Helllo I’m new working with AE an cinema 4D, I get the error “AEGP Plugin CINEWARE SceneLayer: CINERENDER – Connection failure (5027 :: 12)” when I launch AE, and I think it does this for every .c4d file I have in this project. I can see the file just fine in C4D lite, and in after effects I see a black screen in the comp window. However I can see the thumbnail of the c4d file in the project window when I have the c4d file selected. The layer is active in the comp’s timeline as well. Not sure what to do about this. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.
Changing the TCP port to 2027 worked for me too, but I also had to purge my memory and disk cache (Edit – Purge – All memory and disk cache), then quit and reopen after effects for the changes to take effect.
I was able to fix it by running After Effects as Admin (on Windows 10). My port is still 5030. I also added the Cinema 4DAE.exe plugin and Cinema 4DLite.exe apps to my Windows Firewall approved apps list, although I’m not sure if this would have made a difference.