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Export LightWave Scene to After Effects

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This is an LScript for transferring animation data from LightWave to After Effects. It is done by exporting the position and rotation of the selected item in LW into a .ma file (ASCII Maya file).
After Effects CS3
Useful things
Tips'n Tricks

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At the same time, After Effects is either launched or brought to front and told to open that specific file. This makes it feel like you have a direct connection between the two applications.

It always exports it as a camera so that AE does not create a whole bunch of solids for the models inside the .ma file. Think of it as exporting a null that just so happens to look like a camera.
Author: Petter Sundnes


LightWave, Maya, Export

(Min. Version: After Effects CS3, Category: Useful things, Type: Tips'n Tricks)
posted by vfx007 on Sep 17, 2009


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