Typography in 3D Space

Moore's picture

I am trying to figure out a way to render typography into a 3D plane. I am able to do it in photoshop by rasterizing the text and then transforming its perspective. I have also tried it in Illustrator using the 3D effect. I am not completely happy with my results yet. I would prefer to take a text frame and put it into perspective and then have the ability to edit the copy.

Has anyone had any great luck at this? Should I try 3D software.... if so which one?


Christian Robertson's picture

Where you are setting the type on a flat plane, 3d software won't give you much advantage over Photoshop or Illustrator. You can really achieve any perspective you want with a non-affine transformation (where you can drag the corners of the transform box independently).

Christian Robertson's picture

If you are interested in more complicated effects, 3d apps will get you there, but there is a pretty big learning curve, and an even steeper price curve. A good place to start for price/features is the open source 3d app Blender [ http://blender.org ], but it will take a while to figure out the interface.

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