Depth dimension ( z axis )on 3d box-How to set?

Asked by PAUL R FONTENOT on 2018-10-04

Is there a way to specify the depth (z-axis) on 3d boxes?

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Hachmann
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2018-10-11
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2018-10-11
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2018-10-05
Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

You can specify the angle, and the point where it all comes together. You can switch between parallel and not parallel. You can drag on the point of the box to change the length of the box.

You cannot currently numerically define the depth or any other box dimension. You must use the mouse/graphis tablet pen for this.

This works the same for all three dimension.

See http://write.flossmanuals.net/start-with-inkscape/_draft/_v/2.9/3d-boxes/

Solved! - at least a workaround because you can't numerically define the depth of a 3d box; I still contend that this feature should be added!

The input from Hachmann was invaluable and encouraged me to keep playing with the Inkscape features until I found a solution.

Here's what I figured out:

-Switch the vanishing points to parallel. (got that tidbit from Hachmann)
-Install an axonometric grid with equal spacing in the x and y-axis.
-Set the height and width to desired dimensions.
-Use the axonometric grid to snap the z dimension to the desired size based on the increments in the grid (3d box will snap to the intersections in the grid).

It isn't a perfect solution, but I can live with it.

Thanks Hachmann, that solved my question.