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Adding 3-D Effects to a Shape
Adding 3-D Effects to a Shape
You can add the illusion of depth to your worksheets by adding a 3-D effect to a shape.
Create a 3-D effect by using one of the preset 3-D styles, or use the 3-D format tools
to customize your own 3-D style. The settings you can control with the customization
tools include the bevel (a 3-D top or bottom edge effect), the shape depth (distance of
shape from its surface), the contour (raised border), the surface material and lighting. You
can apply interesting surfaces—matte, plastic, metal, wire frame, soft or dark edges, flat,
translucent, and clear—to a 3-D shape. In addition, you can change the type of light-
ing—neutral, warm, cool, flat, glow, and bright room—applied to a 3-D shape. Each light-
ing type defines one or more lights that illuminate a 3-D scene, not just for the shape. Each
light contains a position, intensity, and color.
Add a 3-D Effect to a Shape
Select the shape you want to modify.
Click the Format tab under Drawing Tools.
Click the Shape Effects button, and then point to Preset or Bevel .
The current effect appears highlighted in the gallery.
Point to an effect.
A live preview of the style appears in the current shape.
Click the effect you want from the gallery to apply it to the selected shape.
To remove the 3-D effect, click the Shape Effects button, point to Preset or
Bevel , and then click No Preset or No Bevel .
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