How to Make DNA-Style Text in Cavalry

Alex Amor shows how to deform type into a double helix using The Scene Group’s Cavalry.

This new tutorial from Alex Amor shows how to create DNA-style text in Cavalry that uses a Sub-Mesh deformer to affect type on a per-character basis.

Alex walks through how Sub-Mesh can be combined with the Oscillator and Duplicator to create a complex setup that’s simple to put together. “It’s a completely dynamic scene with no keyframes, so you can quickly put your spin on it by simply adjusting the attributes.”

About Scene Group

The Scene Group started in the UK in 2019. It was born from the internationally renowned motion design studio Mainframe ( Its mission is to create tools that empower motion designers and animators to do their best work.

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