Rotate an Object on a 3D Canvas in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    You should have Illustrator open and a document ready.
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    You can create a three-dimensional object using the "Extrude and Bevel".
    There is another VisiHow tutorial on how to do that.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow on the top-left side of the toolbar to select the object.
    You can also use different selection tools if you are working with more complicated shapes.
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    Click the object.
    A thin blue frame with corners will appear, which means that the object is now selected and ready for editing. As the object was created from a two-dimensional shape, the frame will select the latter.
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    Click "Effect" at the top of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "3D" within the "Illustrator Effects" section.
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    Click "Rotate..."
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    If a pop-up box appears explaining that a new effect will take place, simply click "Apply New Effect".
    This will allow you to rotate objects on a three-dimensional canvas.
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    A small dialogue box will appear, which you can click and drag away from your canvas.
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    Check the "Preview" box in the bottom-left corner.
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    You can click the "Position" drop-down menu.
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    Click the desired position.
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    You can also change the object position by clicking and dragging the cube underneath "Position".
    The blue side indicates the frontal part of the shape.
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    Otherwise, you can adjust the angles by clicking the circles to the right side of the cube or manually typing the degree.
    This just changes the view from which you will see the three-dimensional object.
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    Then, you can click the "Surface" drop-down menu to adjust the surface material.
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    You can click either "No Shading" or "Diffuse Shading".
    This will help exaggerate where different sides and corners are by adding a realistic effect.
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    Then, click "OK" to apply the rotation.
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