BorisFX 3D text is a great addition to Hitfilm 4
I took a look at the BorisFX 3D text features added and they are pretty capable. Type On Text is capable of quite a lot of text animations without the need to keyframe. Here is an example I did in HF4 +Boris that mimics a title I had previously done in NewBlue Titler Pro. Not a single keyframe is needed in the text animations. This is a single TypeOnText effect with an entry and exit animation.
FxHome has already said they are going to integrate the Borix text with Hitfilm camera and lights. Hopefully they also eliminate the layer restrictions. We cannot point to a layer for texture, bump etc. Only "source layer" can be selected.