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Animating 3D Lettering in Adobe After Effects | Part 1 of 3

A Three Part Series of Creating 3D Animated Lettering That Stands Out And Enhances Your Online Presence
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 40m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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About This Class
This class will teach you how to create and animate 3D lettering in Adobe After Effects. I will show you how to use the After Effects built-in 3D extrusion tool to create three-dimensional lettering. I will take you through the process of positioning your lettering in 3D space, animating the extrusion and setting up colour controls to add some depth to your letters.
Who This Class Is For
This class is perfect for animation and After Effects beginners. No previous knowledge of typography is needed. Some knowledge of creating keyframes and manoeuvring the software, might come in handy, but you don’t have to worry, I’ll take you through everything.
What You’ll Learn
•Creating 3D Lettering
•I will talk you through extruding text in After Effects
•You will learn how to position your text in 3D space
•You’ll use the rotation and orientation properties
•Animating 3D Lettering
•You will learn how to animate the extrude property
•You will create a looped animation of your lettering
•Colour Properties
•You will add colours to your letters
•You will link colour properties to controllers
•You will learn how to use controller to manipulate linked colours
Why You Should Watch
By the end of this class you will have a solid understanding of the 3D tool and how to use the 3D space inside After Effects.
You will be able to create three-dimensional lettering of your favourite phrase and share it on social media. You can also use this knowledge to create a 3D logo for your brand.
Materials / Resources
We will be creating lettering in After Effects, so you don’t need to have any assets ready. It would help to prepare a short quote of 3-5 words. You will not need any other software to create this animation apart from Adobe After Effects.
Upcoming classes
This class is part of a trilogy, which builds upon one other. You can follow along the whole series, or just take a class on its own. Each class has a unique outcome and can be taken independently from the series.

You will learn

✓ Animation in Adobe After Effects
✓ Using the Cinema 4D renderer in After Effects
✓ Creating 3D lettering
✓ Using colour properties


• An Adobe After Effects license is required
• Have a short quote of 3 to 5 words ready

This course is for

• After Effects and animation beginners curious about creating 3D art
• Lettering enthusiasts excited to try animating their designs
• Lettering beginners wanting to get an easy start into motion graphics and lettering
Motion Designer
Let’s level up your motion graphics game. Take a deep dive into animation with me!
Hi, I’m Sonja. I’m a Motion Designer and Online Teacher.
I educate the internet with entertaining videos; I help brands connect with their audiences through quirky motion graphics and I teach the art of animation. If you spend any time on YouTube, you might have come across my work.
I’ll get you creating expressions driven animations in no time.
Ever heard of the 12 principles of animation or animation basics? Yes? No? Not sure? No worries, we’ll be taking a deep dive into those!
On top of all that you’ll be a pro at creating templates and be taken for an expression’s developer. File structures, naming conventions, workflow… so boring, right? But with my help you’ll be creating animations at lightspeed, efficient as ever.
Enrol in one of my classes now and start animating today.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 40m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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