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10 Top 3D Text Animation Templates for After Effects

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You don't have to master the art of 3D animation to create a text effect with depth.

Adobe After Effects has every possible tool and feature to create animations, but that doens't mean that you have the time to learn 3D animation. Instead, download one of these projects and drop your own details in to create 3D text effect videos easily.

Let's get three dimensional in this roundup. Check out the previews below to see some of the best templates on Envato Market for After Effects:

1. 3D Text Templates

With no extra plugins required, this project exhibits the perfect way to create a 3D text animation in a single sitting. Just drop in your own text, change the colors to your liking, and call it finished!


2. 3D Text Box Animation Pack

This project helps you combine a three dimensional effect with with your own video footage or still images. I like this pick for its mix of lower thirds, titles, and general text overlays that will be animated on top of a 3D box as the backdrop.


3. 3D Text Reveal

With a high gloss look, this animation is an easy way to create a bold statement with your own text.


4. 3D Metallic Text Animation

This project would feel right at home in a promotion for your band or gaming channel, for example. The metallic effect is easy:o drop your own .txt file in and see it come to life in three dimensions.


5. Light Bulb Kit

The Light Bulb Kit animation showcases the depth of the animations that Envato Market offers. Simply add your own text and set the animation sequence to see your own text block come to life with a photo-realistic animation.


6. 3D Text & Logo Boxes

Here's another animation pack that can serve as a great complement to your video with three dimensional overlays. Add your own text to any of 100+ overlays to add it on top of yoru video, or let these animations take the center stage for a text-centric video.


7. 3D Text Shapes Logo Reveal

One of my favorite things about this project is that it combines a logo animation with a 3D text animation. Simply add your own logo and your choice of text and see them both come to life with some serious depth in this project.


8. Wave 3D Logo & Text

Short and sweet, this animation would perfectly for the introduction to your video project. It's another great selection for pre-rolls that should include logo and text selections, and both are easy to customize. Again, the power of these projects is the ability to drop in flat assets and see them come to life in 3D.


9. Bold Titles

This animation project is a great addition to this selection for its groovy animation style. These retro effects are perfect for bringing your text onto a canvas in a way that will catch your viewer's attention. Whether you use these for a lower thirds, title intro, or overlay, the animation style is really a unique way to animate text with depth.


10. Diamonds Element 3D Reveal

I'm constantly reminded of the depth of Envato Marketplace's selections with packs like the Diamonds Element 3D Reveal project. You'll see your own text animated in a sea of diamond particles, in a video that's fitting for a regal introduction.


More After Effects Projects

These three dimensional products outsource the work of learning animation to those who can handle it the best. Instead of learning everything, pick and choose the skills that you'd rather hand off to talented animators. 

Any of these projects are a shortcut to video excellence. Download one of them and use your own details to skip the work of 3D animation.

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