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Illustrator - 3D


#1
Hey guys,

I've been having a play around on Illustrator with the 3D options, I basically wanted to add a rounded extrude and bevel to some lettering. Once I'd played around with all the settings, it pretty much came out how I wanted it to except for all of these little jaggy bits sticking out all over it. :confused: Here's a screen shot..



Does anyone have any ideas why these are appearing and how to get rid? I've jiggled the settings around a bit but they still show up, just a bit smaller.
 
#3
Hey Tom,

Just tried that and it lets me delete those parts - but then I'm left with these gaps..



On the 3D dialogue box, when I change any of the settings for the E&B, it says "Path self-intersection may have occured."

Is it maybe something to do with the fact it's basically one line making up a word that I'm trying to apply the 3D to?
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#4
I've never come across this phenomena when playing with these features in Illustrator but my best advice would be to try copying & pasting the text, then converting what you're working with to paths. This may let Illustrator extrude the shapes easier without any mess. Hope that helps.
 
#5
From what you said with paths, I redrew around one of the letters making sure I closed the anchor points at the end so it was a shape, instead of just one line, and it's worked just fine. Must have been because as I had it before, it was just one brush stroke making up the word.

Thanks for the help :)