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XD to AE export not working

Windows 10 user, latest builds of Xd (14.0.42.14) and Ae (16.0.1 (build 48)) installed, when attempting to export assets from Xd to Ae, it does not work. Workflow is: 1) select assets from within Xd 2) select Export/After Effect from Xd menu, 3) nothing happens. Interesting, but after one attempt at exporting, any subsequent attempts show the export to AE option grayed out. I have tried with AE open and closed with the same result.

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@Adrien: Can you check the following and let me know if this helps?

- Check if you have a file named AEXD.aex under PROGRAMFILES\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore\Public

- If the plugin is missing you could try reinstalling Adobe XD, though I’d be very interested on any particularities of the initial setup that led to this situation.

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  • Theunis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's sad that to fix this I have to uninstall and then reinstall XD.

    Adobe XD? More like Adobe LOL.

  • Sushan Raj Dangol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you admin for the advice. The export to after effects function from XD is working fine now after I reinstalled xd

  • SvenZ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    on my side updating/reinstalling does not change the grayed out export button.
    BUT I need to mention that I´m running a new XD version on my Win10 but together with an AE 2017 on two machines (company reason).
    The AEXD.aex is existing.

  • Adrien B. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello,
    Since the new version of Adoxe XD / AE, i can't export the files to After Effect.

    Steps to reproduce the issues: files > export > After Effect
    Expected result: export AE file successfully
    Actual result : AE automatically opens, but then nothing happens. unlike before, the files do not appear on AE.

    Thanks a lot.

    adobe XD version : 18.0.12.9
    adobe after effects version :16.1.0

  • Mirko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same Problem on Windows Ten 10 since the new Update to 17.0.12.11.

  • AdminLalita (Admin, Adobe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Could you please check if plugins folder is present on your machine?

    If its not there, please try re-installing XD to get the correct plugin.

  • Ayomide Ajetomobi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have tried re-installing After Effects but I still get the same error message when I try to export an artboard from XD to After Effects.

  • AdminLalita (Admin, Adobe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Ayomide,

    Could you please try re-installing After effects? This has helped many other users and hence would be worth trying.

    Regards,
    Lalita
    Adobe XD

  • Ayomide Ajetomobi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe XD 16.0.2.8 Mac OS X Mojave, Adobe XD gives an error message "There was a problem exporting your asset" when i try to export an artboard to AE.

  • Катерина Сахно commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Version of Adobe XD: 15.0.12

    Install a new version of XD (15.0.12).
    Open any file and try to export any shape, picture or text.

    Expected result: Successful export to After Effects CC 2019 (16.0).
    Actual result: Disabled button of export to After Effects. Export isn't working by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F.

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