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Jon DoughtiePs 3D Text losing effect in Ae CC?
by on Dec 20, 2013 at 5:03:12 pm

One of my users reports 3D text created in Ps CC is not carrying over into Ae CC.

She tells me that in CS 5.5, 3D text imported into Ae with a control layer, which you manipulated to maintain the 3D effect. She tells me in CC she is not seeing this workflow.

We're brand new to CC. Is there a workflow/settings/preferences change we are missing here?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Ps 3D Text losing effect in Ae CC?
by on Dec 20, 2013 at 6:16:22 pm

3D in Photoshop was a very bad idea. It never worked well, and certainly not as well as Adobe hoped. It is G-O-N-E, gone.

Adobe got rid of that feature with CS6. I guess it's time for Plan B.

Now, AE CAN make extrusions of text from Illustrator. Just watch out for layer style problems, and expect it to be glacially slow without the proper third-party card, and simply slow with the proper card... a list of which can be found on the Adobe web site under AE's system requirements.

Dave LaRonde
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Jon DoughtieRe: Ps 3D Text losing effect in Ae CC?
by on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:08:14 pm

The card in our systems is an nVidia 5000K. Systems are Dell T7600's, 32GB RAM.

Looks like I'll fire up my (very old) copy of Lighwave 3D.

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Ps 3D Text losing effect in Ae CC?
by on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:29:07 pm

The nVidia 5000K is a good card for AE's Ray-tracing. You can extrude Text and Shape Layers in AE. When the comp's renderer is set to Ray-tracing, working in Draft or Fast Draft preview is really fast. I suggest you give it a try.

Download this AEP to get a Quickstart on creating Materials for extruded/Ray-traced text in AE.


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