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ThreeDFormat Object

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Represents a shape's three-dimensional formatting.

Using The ThreeDFormat Object

Use the ThreeD property to return a ThreeDFormat object. This example sets the depth, extrusion color, extrusion direction, and lighting direction for the 3-D effects applied to shape one in the active publication.

Sub SetThreeDSettings()
    Dim tdfTemp As ThreeDFormat

    Set tdfTemp = _

    With tdfTemp
        .Visible = True
        .Depth = 50
        .ExtrusionColor.RGB = RGB(255, 100, 255)
        .SetExtrusionDirection _
        .PresetLightingDirection = msoLightingLeft
    End With
End Sub


You cannot apply three-dimensional formatting to some kinds of shapes, such as beveled shapes. Most of the properties and methods of the ThreeDFormat object for such a shape will fail.