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After Effects: 3D Typography

Video Introducing this tutorial

What you should know before watching this course
Using the exercise files

1. 3D Typography Essentials
Why good typography matters
Advice for good 3D type
3D type options in After Effects
Case study introduction
What are we going to test?

2. 3D from 2D
Faux 3D using effects and layer styles
Pseudo depth
More options: 3D Extruder and Elementary

3. Ray-Traced 3D
Using the ray-traced 3D renderer
Extruded text layers
Extruded shape layers
More options: Per character 3D, curvature, and reflections

4. CINEMA 4D Lite
Prep for using the CINEWARE effect
Extruded text in CD4 Lite
Create the explode shapes
Reconnect the animation
Render settings
More options: Basic MoGraph tools

5. Mettle ShapeShifter
Text and vector extrusion
3D displacement mapping
More options: 3D Repeater and 3D deformers

6. Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) Units 3D Objects
Extruded text
Extruded EPS
More options: 3D deformers

7. Zaxwerks Invigorator PRO
3D text creations
Extrude the explode layers
Render settings
More options: Warping and light rigs

8. Video Copilot Element 3D
3D text workflow
Explode Layers Extrusion
Connecting through nulls
Render settings
More options: Multi-Object and Particle Replicator

Pros and cons summary
Next steps