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  • Illustrator 3D: extrude and revolve vs grouped objects

    Posted by Maarten Vanhoucke on September 4, 2023 at 10:54 am

    I want to build a 3D vector graph as in the image below, namely a 3D spiral with numerically specified steps going up. Those specified steps would need to be inserted numerically.

    0. When I ungroup the 3D object, it becomes 2D again.

    1. When I try to adjust the extrusion depth of a separate subgroup, it seems to be impossible, the 3D settings of the separate object reset, and the overall location & light do not fit the rest of the group any longer

    2. When I extrude the ungrouped spiral, the segments are all over the place.

    3. The only way I managed something close the desired effect is working with stacked segments copied and displaced on top of each previous one, but this is too tedious and I can not use exact numbers for the extrusion depth (which are absolutely necessary for this graph).

    Mads Nybo jørgensen
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    September 6, 2023 at 12:48 am

    Hey Maarten,

    Sorry, this is the A.I. forum (Artificial Intelligence) as opposed to AI (Adobe Illustrator).
    We might be able to do a generative version of your graph, but better not.

    May I suggest that you head over and post your question in the Illustrator forum:
    Sometimes it is also worth asking in the Photoshop or After Effects + expressions forum, as there are some very smart people there too, who works on all axis of video and graphics files.


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