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Exploding Type in Cinema4D

3D text and deformers for beginners By Masan Yi & Ko Maruyama
Some clients want their product to shatter the competition, literally.  This sometimes means blowing up text.  While 2D shatters may be simple, they sometimes offer little options for depth and texturing.  A true 3D package, like Maxon's Cinema 4D provides tools to complete the job quickly and easily.  If you're new to Maxon's Cinema 4D software, this will help you to get your bearings in text, extrusions and deformers all at once.

This tutorial is for novice Cinema 4D users to easily take you through the process of blowing up geometry.

Creating Text Splines

To create type in Cinema 4D, you'll need to use the Text Spline tool.  It can be found under the spline tools in the standard tool bar.  Once you select the tool, type the phrase into the dialogue box found in the Attributes window (this should become active once you select the Text tool - also found under the file pull-down menu: Objects->Spline Primitive->Text).



Type in the phrase.





Then you get something like this:



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Related Keywords:Cinema4D, MAXON, explode, text extrusion

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