Making a 3D Product Box

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volomike
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Making a 3D Product Box

Postby volomike » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:24 pm

For downloadable web software, how does one make a 3D product box and shadow as seen here? (Please ignore that it is 3 boxes.)

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brynn
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Re: Making a 3D Product Box

Postby brynn » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:58 pm

Have you looked for a tutorial? That would be a fairly complex drawing, and hard to cover all of it in a message reply. Short of writing out a full tutorial, I would say you'd want to use the 3D Box tool, Text tool, and Perspective extension. And I can see where you might use the Gradient tool, and some blurring as well. Possibly the Pen/Bezier or Pencil/Freehand tool in spiro spline mode, for those swooshes, and in regular mode for the dark, heavy lines. Personally, those shadows don't look very realistic, so I wouldn't draw them exactly like that. But I can see where they are fine for advertising purposes.

I have to say I'm curious why you need to draw it as a vector image, rather than just photographing the actual box? Is it because the software is downloaded, and there never will be a real box?

I wish I had time to write out a full tutorial, but unfortunately, I don't. Maybe someone else will be interested. Or maybe someone will know of an existing tutorial. Good luck :D

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Re: Making a 3D Product Box

Postby druban » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:55 am

The right way to do this would be to draw the 2 (or 3) visible faces of the box, in perspective, with 2 vanishing points, (or use the :tool_3dbox: to get the same result) and then use the perspective extension to map the graphic for each face to the appropriate quadrilateral. the faster but less appropriate method - and it certainly won't give the results in your example - is in the online manual here.
I made a tutorial that answers this post's question to some degree.
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volomike
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Re: Making a 3D Product Box

Postby volomike » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:22 am

I found an awesome video walkthrough on this:

http://showmedo.com/videotutorials/vide ... riesID=133


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