Map Art to a 3D Object in Illustrator

Here’s a tutorial on how to create a 3D object in Illustrator and map some art work onto it to produce a sliced orb effect.

Map Art to a 3D Object

The one is the image above was made slightly differently to the one in the tutorial – I created about 15 rectangles, increased the Shear value to 20º and drew a wrapping rectangle that  caught the top of the sheared rectangles on the right and took it down so that it ‘trapped’ whole rectangles instead of catching chopped off ends.

It rendered better. The principles are the same 🙂