Applying gradient fills to extruded and beveled surfaces

You can apply a gradient fill — a fill that shows a progression between two colors — to an object's extruded or beveled surfaces without affecting the control object. You can also apply a solid fill to an object's beveled surfaces.

From top-left: beveled object with a gradient fill, beveled surfaces with a gradient fill and extruded surfaces with a solid fill, beveled and extruded surfaces with a gradient fill.

To apply a gradient fill to extruded and beveled surfaces

K I Select the extrusion with the Pick tool. © 2 Click the Color button on the Property Bar. £5 3 Enable the Use Color Shading button.

The button is enabled when it appears pressed.

4 Open the Solid/Shade From Extrude Color picker, and click the color you want at the start of the gradient fill's color progression.

5 Enable the Use Extrude Fill For Bevel button on the Property Bar. The button is enabled when it appears pressed.

6 Click the Shade To Extrude Color picker, and click the color you want at the end of the gradient fill's color progression.

To apply a gradient fill to an object's beveled surfaces

1 Follow all of the steps from the previous procedure.

2 Disable the Use Extrude Fill For Bevel button. The button is disabled when it appears raised.

To apply a solid fill to an object's bevel surfaces.

1 Follow all of the steps from the "To apply a gradient fill to extruded and beveled surfaces" procedure.

2 Open the Bevel Color picker, and click a color.

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment