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I'm trying to create something with 3D, never used this feature before. I'm trying to change the grey surface to a gradient. How can it be done?

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Create a Symbol for your gradient (just a rectangle with the gradient applied will do fine). You can then apply your symbol to one of the object surfaces using Map Art... in the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options.

Use Scale to Fit to stretch the gradient to the correct size of the suface. You'll have to do this for every surface on your shape.

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a gradient applied to the sides

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Ahh yes, the ever tasteful rainbow gradient :) –  Johannes Feb 12 at 18:16
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