How to change the colour of a wire frame in Adobe Illustrator?


I have a letter, which I converted into a wire frame, now I want to change the colour of wireframe, but no reliable option found so far.

8/4/2014 5:13:00 PM

Accepted Answer

If you've merely created outlines of the type to generate your 'Wireframe" then simply change the stroke color.

If you have indeed used the 3D Effect and set it to "wireframe", then do the following:

  1. Group the type
  2. Add a new stroke via Appearance panel above the [content] item in the panel
  3. Change the color of this new stroke

With these steps the 3D effect and the type both remain live and editable but the wireframe color changes.

If you've used some other method to "covert into a wireframe" you need to explain what you've done.

8/4/2014 5:34:00 PM

I'm going out on a limb and suppose you've created the wireframe using the Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel effect. In that case:

Unfortunately, there is no way of doing this and keep the 3D effect editable. You can Object > Expand Appearance the wireframe object, and then change the stroke colour on the resulting group of lines.