Get a Free Extrude Preset for After Effects (Tutorial)

Motion Array After Effects May 31, 2019 1 min read

The Extrude After Effects preset helps create a 2D look to any text or object in your video project. While it kind of looks like the long shadow preset, but instead of the shadow extending out, we’re actually extruding the layer.

In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the Extrude preset to kick your next video project up a not.

Download The Free After Effects Extrude Preset Here

How to Use the Extrude Preset in After Effects

To use the extrude preset you just want to highlight your layer, go up to the top menu and select Animation > Apply Animation Preset and choose Extrude

You’ll notice that it looks similar to a Long Shadow, but instead of the shadow extending out, the layer is extruded instead. 

Once you’ve applied the Extrude preset, you can choose the amount that the layer moves by changing the Length slider. You also have access to an Angle control, Color control, Opacity control and you can change the type of lines for the extrusion “shadow” by playing around with the Line Amount

You can apply the extrude to anything and extrude it out into 2D space. While it’s not 3D, it creates a cool, flat 3D-esque animation.

Download The Free After Effects Extrude Preset Here


While this After Effects extrude preset is a 2D effect, it creates a 3D-like look on text, shapes, or whatever else you apply to it. It’s a great way to add a little flat depth to your video project and give it a bigger impact. Did you love this preset? Motion Array has thousands of other After Effects presets to help amplify the creativity of your projects!