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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurković, Rigel Di Scala

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Creating and editing 3D boxes

In Inkscape, 3D boxes are actually two-dimensional objects arranged according to a defined perspective, in order to provide the illusion of an additional dimension. This recipe shows us the basic options available to manipulate boxes in our fake but very convincing 3D space.

Getting ready

The default positions of the perspective vanishing points are the center of the vertical page edges. That is why it is recommended to start creating a box somewhere inside the page area. To prepare for this recipe open Inkscape and zoom to page size using the Zoom to fit page in window toolbar button (or the 5 key), Zoom to fit page width in window (Ctrl + E or 6) on the Zoom (F3 or Z) toolbar.

How to do it...

The following steps will ...

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