| Slide: Title Slide
Working with 3D Objects
|Welcome to the spoken tutorial on Working with 3D Objects in LibreOffice Draw.|
|Slide: Learning Objectives|| In this tutorial, we will learn to,
|Slide: Prerequisites|| To practise this tutorial, you should have basic knowledge of LibreOffice Draw.
|Slide: System Requirements|| This tutorial is recorded using,
|Slide: Object|| Let’s draw a geometry chart that shows a 2D shape and its equivalent 3D form.
| Open a new draw file
Rename it as 3D-objects-chart and save it on Desktop.
| Open a new Draw file.
We will name the file as 3D-objects-chart and save it on the Desktop.
|Go to Standard toolbar >> Click on the Insert text box icon >> Draw a box by clicking and dragging.||Draw a textbox at the top of the page.|
| Enter the text
Geometric Shapes in 2D and 3D inside it.
|Type the text "Geometric shapes in 2D and 3D" inside the box.|
|Press Ctrl + A keys||Press Ctrl + A keys to select the entire text.|
| In the Sidebar Deck >> Click Properties icon
|| In the Sidebar Deck, click on the Properties icon.
|Click on Align Centre icon.||Let us align the text to the centre of the textbox, using the Align Centre icon.|
|Close Sidebar Deck.||Close the Sidebar Deck.|
|On the Standard toolbar >> click on Align Objects >> Centred.||On the Standard toolbar, click on Align icon and then on Centred.|
|Click anywhere else on the page||Click anywhere else on the page to deselect the textbox.|
|Move the cursor on the page.||Let us now divide the page into two vertical halves using a snap line.|
| Click >> vertical ruler to see the two-sided arrow.
Drag the snap line to the Draw page.
| Click on the vertical ruler to see the two-sided arrow.
| Go to Standard toolbar >> Click on the Insert Text Box icon and Draw a box on the left side.
Type 2D Shapes inside it.
| Let’s insert a textbox on the left side of the Draw page.
Type “2D Shapes” inside it.
|Select the text by click and drag method.
Click on the Align Center icon.
|Select the text 2D Shapes.
Align the text to the centre of the text box.
| Go to Standard toolbar >> Click on the Insert Text Box icon and Draw a box on the right side.
|| Let’s draw another textbox on the right side.
Type “3D Shapes” inside it.
|Select the text by click and drag method.
Click on the Align Center icon.
|Select the text 3D Shapes.
Align the text to the centre of the textbox.
|Only narration||Now we will enable the 3D-settings.|
|Click on View >> Select Toolbars >> 3D-settings.||From the Main menu, click on View, select Toolbars and 3D-Settings.|
| Point to the respective boxes.
|| 3D-Settings toolbox is displayed at the rightmost end of the Standard toolbar.
|Point to the left of the snap line.||First we’ll draw some 2D shapes on the left of the snap line.|
| The method of obtaining a 3D object using a 2D object is called Extrusion.
| Draw a rectangle, a square,
a circle and a triangle
one below the other
|Draw a rectangle, a square, a circle and a triangle one below the other.|
| Point to all the objects.
Hold the shift key down click on the rectangle, a square, a circle and a triangle
Or click and drag to see a dashed line rectangle enclosing all the objects.
Click on the Align icon drop down >> select Ceneterd option.
|Let us select the objects, as shown.
