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New Illustrator 2022 - 3D object effect converts vector in image

New Here ,
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Hi everybody,

I'm trying to create an isometric illustration and I'm using Illustrator 2022. The issue is that when I extrude an object using that effect, the vector object becomes an image (I can see the pixels) and it can't be modified after you have done. The previous version worked beautifully, now this is useless! why would I want to use a bitmap in my vector file? is this a bug or something?

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Community Expert , Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

It is a new 3D effect (Technology Preview), but the good old one is still there (named 3D  Classic).

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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It is a new 3D effect (Technology Preview), but the good old one is still there (named 3D  Classic).

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Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Thanks Ton! 

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Can you please describe step by step at which point in your workflow it's converted to pixels?

Is it not editable anymore or does it just look like pixels?

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Did you ever figure out how to do this? I don't see a "3D classic" option anywhere. Adobe should have explained this since so many people used the 3D tool for vector objects. 

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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My Illustrator had a bug. Deleted the program and installed it and the 3D Classic was there!

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Feb 25, 2023 Feb 25, 2023

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The same here. Illustrator 2023 converts 3d objects to image when saved. Although not always…

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