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.
    1. Go to the Shape panel on the right sidebar and add a value to the Extrusion property by typing or sliding to the desired amount.

Tips when working with extrusions

  • Change the lighting type to Lambert Phong Physical or Toon 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.

👉 Next Steps

Working with Parametric Objects