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Making Flat Text in Blender


Addicted to CG explains how to create modern looking text effects in Blender.

in this video you will learn how to make that flat text that you see on the thumbnail. This look seems to be really popular nowadays as it looks really clean. It is really easy to get that flat text with the short or the long shadows in blender as well as make it look more realistic ( if that's more of your thing ). Now this can also be done with software like photoshop but if you want to make this for free and have a great result blender is the way to go. Now this "How to make flat text in Blender" tutorial is more targeted to beginner's as I think that most ( if not all ) intermediate users already know how to do it.


  1. It's always good to see 'other' uses for Blender, even if the tutorial covers very basic stuff. I agree with the presenter - it can be easier for a Blender user to use Blender for their 2D artwork, instead of switching to Illustrator or Inkscape and getting annoyed with fake / rough shadows. And in Blender we can switch between perspective and orthographic cameras to instantly get the exact 3D / 2D appearance we want.

  2. I got near to achieving the similar effect in blender internal by using the combination of shade less material and toon shader. The catch here is the shadow for which we have to create another transparent material (which can still be animated via animation nodes workout). The trade here is that of speed, as the internal engine can render 4k frames at faster speed than cycles. I was surprised that very few people even consider internal for such tasks.

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