View Full Version : LW to After Effects error

11-13-2014, 07:02 PM

I decided to try the After Effects interchange in Lightwave. I created an animation and hit the send to AE button... After effects loads up, but then I get the following error...

"Unable to execute script at line 57, position_Property is undefined"

Has anybody encountered this?

I basically created some Nulls in lightwave that I plan to have a filter mask follow as to generate Heat wave effect.

I'm using Lightwave 11.6.3
win 7 64bit
After Effects CC2014


11-14-2014, 01:15 AM
Yes. It seems that when starting up, AE runs some scripts of it own. This seems to clash with what LW is trying to do and you get an error.

Also, avoid "special characters" in the name of your null or you'll get an error, as well.

11-14-2014, 05:08 PM
I found that the problem was I did not select any items. For example, I had created nulls in lightwave... and animated them.

Since I did not understand how this works going to AE... I didn't know that I had to have the nulls selected, and then "send to AE". I was just clicking on "send to AE" without anything physically selected.

So it appears, the trick is to select either the camera, the light, or the nulls... While they are selected, then click "send to AE"