Exporting Photoshop 3D animation to After Effects

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I created a 3D logo in Photoshop CC that I want to take into After Effects. I read an article that told me to export my logo as a Vanishing Point (.vpe) file to bring it in to After Effects, however that is only available with Photoshop Extended which was available for CS6 and under. How should I save it so that I can import the 3D logo into my After Effects composition and keep its 3D effect? Or is there another way to export my logo as a .vpe file using Creative Cloud?
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There is no longer an Extended version since PS CC, all of "extended" functionality (mainly 3D and analysis) is now in one unified Photoshop CC. You can only export a .vpe file if you HAVE used the Vanishing Point functionality. Since fall 2014 Photoshop can export 3D layers to more formats, but none directly importable to After Effects. You can however open/merge Photoshop-exported 3D layers in Cinema4D Light bundled with After Effects (must be started from inside After Effects by creating a new MAXON CINEMA 4D file) and manipulate them there with a live update in After Effects. More tips at https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects...