Chapter 21 3D Basics

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Learning Objectives

  • In this chapter we introduce the basics of 3D theory and operating in 3D space. Specific topics include the following:

  • Axes, planes, and faces

  • 3D Workspace—Ribbon, toolbars, and options

  • Entering and exiting 3D

  • Projecting into 3D

  • 3D dynamic views

  • Extrude

  • Visual Styles—Hide

  • Visual Styles—Realistic and Conceptual Shade

  • Navigation Cube

By the end of the chapter you will understand basic 3D theory, and be able to navigate in and out of 3D, navigate inside 3D, as well extrude, hide, and shade your designs.

Estimated time for completion of chapter: 1 hour.

21.1 Axes, Planes, and Faces ...

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