In this really quick video, I’ll show you an overview of After Effects CS6′s new 3D Ray Traced Renderer allowing you to extrude shapes/text layers natively. Stay tuned for more in-depth tutorials on the new 3D features found in After Effects CS6.
To my surprise, the rendering and previewing times are quite snappy and fast. Although the options are currently very limited, with a few tweaks here and there your object could look amazing. In my opinion, the new 3D features found in AE CS6 will change how people work with basic 3D in their workflow. Sure, Cinema 4D still has it’s place, but we no longer have to use a 3D application to achieve a basic 3D look. Not only is it native, but it works quite well and it’s easy!
Don’t hesitate to play around, you can download the free CS6 trails from Adobe. I think I will be covering more material settings and 3D styles including CC Environment and much more, so stay tuned! What are your thoughts on the Ray Traced Renderer?