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Blender to After Effects export script


blender-to-after-effectsHere's a script that exports Blender animation information to Adobe After Effects. It comes with a videotutorial.

Rounin wrote:

Just wanted to give a heads up to an updated version of Thomas Volkmann script. Bartek Skorupa update his script. It so much easier and works with both AE CS3 & CS4. Bartek has a video up of how the script works.

This I mention it's a tutorial too. You can download an even updated version of his new script (without a tracker/null) here.

This I'm sure is gonna help everyone for sure.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Michael Durkopp on

    YYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!! My brother and I are using AF and Blender in our video class and we were having a hard time doing them together THANK YOU!!!

  2. Thank.Your script & tutorial makes hard things easy.I like blender camera.
    From the bottom of my heart if Blender internal render have GI now let go to rule the world.

  3. Very nice script. This will allow you to put footage into a blender-render mapped to any position.

    I do have a workflow question, though.

    First take a look at this:

    Does blender save the id and uv data when using openEXR format ?

    If it does you should be able to simply retexture the needed parts in AE using the free plugin from above.

    I did this a couple of times using Lightwave and DigitalFusion and the result were great.

    No need to map any camera or Object

  4. Now can someone please do a Monet or Mocha to Blender using XML export. That would be a huge step into the commercial/ pro world. :) That being said... After Effects integration is awesome- oh what about an export to layers for GIMP! Kinda like export to PSD in layers! And so on and so on...

  5. Yes! Now we don't have to go through motion tracking!
    Though one question: Is it fully compatible with 2.5?

    I just tested it and no. It isn't. That sucks.

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