A Guide to Using 2D Shapes in Paint 3D

A Guide to Using 2D Shapes in Paint 3D


In Paint 3D we have a range of useful and
customisable 2D Shapes that make it easy to be
productive. They work in the same way as our stickers and so
can be applied both on the canvas and on 3D
objects. Select a shape from the sidebar and drag it out
to the size you would like. Whilst it has a bounding box you can change the
scale and rotation of the shape as well as adjust
the controls in the side panel. You can choose the colour of the Fill and Line
type, as well as the thickness of the line and
the overall opacity of the shape sticker. When you are happy press the tick to apply. You can also create a shape at the default size
by simply tapping in the workspace. You can then
refine this by dragging the bounding box. Like with stickers, a shape can also be applied
by pressing the stamp button. This applies the
shape but keeps another version available to
stamp again. Our updated Line and Curve tool has handles
allowing you to keep tweaking the precise shape
of the curve until it is applied. Don’t forget that as well as colours you can also
choose from our four material types which affect the reflectivity and shine of the
shape when applied to a 3D object. In addition to applying a shape, you have the
option to Make 3D. This will pop it out into a
new layer in 3D space. As with any 3D object this can then be
reselected, rescaled and repositioned. Shapes are a great way to add precision to your
creations in both 2D and 3D – so give them a go. Continue watching for more Paint 3D tips.

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