The Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit (http://www.borisfx.com) now features five l effects filters for creating create 3D objects using text and shapes in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express.
The Extruded Text filter allows you to create 3D text elements and use AE’s native camera and lighting system to generate fly-throughs or animate the viewer around the generated 3D text models. Extruded EPS provides a way to import and extrude Adobe Illustrator layered vector logos and graphics in Adobe After Effects.
With Type-on Text, you’ll be able to create animated text type-ons that fly in from behind or toward the camera or slide into view from the top, left, bottom, or right of the screen either letter-by-letter, word-by-word, or line-by-line. Extruded Spline generates and extrudes shapes from any AE-generated mask shape as well as imported vector art from Adobe Illustrator.
Layer Deformer generates useful 3D shapes such as planes, cubes, spheres, and cylinders and deforms these 3D objects using built-in vertex and pixel shaders. You can buy the 3D Objects Unit by Aug. 5 and save 50%: $199.50 (it’s regularly $399).