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  • Compatibility After Effects
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  • Compatibility Blender
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Author: Salt Media

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Quick Overview

BlenderAe is a Blender addon that enables bidirectional data transfer between Blender and After Effects. Connect, select and export data from Blender or import layers from After Effects!

Connect Blender and After Effects!

BlenderAe Documentation

Export 3D data from Blender to After Effects!

  1. Install BlenderAe as an addon in Blender (no other scripts to install!).
  2. 'Connect' to After Effects.
  3. Select objects, vertices or faces.
  4. Click 'Export to Ae'!

Import Layers from After Effects to Blender!

  1. Select Layers in After Effects.
  2. Click 'Import Layers'!


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.

Supported in Pose Mode:

  • Selected Bones (also supported in Object mode is actively selected in Pose mode).

After Effects to Blender:

Solids, Nulls and Camera layers supported.

More to come...

Note: Trial mode limits the animation duration to 1 second.



Notes and Known Issues:

  • Some modifiers can affect exporting of data.
  • Non-planar Faces (in Edit Mode) and non-planar Planes (in Object Mode) are not currently supported.
  • If the ‘Ae Path’ field contains a correct path but After Effects is not open, After Effects will open and close without saving.
  • A large number of selections, or long frame duration can take a long time to process (particularly for face selections), you can press 'esc' to abort the import process.
After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
Blender 4.1, 4.0, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0
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