View Full Version : 3D Text Effect

30-08-2006, 06:49 PM
As a one-off exercise I am hoping to take a few lines of plain text in a block and then 'tilt' the text as a block (or an image of the text) so that the top lines tilt away from the viewer and appear a bit like the text titles at the start of the Star Wars movie (but not moving like in the movie).

I would be very grateful if anyone could point me towards a freeware or shareware app that would let me do this. (Using Google I have found an app called Boris that is a plug-in to an Adobe product called After Effects but it seems way to complicated for what I am trying to do).

Many thanks


Speedy Gonzales
30-08-2006, 07:01 PM
You can do it in Word, if u have Word.

30-08-2006, 07:07 PM
Thanks Speedy. Sure I have Word - how do I do it?

30-08-2006, 07:09 PM
Thanks Speedy. Sure I have Word - but how do I do it? If you are thinking of using different size fonts, that won't really give me the effect I'm looking for.

Speedy Gonzales
30-08-2006, 07:16 PM
You go to tools/customise, tick wordart / OK.

Then click on the A in the Wordart box that came up and then select whichever style.

30-08-2006, 07:42 PM
Excellent - got it. Many thanks Speedy.

Speedy Gonzales
30-08-2006, 07:43 PM
No worries.

30-08-2006, 10:56 PM
Hey Basil

For real cool 3D Text Effects yah just can't beat this. Go to cooltext.com. Can't make link tonight, sorry.