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    xdp6 Can this shape be made in XARA (in 3D)?

    Happy New Year!
    May this year be filled with Health, peace and happiness to all!

    Very simple question:

    Can this “composite shape”
    be done in 3D in Xara?
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    Default Re: Can this shape be made in XARA (in 3D)?

    Happy new year

    if you mean: can you manipulate shapes in 3D space the answer is no - xara does not do 3D space

    you can represent 3D shapes in 2D space, and the extrude tool allows some degree of automatic redrawing, but it is always a 2D object
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    Default Re: Can this shape be made in XARA (in 3D)?

    There is always a Xara way.

    Engineering drawing approach for a plan view or schooldays' nets:

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    The second image is just made with a left-side downward vertical Skew of the leftmost box and a horizonal bottom-left Skew for the others.
    Always change the sizes from the plan view and then skew.

    I added a curved bevel for the front face.

    If you want perspective, you can adjust individual vertices to suit.

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    Default Re: Can this shape be made in XARA (in 3D)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    There is always a Xara way.
    subject to the program's many limitations

    plenty of ways to do it as a 2D render no doubt about that...
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    is it true that we stand on the very edge of an abyss?
    no,of couse not - we used to, but since then we have taken a great step forward...
    Wyrd bið ful aræd

 

 

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