How to create bright, colorful, juicy 3D in a summer way – text (part 1)
1. Create letter shapes
Create a document with a size of 1,500 by 1,500 pixels, and in the font Insaniburger write the first letter of the word in any color. At the same time, the font size does not matter, since we can change the scale when converting text to a 3D grid.
After creating the text, go to Text> Convert To Curves. Or call the context menu by right-clicking on the text layer and select the appropriate item:
Duplicate the text layer, rename the copy, and select the Site Selection tool.
In the upper panel, change the value of the Fill property to None. For the dashed line, set the same color as the text color, and “Stroke Size” – 25 pt. Then click on the “Stroke Type” icon to change the value of the “Alignment” property to “External”:
Repeat step 2 for each letter.
Then set the letters and their fingerprints in the order that you need in the final drawing. It is better to arrange the letters vertically, as shown in the figure below:
2. Create a 3D scene
For each letter, follow these steps. Select a letter and then in the 3D menu, perform the action “New 3D extrusion from the selected contour”:
Select all 3D layers and choose 3D> Merge 3D Layers, name the resulting layer 3D Scene:
To access 3D settings and properties, open two panels: the 3D panel and the Properties panel.
The “3D” panel contains all the components of the 3D scene and, when you select one of them, its properties become available to you in the “Properties” panel. Therefore, before changing the settings in the “Properties” panel, make sure that you select the desired tab in the “3D” panel:
If you have selected the Move Tool, you will find the toolbox in the 3D Modes menu. When you select one of them, you can drag it and make changes to the selected item in the 3D panel:
3. We change 3D forms
Select all the letter tabs in the 3D panel and change the value of the Extrusion Depth property in the Properties panel to 250 pixels:
Click on the “Capital” icon at the top of the “Properties” panel and change the values of the “Side” property to “Front and Back”, “Width” to 5, “Contour” to “Semicircle” and the “Intensity” parameter to 5:
Select all the fingerprint tabs in the 3D panel and change the value of the Extrusion Depth property to 50:
Click on the “Capital” icon at the top of the “Properties” panel and change the values of the properties: “Sides” to “Front and Back”, “Width” to 10, “Contour” to “Semicircular” and the “Intensity” parameter to 15:
Select all the fingerprint tabs and in the 3D menu, execute the Move Object to Base Plane command:
Select the Move tool and use the 3D axes to move the prints to the middle of the letter extrusion.
The arrows at the ends of the axis move the letters, the parts below them are used for rotation, and the cubes for scaling. The cube in the center is used to scale the object evenly:
4. Create materials: basic settings
Select all material tabs of letters. Change the “Gloss” parameters to 90%, “Reflection” to 50%, “Refractive Index” to 1.3:
Then select all the “Materials” tabs of the prints, change the “Gloss” settings by 90%, “Reflection” by 50%, “Refractive Index” by 1.2: