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How to create 3D Text in After Effects?

To add a bit more depth to your projects, you often want your text to be 3D. In After Effects, you have different options to achieve this and each of them has some advantages. So what option is best for you really depends on your project. Here are the pro's and con's for each of the options.

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Orient World

Turn a layer into the ground plane of your scene

In scenes tracked with AE's 3D camera tracker, the ground plane of your scene in most cases ends up as an oblique plane in 3D space. Orient World fixes this - with a single click you turn a layer into the ground plane of your scene and orient everything accordingly.

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How to use Orient World in AE with the mocha Camera Solver

In this tutorial I show how to use the mocha V3 camera solver to do a camera track for After Effects and use OrientWorld to set the ground plane and orient the 3D scene according to it.
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Orient World with ShapeShifter AE, Element 3D and other plugins

Version 1.1 of Orient World comes with some improvements that makes a difference, in particular if you want to work with 3D plugins like ShapeShifter or Element 3D.
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3D Superman Logo in After Effects

In this tutorial, we place a superman logo on top of a skyscraper in Manhattan. You learn how to use a whole bunch of useful tools, like the After Effects 3D camera tracker, mamoworld Orient World, mettle Shape Shifter, Elementary and Trapcode Lux.

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Create a Kick Drum Kinetic Type Animation

This tutorial shows how to use iExpressions and 3D Extruder to make a sound syncronized kinetic type animation. Watch for the use of Zorro to help keep the timeline organized and improve the workflow.
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Animation to Music in After Effects - Part 3

In this third part we show how to automatically move 3D layers according to the music. You also learn an advanced time remapping technique.
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Convincing Pendumum Effect with iExpressions

In this After Effects tutorial recorded exclusively for Motionworks, I demonstrate a convincing pendulum effect using iExpressions
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