchasing day or since the last license editing.
The license can be later extended to any number of computers.
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