michiel | 8 years ago | 11 comments | 7 likes | 5,019 views

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This is a nice effect I saw in a shopping window: a 3D text decorated with golden rings!

I have used the letter O of Arial to create the rings.

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Hallo michiel, many thanks for this example.:))

sinus300, 8 years ago

Hello Michiel, interesting concept! Can this be turned into an effect that can be used on a template?

IntroChamp, 8 years ago

Great thought!!! is it possible in .fx...............

Dani, 8 years ago

Cool! Thank you!!:)

LostBoyz, 8 years ago

When you change the text you have to reposition all the rings by hand.

Just like you will have to do with those sweets:


michiel, 8 years ago

So to answer your question: no, this effect must be filed under non-templatable.

michiel, 8 years ago

No problem. I was just dreaming a bit :)

IntroChamp, 8 years ago

Just seen this great effect. Scrolled down hoping someone had asked how it was done - but no! So it must be obvious...

Please put me out of my misery ;-)

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin, 8 years ago

Every ring is a text layer (using the letter O) positioned and rotated by hand using the TEXT POSITION and TEXT ROTATION properties.

This takes a lot of time and it has to be done again from the start everytime you change the text so maybe I have to disappoint you that there's no magic button that automagically decorates your text with rings...

michiel, 8 years ago

Thanks Michiel. I guess I'll have to try it, but I can't see how the layering works? How can a ring be behind AND in front of the text?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin, 8 years ago

The z-buffer of your graphics card is doing the sorting:


michiel, 8 years ago

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