After Effects CC 2022: How To Create Fake 3D Text Extrusion Effect

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Description:
This tutorial will show you how to create a Faux or Fake 3D Text Extrusion Effect in Adobe After Effects CC 2022. 

Font Used in Tutorial:
Londrina Solid
https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/londrina

Chapters:
00:05 Intro: What you will learn
00:13 Add Text Layer
00:23 Convert Text To Shape Layers
00:42 Add Group To Text Outlines Layer
01:16 Add Stroke & Repeater
01:37 Change Stroke Properties
01:55 Customize Repeater Property
02:36 Reverse Extrusion Shadow Direction
02:54 How To Animate Faux 3D Effect
03:30 Finishing Touches
03:50 Cheers! 👍

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2022 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Create Faux 3D Text Extrusion Effect in AE CC 2022:

  1. Create New Composition (Cmd/Ctrl + N)
  2. Add Text to Composition (Cmd/Ctrl + T)
  3. Right-click on the text layer and click on Create…’Convert Text to Shapes’
  4. Delete the original text layer to keep things neat (optional)
  5. Twirl open ‘Outlines’ layer
  6. Twirl open ‘Contents’
  7. Click on ‘Add’
  8. Select ‘Group’
  9. Select all letters and drag them into ‘Group’
  10. Click ‘Add’ and select ’Stroke’
  11. Click ‘Add’ and select ’Repeater’
  12. Change Stroke Color
  13. Change Stroke Width to 10px
  14. Change Line Cap to Round Cap
  15. Change Line Join to Round Join
  16. Twirl open ‘Repeater’
  17. Change Copies from 3 to 40
  18. Twirl open ‘Transform Repeater’
  19. Change X & Y Position Property to 1
  20. Change X to -1 to Reverse Shadow Direction
  21. To change the extrusion amount, change the number of copies

How To Animate Faux 3D Extrusion Effect

  1. Drag playhead to the beginning of the timeline
  2. Change the Repeater number of copies to 10
  3. Click on the stopwatch to add a keyframe
  4. Move the CTI (playhead) forward in time 1-2 seconds
  5. Change the Repeater number of copies to 40
  6. Copy the last keyframe
  7. Move CTI forward 1/2 second and paste
  8. Move CTI forward 1/2 second and paste
  9. Move CTI forward 1 second and change copies to 10
  10. Press Spacebar to Preview

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