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Brent

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3-D Ellipse
« on: January 12, 2022, 10:57:31 AM »
Hi, can anyone direct me to where I can find a 3-D Ellipse, that functions the same as the "3-D Box" in the Basic Shapes Stencil.

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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 10:07:20 AM »
so what do you think a "3-D ellipse" is actually?
ellipse on an angle?

what make is "3-D"?

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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 11:12:15 AM »
There's not even a 3D circle (sphere) available in the standard shapes, let alone a spheroid or an ellipsoid.
MS does do a set of educational shapes (a free download) at https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=2497
and there is a stencil of 3D shapes, but no sphere etc, so maybe it's just too difficult to draw.
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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 12:04:34 PM »
When you think about "spheroidal" shapes, there is only one contiguous surface unlike rectilinear objects.  So, in this case it's all about shading and lighting direction/placement and how that exposes the contour of the shape.  Much more complex.
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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 12:15:48 PM »
and as Visio is not a 3D drawing package, whatever MS like to call it ...
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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 01:54:50 PM »
There is this development by VisioGuy several years ago, that does a good job of shading to make circles 3-D like.  It's quite nice.

http://www.visguy.com/2007/08/30/off-center-radial-fill-effect/
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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 02:56:38 PM »
Thank you for mentioning this wapperdude really cool effect! http://www.visguy.com/2007/08/30/off-center-radial-fill-effect/

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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 03:25:24 PM »
More a Leonardo DiCaprio Da Vinci.
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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 04:04:30 AM »
I appreciate some humor in this forum Paul :D
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Re: 3-D Ellipse
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 01:41:16 AM »
Tks for all the info, closest I have managed to find is in the Piping Isometrics as a "cyclinder"

http://www.visguy.com/2008/06/25/free-isometric-piping-shapes-for-visio/