Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Extrusions in CS6, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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Now that I've an enabled the Ray-traced 3D renderer for this composition, you'll…notice over the Timeline Panel we picked up an additional set of Parameters.…In addition to a Material Options, which now includes longer list of properties,…and we'll get to those,…we'll now see a section called Geometry Options. Twirl that open and you have…your basic Beveling and Extrusion.…We'll talk about Bevels in the next movie, but for now let's just go ahead and…increase our Extrusion Depth.…As I do so, you'll see this type takes on some additional thickness inside the Comp Panel.…
Again, this feature is new to CS6.…Previously if I looked at something from a Side view, I would not see actual…depth to the layer, 3D layers used look like this.…But now with Ray-tracing you can add depth to your layers.…I'll go back to my Active Camera.…You'll notice though that this text is one big, same colored blob, its kind a…hard to see what's going on.…Whenever you extrude a layer you pretty much need to add a light, because its…
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