How do I put a flowing gradient on 3D object in Illustrator...

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Mike Diaz's picture
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Joined: 14 Apr 2006 - 12:43am
How do I put a flowing gradient on 3D object in Illustrator...
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How do you make these images in Illustrator?
3D gradient blend on a path...YIKES


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Joined: 27 Aug 2007 - 9:40am
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Gradient Mesh + patience & experience

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Joined: 24 Jul 2007 - 11:38pm
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That's not as bad as the photorealistic ones...

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Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
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It’s actually pretty simple. Set up a shape with the gradient on it, set up the extruded path, and then wrap the blended shape over the 3D object using the “map art” option. Then tweak and update to get the gradient you want. Drawing a tapering 3D path is probably the most complex and time-consuming part of process, although I imagine that once you figure out how you’ll be able to do it in about five minutes.