this is a AE CS6 questions that starts with Photoshop.
I purchased your second issue of photoshop dimensions (http://www.photoshopdimensions.com/)....awesome stuff btw......but i have a question.
Using the adobe creative cloud apps, software is up to date.
I'm following the tutorial in that report for the "3D Text" and would like to use that text in after effects and add an animated preset to the text.
Would the animated presets for text work correctly with the "3D Text" allowing each letter of the 3D Text to be animated or will it act like a image and only animate the entire text block?
is the 3D text i create still "Text" that each character in a word can be animated seperately?
thanks for any clarification
PS 3D text and AE 3D text at this point are two completely different, incompatible things. You cannot even import 3D PSDs because due to running out of time and resources to do it, it has been stripped from CS6, while it existed in CS5.5 down to CS4. So whatever you do, you will have to re-create it from scratch in AE. If you use native text layers, then yes, they will be able to use the text animators to allow animating letters separately as will creating each extrusion as a separate shape layer. many ways to skin the cat.