Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating 3D text in After Effects, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
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- What I'd like to do is animate some text…falling in over our video wall…while it performs its camera move…falling back from its initial position.…To do that, I'm going to go somewhere later in the timeline…where I can see that video wall quite clearly…and select the Type Tool to create some text.…By clicking on this, it opens up…my character and paragraph panels.…I'll start with centered text for now,…since I have centered my screen on a particular coordinate,…it would be good to center the text as well,…helps me line up my coordinates.…Let's pick a clean, readable font.…
You can use what you want to.…Myriad Pro's pretty readable, I'll use that.…Let's try something like 48 points.…You can go ahead and change this later…or change it to your own taste.…We'll use white text to begin with.…I might decide later to colorize it…to match other video inside the scene,…but white's a good starting point.…I have my Text Tool active.…I'll click anywhere on my display here…and type in something for my sports show here,…like, "get the latest sports results…
These courses are designed for users who are familiar with 3D space in After Effects, but who have never used CINEMA 4D. This course includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. A bonus chapter shows how to set up a C4D Lite and After Effects scene to maximize production efficiency—and minimize render times.
Look for the upcoming courses After Effects Apprentice 18 and 19 for more C4D Lite projects.
- Setting up your After Effects and C4D Lite projects
- Creating a rectangular spline for the video wall
- Using texture and lighting presets
- Creating a simple 3D camera move
- Creating 3D text in After Effects
- Converting a parametric object to polygons
- Compositing video walls