3D Rubik’s Cube in Adobe Illustrator
Rubik’s Cube is a 3D puzzle which we all must have tried to solve. Some might have got succeeded and some might have not but it doesn’t matter. Solving a Rubik’s Cube has nothing to do with today’s tutorial. It is about making 3D Rubik’s Cube in Adobe Illustrator.
Follow the below steps to learn to make 3D Rubik’s Cube in Adobe Illustrator.
First thing to do is to open Adobe Illustratorand create a new document.
Select the Rectangle Tool and draw 3 vertical rectangle of size 63.551 X 189.72 pt. Now draw 3 horizontal rectangle of size 189.72 X 63.551 pt.
Now place the rectangles all together forming small squares as shown in the below image.
After placing all the rectangles as shown in Step 1, Press Ctrl + A and then go the Pathfinder Panel and click on Divide.
You can open Pathfinder Panel by clicking on Windowin the Menu Bar and then selecting Pathfinder. The Pathfinder Panel will appear on the artboard.
Now your 6 rectangles will get divided into 9 small squares.
With the help of Alt Key make 2 more duplicate copies of the squares.
Now Ungroup all the squares and fill them with different colors but the stroke color will be same for all the squares. Stroke color will be Black with Stroke Size of 4pt.
If you don’t want to fill the squares with random color them you can select 3 different colors for each section of 9 squares.
Now we will make 3 groups of these squares and arrange them to make our 3D Rubik’s Cube.
Select one set of 9 small squares and Right click on mouse. Now select Group.
In the similar way group other two sets also.
Now select the first group of squares and click on Effectin the Menu Bar and then place the cursor on 3D and select Rotate.
3D Rotate Optionsdialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, set the position of rotation as Isometric Left.
Check the Preview and click OK.
Now in the similar way Rotate the other sets also. One will be rotated in Isometric Right position and other will be rotated in Isometric Top position.
Now bring all the sets of the squares close to each other to form a cube shape and this is how our 3D Rubik’s Cube will get shape.
So this is how you can make 3D Rubik’s Cube in Adobe Illustrator.
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