Creating a semi-transparent 3D cube with borders in Illustrator
I'm trying to create a 3D cube with different colored borders and face-transparency(while keeping the borders 100% opaque) in Illustrator. Like so(the dotted lines on the backside aren't completely necessary, but would be nice too):
I've made the cube below using Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel, with "Draw hidden faces" checked, and making the fill semi-transparent:
I've tried fiddling with all of the color settings I can find for the original 2D square, but I'm having trouble getting a border to show and not extrude as well.
This is the cube with a border color defined on the 2D square & with the opacity of just the fill reduced:
Anyone know how to do this while keeping the cube/shape unexpanded, without hand-drawing each side, etc, or if it's even possible in Illustrator?
With what you've already done just select the cube and then do Object → Expand Appearance and you can fine tune whatever you'd like.
Alternatively you could've just
- Draw a square
- Duplicate the square
- Move the duplicate to your desired position
- Use Pen Tool to draw in remaining walls from corner to corner
- Adjust to taste