Extruding 2D objects in 3D

Although 2D objects don't have a depth parameter, they can quickly become 3D using a modeling operation called Extrusion.

How to extrude a 2D object

  1. Select the object you want to extrude.
  2. Go to the Shape panel on the right sidebar and add a value to the Extrusion property.

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Tips when working with extrusions

  • Change the lighting type to Phong or Physical if you want it to receive light/shadows.
  • Ensure that you select "Front" on the Visibility Panel; this will improve surface shading on the object when enabling shadows.

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👉 Next Steps

Working with Parametric Objects