Good, that there is CC (Creative Cow, not Crowd Control ^^).
I created a Ring with 3D Stroke, so not filled, only the Outlines.
Then I wrote a Text into this Ring. Then I cliked at 3D Layer to make the Ring 3D. After this I did a camera layer. Now I would like to rotate the Ring 360 degrees in 1 direction and the Text in the other direction.
The 2 problems I have are, that the Ring and the letters are still 2D and I can´t rotate them both seperate(ly?).
If I rotate the Ring, the Text goes in the same direction.
What can I do to solve both? Maybe just a small answer, but I didn´t found something similar in the search option.
I'm not quite following what you did.
What do you mean by "I wrote a Text into this Ring".
You created text using the 3d stroke or you created a new text layer?
Also, Trapcode's 3d Stroke effect should be applied to a 2d layer and the layer shouldn't be turned 3d.
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Re: 2D still is 2D by Mort Ulbricht on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:52:53 pm
I did the Outlines of the Ring and then used the Text Tool to write "Ring" into the Ring. I created the Ring with a normal mask path and used the 3D stroke on this path then. Hope, this is more clearly now?
3D stroke is 3d, the layer that it's applied to should stay 2d- 3d stroke will respond to your AE camera.
Now for what you're trying to do it seems to me that Zaxwerks Invigorator should be more appropriate- you can have a true 3d ring and 3d text that can rotate in opposite directions.
Re: 2D still is 2D by Mort Ulbricht on Dec 22, 2010 at 11:15:10 am
Thank you for your answers :-)
I found the comp button ^^
But what I don´t get is, how can I rotate Text in 3D Space?
I mean, when I take the word "Ring", I would like to rotate it int he middle, between the "i" and the "n".
But this 3 arrows (green, red and blue, dunno the exactly name in english, sorry again for my bad english plz) are at the "R" and I can´t move just them.
And could it be, that my Orbit camera tool is broken? I can, when I use it, only go left/right and up/down. But I can´t rotate with the Orbit camera tool.
And a last question plz...what is Zaxwerk? A programm or a preset for AE?