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Ian Mynderup
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3D text extrusion...A la Belief Design

Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:15 pm

Hey all...

I am trying to create this type effect viewed here: ... height=360

And actually...Aaron Cobb in the AE forums wrote an expression that worked great to get the fluid movement/"bounce" if you will on the type using the expression selector on a text layer. What I would like to know, is how they achieved the extrusion and consequently colored the extrusion in the way that they did. At first I thought it might have made use of Trapcode's Echospace, but the extrusion is too perfect as in it looks like a 3D extrusion and not a pseudo extrusion.

Maybe they used Cinema 4D's text animators and imported the camera Data?. I put it to you gurus...Any ideas on how this type of effect can be achieved?
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Re: 3D text extrusion...A la Belief Design

Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:40 am

I would guess that it was made in after effects using the copy text into z-space technique. ... petut2.php

Then I would visit and use Dan's bounce code.
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Re: 3D text extrusion...A la Belief Design

Mon May 19, 2008 6:23 pm

You can fake the look somewhat satisfactorily with duplicate text layers, but it looks to me like they did this with a 3D plugin or app. Check out "Quick Fix Meals" when it overshoots right up to the camera halfway through the spot. Those look like genuine 3D extrusions.
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Re: 3D text extrusion...A la Belief Design

Thu May 22, 2008 9:28 am

Hey. You could also check out the 3DShapeExtruder on ... eextruder/
It won't allow you to create that kind of animation you showed in the link, but there is a project
that is inspired by exactly that piece of video, and I can tell you today that it is possible to achieve
in After Effects very easily.

The tutorial is not out yet, but you can read about it here:

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