Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

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SMilligan
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Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by SMilligan » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:34 am

I used the 3D rotate tool on an object but now I can no longer use the shape tool to continue editing the object. I tried converting to curves but that didn't work. I have never used the 3D rotate tool before so am I missing a finishing step or two? Thanks!

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Re: Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by sonbakler » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:45 am

Not familiar with the 3D rotate function and don't know what the purpose of it would be for 2D plasma designs. What are you using that tool for? I am guessing it is changing your design to a different entity that can no longer be edited like a 2D design would be. Let us know what your trying to do and upload your design if you can.

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Re: Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by beefy » Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:53 pm

What version of Corel Draw is this. I use v2019 and have never heard of a 3D rotate feature.

I just Googled and could not find any reference to this either.

Can you upload a simple file that illustrates this problem.
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Re: Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by SMilligan » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:30 pm

I am using CorelDraw 2021 and designing a metal sign with a steam train. I used the 3D rotate tool (found under Effects and then under 3D effects) to horizontally rotate some of the rail cars so that they appeared to be disappearing into the distance. Microsoft Powerpoint has a similar 3D rotate option for picture effects which is why I tried it in CorelDraw. It worked as I hoped, but it could be there is a more appropriate tool that could give me the same effect while remaining an editable 2D design (I'm a newbie to graphic design and a newbie to CorelDraw too).

I have attached my design; the cars in red have been rotated. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by beefy » Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:27 am

Can't open that one because it's a higher version than mine.
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Re: Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by sonbakler » Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:01 am

Same here, can't open. I think if you save it as a .cmx file we can open with older versions, I am using 2018. I had a look and do not have a 3D rotate in my Effects dropdown but if I were trying to add perspective in my Corel 2018 I would use the Add Perspective feature found in my Effects dropdown and I would still have the ability to edit the design with the shape tool if needed. Do you have Add Perspective? Maybe they replaced it with 3D Rotate and ruined a good thing, that would be very CorelDrawish of them and would not surprise me. They need to stop hiring educated people and start hiring smart people...there is a difference.

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Re: Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by SMilligan » Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:49 pm

I found Add Perspective in Corel 2021 under Object and this is what I should have used instead of 3D Rotate. Thanks sonbakler!

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Re: Can't use shape tool after 3D rotate

Post by sonbakler » Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:05 pm

SMilligan wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:49 pm
I found Add Perspective in Corel 2021 under Object and this is what I should have used instead of 3D Rotate. Thanks sonbakler!
Ah, right on! Glad I could be of some help to someone here after all the help I have received :Like

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