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Advanced Extrusion with Shatter

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This is a fairly simple technique often done poorly. The trick to making the 3D extrusion look as good as possible is in the way you use a custom shape layer and the way you assign textures to the extrusion.
After Effects CS3

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For this example Rick is using AE's comp camera and a point light to view the extrusion layer. He has added a different color to the extruded edges and also added the background color to the back of the extrusion. A 3D duplicate of the text layer used as a custom shape is set to cast shadows only and the material options of Shatter have been adjusted.

Effects & Plugins


(Min. Version: After Effects CS3, Category: 3D, Type: Video-/Tutorials)
posted by Dan Johansson on Mar 04, 2009


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Learn how to use Illustrator to break up a layer into pieces. Use expressions to automatically make the pieces move randomly into place.
After Effects CS3

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