Let us align the objects to the centre using the Centered option.
|Go to Fill Color in the drawing toolbar >> select Light Red 4.|| Now we will change the colour of all the objects.
| Use the CTRL + C keys and create a copy of the objects.
||Next, let’s copy and paste the objects by pressing Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V keys.|
|Drag the copied objects and place them on the right half of the page.||Let’s drag the copied objects and place them on the right half of the page.|
|Click anywhere else on the page||Click anywhere else on the page to deselect the objects.|
|Select the copied rectangle and right-click to view the context menu.||Now select the copied rectangle and right-click to view the context menu.|
|Click on Convert and then select To 3D.||Click on Convert and then select To 3D.|
|Point to the cuboid.||The 2D rectangle is converted to a cuboid.|
| Select the Square >> right click >> Click on Convert >> Select To 3D
Select the Circle >> right click >>Click on Convert >> Select To 3D
Select the Triangle >> right click >> Click on Convert >> Select To 3D
|Similarly, convert the copied square, circle and triangle into 3D objects.|
| Double click on the box rectangle and
Type the name as Rectangle.
| Let’s type “Rectangle” inside the rectangle shape on the left.
|Double click on the right-side 3D rectangle box.||However, we cannot type any text on the 3D objects.|
|Point to Insert Text Box icon.||To type text, we will need to use the Text tool.|
| Click on the Insert Text Box icon >>
Draw a textbox inside the cuboid
|Click on the Insert Text Box icon and draw a textbox inside the cuboid.|
|Type the text Cuboid inside it.||Type the text "Cuboid" inside it.|
| Select the textbox and the cuboid.
|| The textbox and the cuboid are treated as two separate objects.
| Click on the Insert Text Box icon >>
Draw a textbox inside the Cube.
Draw a textbox inside the Cylinder.
Click on the Insert Text Box icon >>
Draw a textbox inside the Pyramid.
| Similarly, draw textboxes for the other 3D objects.
|Group each object and textbox.||Let us group the objects as shown before.|
|Point to the 3D objects.||So, we have learnt to use the extrusion method to create 3D objects from 2D objects.|
| Pause this tutorial and do this assignment.
|Show a glimpse of the completed assignment.||Your completed assignment should look like this.|
|Draw provides a list of ready-made 3D shapes for direct use in a drawing.|
| Switch to the Draw file
Point to the 3D Objects in the drawing toolbar
| Draw provides a list of ready-made 3D shapes for direct use in a drawing.
|Click on View >> Select Toolbars >> 3D-Objects.||Alternatively, click on View, select Toolbars and 3D-Objects.|
|On the left side page right-click and select >> New page||Let’s insert a new page in our Draw file.|
|Select Cone from the 3D-Objects toolbar.||Select a shape from the 3D-Objects toolbar, say, a Cone.|
|Move the mouse to the page and drag it on the page.|| Then draw it on the page.
We have a 3D cone in gradient colour, on our page!
|Only narration||Draw also allows us to create 3D objects using body rotation on 2D objects.|
|Select the Isosceles Triangle on the drawing toolbar and drag to draw a triangle.||Let’s draw a triangle on the Draw page, as shown.|
| Right-click >> select Convert
Choose To 3D Rotation Object
| Right-click for the context menu and select Convert.
Then choose To 3D Rotation Object.
|Point to the 3D object.|| Observe what happens to the triangle.
It is now a 3D object!
Shape of the 3D object may vary a little depending on the drawn 2D object.
|Go to the standard toolbar and point to the Fontwork icon >> then click on it.||Next, click on the Fontwork icon on the Standard toolbar.|
|Point to Fontwork Gallery dialog box.|| The Fontwork Gallery dialog box opens up.
If not visible, then click on View, Toolbars and Fontwork.
|Click on the Fontwork icon at the bottom left corner of the Draw page||Then click on the Fontwork icon at the bottom left corner of the Draw page.|
|The Fontwork Gallery dialog box opens up.|
|Select Favorite 16 >> Click on OK.||Let us select Favorite 16 and click on the OK button.|
| Point to the text Fontwork.
Show text box with text.
| The text "Fontwork" is displayed on our Draw page.
The visible text may vary for different system configurations.
|Point to the text Fontwork|| Now, we may want some other text in place of “Fontwork”.
|Double-click inside the text Fontwork||Simply double-click inside the text "Fontwork".|
|Point to "Fontwork" in black colour||We will see the word "Fontwork" in black colour within the larger text.|
|Select this text and type Spoken Tutorials||Select this text and type another text, for example "Spoken Tutorials".|
| Click anywhere on the Draw page.
