File Extension Library

.AEC File Extension

  • Developer by: MAXON
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AEC file?

.AEC file extension is created by MAXON. .AEC has been classified as Video Files. The format of .AEC file is Binary.

.AEC is Cinema 4D After Effects Composition

File exported by Cinema 4D, a program used for video production; saves a rendered video in a format that can be imported into Adobe After Effects, but only if the proper plug-in has been installed for After Effects; used for transferring video projects from Cinema 4D to After Effects.

If your version of After Effects does not import an AEC file properly, check to make sure that you have the latest AEC importer plug-in installed.

List of all softwares that can open the Cinema 4D After Effects Composition
Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Adobe After Effects CC 2019

How to Open .AEC file on different platforms

Open .AEC File on Windows

  • Right-click a .AEC
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .AEC file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .AEC files" Press "Ok"

Open .AEC File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .AEC file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .AEC File on Linux

Right click on the .AEC file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .AEC File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .AEC file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .AEC File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .AEC files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .AEC files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AEC files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AEC file format
  2. You need to check the .AEC file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)