3-D Effects

Specifies the properties of 3D object(s) in the current document or converts a 2D object to 3D.

To access this command...

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3-D Effects


Geometry

Adjusts the shape of the selected 3-D object. You can only modify the shape of a -3D object that was created by converting a 2-D object. To convert a 2-D object to 3-D, select the object, right-click, and then choose Convert - To 3-D, or Convert - To 3-D Rotation Object.

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Geometry

Shading

Sets the shading and shadow options for the selected 3-D object.

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Shading

Illumination

Define the light source for the selected 3-D object.

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Illumination

Textures

Sets the properties of the surface texture for the selected 3-D object. This feature is only available after you apply a surface texture to the selected object. To quickly apply a surface texture, open the Gallery, hold down Shift+, and then drag an image onto the selected 3-D object.

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Textures

Material

Changes the colouring of the selected 3-D object.

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Material

Apply

Click here to apply the properties shown in the dialog to the selected object.

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Apply

Update

Click here to view in the dialog all the properties of the selected object.

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Update

Preview Field

Displays a preview of the current selection.

Convert to 3-D

Use this icon to convert a selected 2D object to a 3D object. You can also select several 2D objects and convert them to one single 3D object. To convert a group of 2D objects to 3D, you must first ungroup the selected objects.

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Convert to 3-D

Convert to Rotation Object

Click here to convert a selected 2D object to a 3D rotation object. You can also select several 2D objects and convert them to one single 3D rotation object. To convert a group of 2D objects to 3D, you must first ungroup the selected objects.

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Convert to Rotation Object

Perspective On/Off

Click here to turn the perspective view on or off.

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Perspective On/Off

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