3D Extrusion


Extrude any layer in Z-space, easily adding depth and three-dimensionality to text, logos and keyed elements.

Item

Description

Position

Move the extruded layer, including in Z-space.

Note that in supported hosts the layer can also be linked to a 3D layer, which then translates its 3D position directly from the camera.

Rotation

Rotates the extruded layer in 3D.

Depth

Controls the amount of extrusion.

Quality

Choose between various rendering modes.

Depth of Field: Enable

Depth of field can be activated for the extrusion.

DoF Settings

Depth of field can be controlled from the 3D camera (in supported host platforms), or can be set up inside the 3D extrusion effect.

Aperture

Higher aperture settings will create a shallower depth of field, and thus a more blurred image overall.

Focus Distance

Determines the distance from the camera which is in focus.

Blur

The amount of blur applied to out-of-focus areas can be customized.

Illumination

The effect can be lit by all 3D lights or select lights.

Material

When illumination is active these settings adjust the surface material of the object.

Environment map

You can select a separate layer to use as an environment map. This can often make extruded layers appear part of the scene when composited into live action footage.