Striped 3D Shape in Adobe Illustrator
In previous tutorial, I had taught you how to create a Doughnut with the help of 3D effect and today starting from the basic step of the previous tutorial I will show you how you can create a striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator.
Create a new documentand select the Rectangle Tool form the Tool Panel. Now start drawing vertical bars like rectangles.
Press Ctrl + A to select all the rectangles and then click on Window in the Menu Bar. Select Symbolsto open the Symbols Panel. Now drag the selected rectangles into the Symbols Panel to add them as New Symbol.
When you will drag the selection into the Symbols Panel a plus sign will appear below the cursor. At that time release the right click and a Symbol Options box will appear. Give your new symbol a name if you wish to and click OK. The rectangles will be added as symbol in the Symbols Panel.
Now remove those rectangles from the artboard and create the base doughnut shape as taught in the previous tutorial. If you have not see the previous tutorial then click on the below link-
After creating the shape click on Map Art.
After clicking on Map Art, a Map Art dialogue box will appear. In that dialogue box you will see an option of Symbol with the drop down button. Click on that drop down button and select the new symbol created. In Preview you can see that the new symbol is placed on the shape but we want it all over the shape. So for that click on Scale to Fit and put a check-mark on Invisible Geometry. After that, click on OK. (See in the below Image)
Now select the shape and click on Object in the Menu Bar and then select Expand Appearance.
Left click on the selected shape and click on Ungroup. Repeat this as many times as Ungroup is highlighted.
After Ungrouping, left click and select Release Clipping Mask.
After that, delete all the extra shapes from the back and the blue paths highlighted to obtain the shape as shown in the below image.
After obtaining the required striped 3D shape, select it and go to the Pathfinder Paneland click on Unite.
After clicking on Unite if the gaps in your shape get filled and you obtain a circle instead of strips then it means there are still some paths in the shape which are needed to be deleted.
Delete those paths and then again click on Unite.
Now fill color in the striped 3D shape with Gradient Tool.
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