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rednova
03-06-2015, 12:52 PM
Dear Friends:

I am using lw 9.6
I do not have after effects.
Is it possible to export a lightwave scene to an older version of adobe 'after effects' ?
Thank you !!!

Greenlaw
03-06-2015, 03:25 PM
Not an entire Lightwave scene but I think there are plugins for 9.6 that will send camera and nulls to AE.

This one is a commercial product:

http://www.liberty3d.com/store/liberty3d-tools/ae-link/

Here's a free one but it only sends from LW to AE:

https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/lw-to-after-effects/

The first is more useful because it works both ways. For example, it allows you to use the 3D tracking tools in AE and send a tracked camera and nulls to Lightwave. But if you're only going from LW to AE, maybe the second one will work for you?

LW 11 and up has a native tool that sends the camera and nulls between the two programs. I'm not sure if or how the native tool differs from AE Link so maybe somebody else can explain.

Hope this helps.

G.