AfterFX Data Exporter

3 votes
Version: 
2.07
Date Updated: 
07/23/2014

3dsMax to After Exporter.

Generates a .jsx that must be run from AfterFX>File>Run script. Creates appropriately sized comp and layers.
Exports: Cameras, lights, and planes as AfterFX objects. All others as nulls.
Export size based on smallest HD screen/projector. Optional manual scaling.

Other Software Required: 
AfterFX
AttachmentSize
mpscript_ae_dataexporter_v2.07.mse27.49 KB

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triff's picture

Parent/link/constrain a

For anyone using a non-standard camera, parent/link/constrain a standard (dummy) camera to your V-Ray one, match the FOV etc in Max and export that one instead.

Chief Pixel Bully | http://triff.co

atanguay's picture

Awesome! Thank you

Saved my bacon...works great. Max 2016 and AE 17. July 2017

e_samurai's picture

GREAT STUFF! One little thing ...

Hey, this script saved my life! Really, it works like a charm.
I only want to ask if anyone knows a way around "Normalizing" the frames.

For example: My Max footage is rendered starting at frame 1000 and ending at 1500. When I export my helpers in that range, they enter inside AfterFX with the same frame number assignment (1000-1500) while my rendered sequence starts at 00 and ends at 500. So I have to manually drag the imported objects every time to match them with the footage.

Is there a way to automate this normalize function from the script itself? Or any other way in general?

Thanks!

daveparm's picture

Update to Use Physical Cameras?

Are there any plans to update the script to be compatible with the new Physical Camera in Max 2016? It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

-dp-

CJCA915's picture

I agree.

The only thing that really is "eh," is that I render in Film fps, which is 23.976... but the script exports it out at 24 fps, which doesn't completely match my footage... so I'm probably going to have to start rendering in 24 fps, rather than 23.976.

CJCA915's picture

Confusing...

I'm not sure I follow the directions... I don't get what to do. :/

Oh, you need to make sure stuff you want to export is selected.

dvmaster's picture

Not working well

Vray camera is not exported

super_oko's picture

You just killed maxToAE

You just killed maxToAE plugin, thx Man.

YarrY's picture

Great script

Very nice script! Love it a lot. Works like a charm. Thank you.

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