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  • FCP X 3D or not 3D that is the question

    Posted by Brendan Gibbons on July 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    FCP X generator preset enabling you to add some faux 3D text to your project.

    FCP X BG 3D or not 3D that is the question

    This is only some fake 3d text, so don’t get too excited 😉

    It has the following properties:

    – editable text
    – camera control
    – optional lighting control
    – defocus text (just to take the edges of a bit)

    It is created by replicating the text, and giving it multiple copies in Z depth. Hence if you rotate the camera around the text too far you may notice the layering of the text.

    One idea, you could use a wing ding type font to create some 3d like symbols.


    Editable Text


    Extract to a folder of your choosing inside /user name / movies / motion templates / Generators
    (e.g extract to a new folder called “Custom Generators”)



    Tapio Haaja replied 13 years ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Nick Toth

    July 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    You are on fire!


  • Kevin P mcauliffe

    July 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Brendan,

    Great trick from the Motion 4 days. Love it!

    Kevin P McAuliffe
    Creative COW Trainer
    Twitter: @kpmcauliffe

  • Tapio Haaja

    July 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Great stuff Brendan!

    One idea I’ve been having now when we have linking and rigs working is to build Fake 3D by linking camera parameters to Extrude filters parameters. I think it should be possible but it’s too much math for me to quickly solve that thing.

    Benefit would be that it’d run very very fast.

    Tapio Haaja

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