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Guy Hopes
3D Text
on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:55:19 pm

Hi Friends,

I want to learn to track a 3D text in a scene. I have seen a lot of
tutorials on Youtube which all use Boujou & Cinema 4D

My query is, since all I want is to have a simple 3D text, is there some software
other than Cinema 4D to specifically do just this (3D text in 3D space with maybe
a light source for shadows that can be pasted onto boujou-tracked video)?

If yes, a pointer to a corresponding tutorial would be great.

Thank you.

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: 3D Text
on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:21:11 pm

For fast 3d text you can use ShapeShifter AE from Mettle. You can then link the positioning controls in SSAE to a Null that has track info for positioning.
There's a few good tutorials here on the Cow on SSAE, none that include tracking as far as I know.

Also, Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro can do that. You can link 3d objects with AE layers to control position.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Erik Waluska
Re: 3D Text
on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:53:07 pm

Depending on your needs, you may also want to check out the 3D Extruder Script from aescripts. It's somewhat limited but it's only $35.

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Isaac Borjas
Re: 3D Text
on Mar 22, 2012 at 5:36:06 pm

another 2 ways to create a simple 3d Text is :

1- using the "Shatter" fx you will have full control of the 3D tex.

2- create the text and make it 3D then go to position and make and expression, write the follow : value+[0,0,index]; , now with that done just duplicate the TEXT layer till you have the extrusion needed to create an 3D illusion of the text.

hope that help.

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