I can't seem to figure out how to get a sharper text render that I am using for my animation.

Here are the Things that I have tried: 1: Increasing Samples to as high as 300 2: Turning font shadow off 3: Denoising

Whatever I do, the text still has that weird greyish black outline and in my animation on youtube, it plays blurry even at 720p HD.

I see other peoples text videos and theirs are always so sharp.

How can I improve my text render in the future?

I turned the world lighting all the way up and there is a weak lamp in the scene, albeit, far away from the text, but the world lighting should be enough i think.

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Your object is casting shadows on the plane. Not because of the font/text properties, but because of the way Cycles (path tracing) works. To avoid your text being seen as a shadow caster by Cycles, you can turn off the ray visibility of the text object:

  • In the outliner, select the object Text.thing
  • Go to "Object" context
  • Open the "Visibility" section
  • Open the "Ray Visibility" subsection
  • Uncheck the "Diffuse" and "Glossy" property
  • $\begingroup$ omg, that worked. Now I'm sad cause I wished I had asked the question before I posted the video to youtube. Can't think of rendering all that again. Thank you so much, now I know how to make clearer text vids in the future. $\endgroup$ – Charlie Dec 6 '19 at 14:28

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