Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Explode Layers Extrusion, part of After Effects: 3D Typography.
…In this movie we'll create the explode…extrusion shape using Element 3D from Video Copilot.…We'll build everything on the same layer since we need to respect the same 3D world…of the plug-in for the purposes of casting shadows and easier animation.…Our first step is actually to prepare the inner and outer shapes.…In order to exclude them using the plug-in.…For that I'm going to switch to Adobe Illustrator, where I've already opened up…the Explode Inner Adobe Illustrator file, as well as the Explode Outer shapes.…
You can find both of those files in the Exercise folder.…So let's select the inner first and copy it to memory.…Then, switch back to After Effects.…Make sure that the composition is still active and…I'm going to create a new layer by pressing Cmd+y.…I am going to name this one, Explode Inner.…And, paste this information.…So now we have a mask that we've pasted from…Illustrator which represent the exact shape of the explode layer.…
Okay, let's repeat the same step for the outer…path, because we need to separate each one of them.…
In this course, motion graphics veteran Eran Stern discusses the options and their pros and cons. He'll also compare 2D and 3D typography, and discuss techniques to ensure your work looks great and your message is clear. Plus, learn about tools that behave like subsoftware inside After Effects, allowing you to create stunning 3D text faster than ever before. From built-in tools to advanced third-party plugins, such as Element 3D, BCC Units, and Invigorator Pro, this is your chance to find out which one suits your needs and budget.
- Why good typography matters in motion graphics
- Creating faux 3D and pseudodepth
- Using the ray-traced 3D renderer
- Extruding text in C4D Lite
- Working with BCC Units 3D Objects, Invigorator Pro, and Element 3D
Skill Level Intermediate
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Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
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1. 3D Typography Essentials
2. 3D from 2D
Pseudo depth11m 38s
3. Ray-Traced 3D
4. CINEMA 4D Lite
5. Mettle ShapeShifter
6. Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) Units 3D Objects
7. Zaxwerks Invigorator PRO
8. Video Copilot Element 3D
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