hey guys, i am trying to create a 3D Text, i could use something like Pro Animator or any other 3D apps but i want to make it happen for some reason just in AE with the traditional method wich is with bunch of duplicates and
what i want to do is apply a single texture for every duplicates of my text layer using track matte function, problem is i cant see my texture after duplicating my original text layer, i tried with stacking order and bunch of other things and nothing´s helping
is there any trick or is it impossible?
You won't see your texture on the "side" of the fake 3D text because by duplicating a bunch of 1 pixel deep copies to create "depth," you don't actually have a real surface there. To the software, it's just a bunch of edges. But the suggestion to precompose your text with a texture for the front should work just fine.