3D Extrusion in After Effects by Maltaannon

Of all the ways to create 3D text in After Effects this has to be one of the bests. Using some very ingenious scripting, Maltaannon figured a way to make the Shapes in After Effects CS3 extrude into 3D space.

It even comes with a handy preset to make things even easier. Maltaannon was working on this ingenious project for several weeks before I released my 3D Text Tutorials so it was really well thought out and comprehensive. Keep an eye on this guy he is a crafty one.

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7 years ago
How about a little Maya?

I don’t have any practical experience with Maya, but our Video Copilot friend Jesse does. Check out his great tutorial on creating 3D text in Maya. Be sure to thank him for his time.

http://jessetoulafilms.com/MayaText.html

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7 years ago
Twitch Progress

You are seeing an actual screen shot of the new Video Copilot plugin Twitch. This little idea has come a long way and is really starting to sizzle. Initially an FFX preset for After Effect only, the concept is now a real Plug-In!

What this means is that you will be able to use Twitch with almost any FXplug application such as: After Effects (+mac Universal), Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Motion, and several others too.

Of course, I couldn’t do all of this myself and so I have partnered with a very talented developer that is helping bring this project to life. He also offers capabilities that weren’t available in the FFX preset format, which means the feature list has improved and the speed and power is incredible.

We are working very hard on this project and hope to see it available soon. With all the new features and benefits of the Plug-in architecture, I hope you guys understand a small price increase from what was originally planned. With the new Plug-in developer and necessary testing for outside software hosts like Final Cut and Premiere; it’s no longer just a ‘weekend project’. I can assure you that it will be under $49 and I’m trying my hardest to keep it as low as...

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7 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: Cinema 4D Text

It can be done in Cinema 4D too. Here is another tutorial that quickly shows the same techniques for creating 3D using Maxxon Cinema 4D. Of course, we’ll get into more integration with After Effects soon, but those kind of tutorials have to be planned out a little more. Don’t pretend for a second that these tutorials are just random, we have surprises for you all the time. We’re like the website that loves you for who you are.

Wow! You must be excited to see new tutorials everyday. You probably want to support us right now by buying our great DVDs. Good Idea

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7 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: 3D Text in 3D Max


Well it looks like the mystery is all over. I’ll be using 3D Studio Max for most of the 3D tutorials to come. Although, I still plan to cover Cinema 4D for specific tasks, I think 3D max is the best solution to help the most amount of people. Many of the features in C4D to integrate with AE is a bit like cheating because the people that have Maya and Max or other 3D programs cannot take advantage of the easy integration so instead I’ll be focusing on universal solutions. Watch the tutorial for a more technical explanation.

Anyhow, I’m going to need a little more time to finish the Medical Zoom tutorial but this is a fun one that I think will help a lot of people and frankly cut me some slack to get a few other things taken care of.

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7 years ago
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