Monday, July 8, 2013

A deep 3D text effect with letters overlap

Now I tell you how to create a very nice 3D text where each letter always come partially behind the previous one. We will take advantage of an advanced 3D text generator with several non-trivial parameters, so pay attention to this.

Firstly, surf to this advanced 3D text effect generator, so configure it as presented next:
- Text: SOLID  LETTERS (set as desired);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 10;
- Text depth: 10;
Full text rotations
     - X axis: 10;
     - Y axis: -45;
By letter rotations
     - X axis: 0; 0; None;
     - Y axis: 70; 0; Simple;
     - Z axis: 0; 0; None;
Letters offset
     - X axis: 4;
     - Progressive: checked;
     - Z axis: 10;
- Perspective level: 4;
- Light attenuation: 3;
- Background color: 000000;
- Face color: FFC0C0;
- Depth color: FF7070;
- Font name: ChromeYellow;

Making as explained, you get this awesome text effect (click the image to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- it's hard to see, but the used text has two spaces between the words. This helps to make clear, in final result, the separation in two words;
- this 3D text renderer is very nice because it generates (sometimes subtle) realistic soft shadows, creating a top level 3D appearance. I didn't use this tip here, but usually bright backgrounds make these shadows more apparent;
- if you want to try your own spacial configuration, it's good to know the "By letter rotations" configuration items have two angles because they have some styles that need an angle range (it was not the case for us here: we have used just the Y rotation with a "Simple" style that needs just the first angle value);
- avoid too complex font faces. Traditional style fonts with big holes lead to more shaded and beautiful depth regions;
- it's possible to create many high quality 3D text effects by using this free online 3D text creator.

Is there a text effect you would like to see here? You can ask for it commenting here or sending me an e-mail.

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