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Review questions

1What are the three types of 3D effects that are available? Give a good example of why you would use each one.
2How can you control lighting on a 3D object? Does one 3D object’s lighting affect other 3D objects.
3What are the steps to mapping artwork to an object?
4Once a 3D object is created, what is the best way to rotate it?

Review answers

1Using the 3D effect, you can choose from Extrude and Bevel, Revolve, and Rotate.
  • Extrude and Bevel— Uses the Z axis to give a 2D object depth by extruding the object. For example, a circle becomes a cylinder.

  • Revolve— Uses the Y axis to revolve an object around an axis. For example, an arc becomes a circle.

  • Rotate— Uses the Z axis to rotate 2D artwork in 3D space and change the artwork’s perspective.

2By clicking the More Options button in the 3D options window, you can change the light, the direction of the light, and the shade color. Options for one 3D object’s lighting do not affect other 3D objects.
3Map an artwork to an object by following these steps:
  1. Select the artwork and hold down the Alt/Option key and click on the New Symbol icon in the Symbols palette.

  2. Select the object that is to be 3D and choose Effects > 3D > Extrude and Bevel or Revolve.

  3. Click on Map Art.

  4. Select the surface using the arrows.

  5. From the Symbol drop-down menu, select the symbol.

  6. Click OK, and then click OK again.

4Once you have created a 3D object, it is best to double-click on the 3D effect in the Appearance palette and use the Position preview window to position it in space. Using the Rotate tool will lead to unexpected results.



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