The 3D-Box tool draws a (simulated) three-dimensional box. To understand how it works, it helps to know a little bit about drawing in perspective. This tool is of interest to people who want to draw architecture or interiors. It makes it really easy to create furniture or rooms, because it automatically creates perspective, by making use of vanishing points.
To enable it, press the icon button shown above, or press [Shift]+[F4] together, or [x]. After click-and-dragging, the box appears on the canvas. This is best done somewhere near the center of the page area. Else, the box can sometimes end up quite deformed. By default, two vanishing points are placed in the vertical middle of the page borders, one on the right, the other on the left.
When you look closely at the 3D-box that you have drawn, you will see the following:
The tool controls for this tool allow you to set parameters for the 3 vanishing points for the x, y and z axis. The buttons with the above icon depicting two parallel lines will make the vanishing lines parallel and have an immediate effect on the box on the canvas.
Dark blue: the top of the box. Medium blue: its left side. Light blue: its right side.
Moving the box.
Moving the vanishing points.
Adding a third vanishing point.
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