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Textured 3D Extrusions in After Effects CS6

How to texture 3D extruded text and logos in Adobe After Effects CS6

A few days ago, I was showing my friend the new extruded 3D features in AE, and he said something to the effect of: “That’s cool. Now, how do you texture the 3D logo?” I responded with, “Well… you can’t. It doesn’t work that way.”

And, after a couple days of stewing, I realized, that’s not a very good answer.

The new Raytrace 3D renderer in After Effects doesn’t support quite a few little things. Most of these things would have made it possible to create an extruded texture. So is born what we refer to in the business as a clever workaround. In this short tutorial, learn how to create textured 3d extrusions in after effects cs6. It’s a great way to spice up those graphics and make your designs really stand out.

So enjoy the next installment of After Effects 3D extrusion training, and give those shiny plastic letters some attitude!


1 thought on “Textured 3D Extrusions in After Effects CS6

  1. how can you add texture to the extruded part? That’s what I really need! Thank you!

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