How to use Blender Filmic in After Effects?

Getting Blender’s filmic into After Effects with EXR. When importing the config.ocio file from the Blender’s color management file into OpenColorIO in After effects I get config failed sanitycheck. The role “xyz” is in conflict with a colorspace of the same name. Does anyone know a solution to this? I cannot get linear to Filmic sRGB without it accepting the confic.ocio file.

To get it to work in After Effects you need to make a copy of Blender's config.ocio file. Open it up in text editor and add a line of code.

Find this in your text editor:

CIE XYZ color space XYZ: XYZ

Delete that and add what is below.

# CIE XYZ color space #XYZ: XYZ
# XYZ: XYZ

# Need a general default
default: Linear


Save the text file and you are done. Brendan Bolles fixed it the creator of the openColorIO plugin for After Effects.

It means the "XYZ" color space in Blender also exists in After Effects. AE has a color space of the same name, and it doesn't want you to overwrite it. You can open Blender's .ocio file in a text editor to see:

What you could do is make a copy of the .ocio file, remove everything related to the XYZ color space, and try importing that. I'd also venture others would want to use your result, so that may be a good thing to post :)

• Thanks for the quick reply. I deleted all the XYZ stuff and when I loaded it in OpenCOlorIO I got a different error "buildColorSpaceOps failed, null srcColorSpace when I tried to load it after that. So I am not sure what to edit now. :/ – Alex Weinberg May 10 at 3:40
• Those keywords aren't in the file, so it must be on AE's end. It's interesting how I don't see anything about using this ocio online. Have you tried the filmic and luts folders? The filmic folder looks like 3D luts for the filmic color space. – S. Magnusson May 10 at 5:50