The aec file extension is related to the Cinema 4D a 3D rendering tool. The *.aec file stores video data prepared for Adobe After Effects.

There is one other file type using
the AEC file extension!

aec file icon.aec - DataCAD drawing file

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AEC file extension - Cinema 4D Adobe After Effects import composition file

What is aec file? How to open aec files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

The aec file extension is associated with the Cinema 4D 3D rendering and animation tool and Adobe After Effects digital motion graphics software.

The *.aec file stores video rendered in the the Cinema 4D and prepared to import in the Adobe After Effects.

To import *.aec video file to After Effects the Cinema 4D import plug-in must be installed.

The default software associated to aec file type:

CINEMA 4D icon

MAXON Computer GmbH logo CINEMA 4D  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  MAXON Computer GmbH

CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering program developed by a German software company MAXON Computer GmbH. It is available in versions for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows. The latest stable version is R17.

CINEMA 4D is available in some distributions: Studio, Visualize, Broadcast, Prime and Lite.

Users can use CINEMA 4D for procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and for other common procedures found in any 3D modeling applications.

Adobe After Effects icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe After Effects  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe After Effects is motion graphics, compositing and movie post production software. It can helps to create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects to the movie. The latest version is After Effects CC and it is only available from Adobe Creative Cloud.

Cinema 4D for Mac icon

MAXON Computer GmbH logo Cinema 4D for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  MAXON Computer GmbH

CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering program developed by a German software company MAXON Computer GmbH. It is available in versions for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Help how to open AEC files:

Use Cinema 4D, or Adobe After Effects to open *.aec composition files.

How to convert file with extension AEC:

Generally speaking, you will need a multimedia converter if you want to convert one video format to another. You can find hundreds of converters on the internet, but their quality may vary and many may not even support every video format. So always use some of the more popular and reliable software first.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert video and movie files

List of software applications associated to the .aec file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open aec file, edit aec file, convert aec file, view aec file, play aec file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the aec files.

  • Open aec file
  • Save aec file
  • Edit aec file
  • Create aec file
  • Import aec file
  • Export aec file

Software that open aec file - Cinema 4D Adobe After Effects import composition file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open aec file action.

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