Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Extruded text layers, part of After Effects: 3D Typography.
…After Effects ray-traced 3D engine can extrude text layers and also shape layers.…We are in a very good mode here, in terms of our…starting point because we have our boom, which is a text layer.…And also the explode which is an vector Illustrator layer and…we can easily convert it to a shape layer and extrude it.…First I'm going to rename my comp, ray trace 3D, and…the one here is just because this is stage number one.…
Now just to remind you, if you are joining me right…now, this is the scene that we need to work on.…So I'm going to press 0, and you can get a…sense from the preview of the animation that we already have.…We have this jumping explosion, and the boom…layer is attached to it using a parenting system.…And then we have a couple of other 3D layers, such…as this text and the floor, and of course the wall.…
Those are all 3D flat layers, meaning that, if I'm going…to switch my views from Active Camera to Custom View 1.…And also let's press c in order to invoke the unified camera tool.…I'm just going to step away from the scene, and just…
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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