Point to the words.
| Now click anywhere on the Draw page.
|Resize the text once again.||Let us resize this text for better readability.|
|Point to the cone.||Next, let us learn to apply effects to the 3D cone.|
| Select the cone >> Right-click for the context menu.
||Select the cone, right-click for the context menu, and select 3D Effects.|
| Point towards 3d effects dialog box
|| The 3D Effects dialog box appears.
|Change Depth to 3cm.||Let us change the Depth parameter to 3cm.|
|Under Segment >> Horizontal 12||Under Segment, let us change Horizontal to 12.|
|Under Normals >> select Flat.||Under Normals, let us select the Flat option.|
|Point to the preview window.||Observe the preview of the object in its Preview window at the bottom.|
|Point to the Assign icon on the top-right corner of the dialog box >> now click it||Now click on the Assign icon at the top-right corner of the dialog box.|
|Click on the X mark at the top-right corner of the dialog box.||Then click on the X icon at the top-right corner to exit the dialog box.|
|Point to the changed shape.||Observe the effects on the cone.|
|Slide: Assignment|| Here is another assignment for you.
|Cursor on the page.||Next, let’s create special effects using the Duplicate option.|
|Select the Pages pane >> right-click and select >> New Page.||Let’s insert a new page.|
| In the drawing toolbar select Rectangle, Rounded move the mouse on the page.
Draw a rounded rectangle.
| Let us draw a rounded rectangle on the Draw page.
Select the Rounded, Rectangle tool and draw the shape on the Draw page.
|From the Main menu select Edit >> click Duplicate.||From the Main menu, select Shape and click on Duplicate.|
|The Duplicate dialog box appears.||The Duplicate dialog box appears.|
| We will enter the following values -
| Point to Enlargement
Width = 0.20 Height = 0.30
Start color = Yellow End color = Red
| We will keep the Enlargement values as default.
Now we will change the Start color to Yellow and End color to Red.
|Click OK button.||Click on the OK button.|
| Point to the special effects.
Point to the angles and other options as per the narration.
| Look at the great special effects that we got!
You can try many more effects by changing the angles and other values.
|Cursor on the page.|| Now let’s create special effects using Cross-fading.
| Click on Insert Basic Shapes >> click and drag to draw Diamond.
Click on Insert Basic Shapes >> click and drag to draw Ellipse.
| Let us draw a diamond and an ellipse using Insert basic shapes.
| Click on Fill Color >> Select Red >> click on Diamond.
Click on Fill Color >> Select Green >> click on Ellipse.
|Let us change the colour of the diamond to red and the ellipse to green.|
|Select both the shapes >> click on Shape.|| Select both the shapes.
From the main menu select Shape and go to Cross-fading.
| Default Increment value 16.
|| The Cross-fading dialog box opens.
|Click on the OK button.||Then click on the OK button in the box.|
|Point to the cross-fading.||Observe the effect of Cross-fading on the objects.|
|Press Ctrl + Z keys||Undo the changes by pressing Ctrl + Z keys.|
|Select both the shapes >> click on Shape.|| Select both the shapes once again.
|Uncheck one box and click on OK.||Uncheck the checkboxes and observe the differences on the Draw page.|
|Click on the Save icon -> Click on the ‘X’ icon on the top right.||Let’s save all these changes and then close the file.|
|Narration only|| This brings us to the end of this tutorial
|Slide: Summary|| In this tutorial, we have learnt to,
|Slide: Assignment|| Here is an assignment for you.
Draw various shapes and try Duplicate and Cross-fading options using them.
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|Slide: Acknowledgement||The Spoken Tutorial project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.|
|Slide: Thank you|| This tutorial was originally contributed by DesiCrew Solutions Pvt. Ltd in 2011.