Lighting overview

3D text in Motion is designed to simulate the shading and reflectivity of a three-dimensional object in the real world reacting to local lighting conditions and the surrounding environment.

Canvas showing 3D text lit from above integrating with a background car image that is also lit from above

Although you can manually add light objects to your project to achieve precise lighting effects, it’s not a requirement when working with 3D text. The built-in lighting and environment controls in Motion greatly simplify the process of creating natural-looking 3D text objects.

Also, because reflectivity is a fundamental aspect of what makes three-dimensional objects appear realistic, Motion allows you to control what’s reflected in 3D text objects. You can choose from a range of preset environments, or you can create your own custom environment.