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.
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.
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.