Creating metallic text is a common motion graphics request. But it used to be difficult to get professional results natively in After Effects. Not anymore.
While it has been possible for a while to get 3D text in After Effects thanks to Video Copilot’s Element 3D, it has been impossible to do it in After Effects without some sort of third-party support.
Now, however, there is a way. As Nick Campbell over at Greyscalegorilla shows us, it is now possible to get some really sleek 3D text in After Effects natively using the Cinema 4D render engine for your 3D compositions.
Follow the written steps here.