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3D Text effect: 3D Text creates lines

Apr 10, 2013 5:36 AM

Tags: #3d-text

Good Day


I am uing the 3D text effect in illustrator.


Problem is that my text creates lines. (See image below)


How do I make my 3D text smooth?


Thank you



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    Apr 10, 2013 5:56 AM   in reply to DexterDave

    The 3D-Effekt can't create gradients. So there will always be lines. But normally it's just a screen redraw issue and won't be printed (in offset)

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    Apr 10, 2013 6:42 AM   in reply to DexterDave

    Of course there are no gradients, because the 3D-effect can't create them.


    Have you already expanded the effect? If so: bad luck.

    If not, try: apply the effect "Rasterize" (set a suitable resolution) and then export to PNG

    or try and check the option that renders hidden faces (this one is in the 3D dialog box)

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    Apr 10, 2013 1:02 PM   in reply to DexterDave

    Please show examples of what you're referring to.


    Some of these images might be created by just mocking 3D with Illustrators tools and some gradients. Others might have been created in real 3D software like Cinema 4D or 3DSMax

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