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    3D Tipography?

    What is the best software to achieve this kind of 3d effect with tipography?

    The idea is to save the render to PNG to work along with photoshop.


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    Photoshop itself include a 3D mode which is enough to make this kind of effect. But if you want to go further, you need a real 3D software like Maya or Blender.

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    I agree with Letterpress. Photoshop has some tools, but they are limited.

    If you want create some interesting 3D effects, like your examples, I suggest you search about Cinema4D. This tool has small learning curve and you could achieve this effects very well.

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    I have tried to use Photoshop, I am able to come up with pretty good looking 3D type but It does take some time and it also requires several effects and things of that nature, I have never heard of Cinema 4D but I will sure look into it.

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    also, you can make the 3d in the easy sketchup and render!!

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    You can extrude type (and other shapes) in Illustrator and control for angles and depth. Photoshop is pretty crappy for typesetting.

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    What makes a 3D looks good is illumination (texture also).
    You can make something in Illustrator, but it wont looks good. Illumination settings there are very limited. IMO Photoshop 3D settingĀ“s are limited too.

    By the way... when you save something in C4D you could save an alpha channel to preserve the transparency.

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    I think that more than a complete software you are looking for a Photoshop ACTION or EFFECT , take a look at this post with Free 3d text effects for PS :

    http://textuts.com/25-awesome-free-3d-text-psd-and-action-files/

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    There's a Plug-in in Cinema 4D that you can submit a vector and stylize the way you want it to a 3D model

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    If you want absolute power about the final result I would suggest you pipeline like this:

    3D software -> render out passes -> postproduction

    3ds Max have pretty cool modifier called Bevel Profile which is perfect for modeling 3D typography. You can also sculpt in details and organic features in Zbrush or Mudbox.

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    I like to use Maya. It's really easy to move the camera angle to get the perfect angle. Also the the ability to change the light settings like intensity and position really help.

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