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  • Use a comp as “texture” for a shape’s extrusion

    Posted by Jerome Laville on February 6, 2023 at 1:58 pm


    After having extruded a shape, is there a way to “project” something onto the extrusion?

    By default the extrusion will use the same colour as the shape. Instead, I would like to use it to show a video — think of it as a wall onto which a film is projected.

    I suppose this would be similar to the famous Marvel intro (starts at 17 seconds

    I could find a way to use it as a mask, but of course the video wouldn’t adjust to the shape’s depth and curves, and that would be especially noticeable if I projected it onto text (e.g. the letter O).

    Many thanks.

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    Jerome Laville replied 1 year, 5 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Walter Soyka

    February 7, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    I don’t think there’s a way to do this with extruded shape layers in After Effects. You’d be better off using Video Copilot’s Element 3D plugin, or doing this in C4D.

  • Jerome Laville

    February 7, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    That makes sense to me. Thank you for taking the time to reply!

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