AECOLLADA is a plugin for After Effects CS3/CS4, CS5/5.5 and CS6
and CC designed to read and
write motion data in the Collada 1.4.1 file format. Its main purpose is
to share animation data between After Effects and general 3D production
software. The plugin has been tested with Collada files generated
from 3DSMax, Daz Studio, Lightwave3D, Maya and trueSpace.
import and export collada 1.4.1 format files
light color animation
spot light angle animation
camera field of view animation
import geometry transformations as nulls
import very simple geometry as footage layers -
new in version 1.1x(experimental)
import skeleton joints as nulls
version 1.1x has improved UI handling,
limited geometry support and will create footage items from the
collada file image tags
automatic creation of 2d nulls through expressions
export imported joints as nulls or skeleton joints
Feb 2012 - separate installers for each
Oct 2012 - fixed text layer export bug
Nov 2012 - version 1.2 will export solid and
footage layers as geometry. Import time precision has been
improved so it will work better with fractional frame rates.
The installer is improved and the script based ui is more reliable.
Export is compatible with Blender 3D rotation imports. (Bug
fixed) Can open After Effects by double clicking a file and the
plugin will still load.
July 2013 - version 1.3 - Free version.
No automatic installer. Added support for After Effects Creative Cloud. Some minor bug fixes.
Note that inside the collada file generated it still indicates v1.2
August 2015 - single 64 bit version that works with CS5 and up -
tested with CS5.5 and CC 2015