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zol ganbold3D Text
by on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:06:40 am

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 nothingĀ“s helping
is there any trick or is it impossible?

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Michael SzalapskiRe: 3D Text
by on Jan 22, 2010 at 3:38:13 pm

Why not precompose your text and texture? Then instead of having to make changes on all the duplicates, you just have to change the precomp.

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David FranklinRe: 3D Text
by on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:31:27 pm

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.
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zol ganboldRe: 3D Text
by on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:51:58 am

thank you, guys
sometimes you forget so simple things when you are under pressure

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