Raytrace 3D inside after-effects based on fonts

After-Efefcts 3D using extruded fonts

 

By extruding text in After-Effects CS6, using the raytrace engine, you can actually build real 3D figures, including shadows and reflection. The above image is entirely made in AE CS6, without using any plugin’s. The spheres and the bars connecting them are actually extruded points. Like this .

Be prepared for some long rendertimes. 1-minute animation on my dual-quad core mobile workstation 24 hours + …