.AEC File Extension

File Type:
Cinema 4D After Effects Composition

Having trouble opening .aec extension? Don't panic! This page explains what aec files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open aec files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AEC file?

Aec file extension has Cinema 4D After Effects Composition file type, developed by MAXON, which is associated with the "video files" category.

Associated with Cinema 4D, the file contains a rendered video in an importable format. It may be applied to transfer video projects to After Effects. Users should get the latest AEC plug-in in order to import an AEC file.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

aec file icon
File Type:
Cinema 4D After Effects Composition
Video Files

How to open AEC file?

Double click the aec file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .aec extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the aec extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the aec file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AEC files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the aec file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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