A tutorial covering the basics of creating shiny 3D text using After Effects native ray-traced 3D (CS6 and above).
This is a question I get asked quite a lot. Perhaps because if you're not used to 3D, it's not entirely intuitive how to do it. It's not tricky though. There's a couple of concepts to get your head around, and a bunch of parameters to balance out, to get your text looking just like you want it. This 21 minute guide will take you through those concepts and that process of setting up the text.