This After Effects sequence was created by Ben Griggs (vimeo.com/iclickstuff), and tweaked by Chris Bobotis (mettle.com), with mettle FreeForm Pro, our 3D Plug-in for After Effects.
Download the Ae project file: mettle.com/free_proj/ffpro_3D_morphing_text.aep.zip
Download free demo of FreeForm Pro: mettle.com/free-demo/
FreeForm Pro Features include: 3D Shape Morphing; Replication of Layers (creates the fanning-out effect); ability to work on the X, Y and Z axes within After Effects; Displacement mapping to deform a layer in 3D.
A big shout-out and thanks to Ben Griggs for allowing us to share this project.
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