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Adobe Illustrator indentation/impression shaded/lit effect

I've been trying to work out how to create a similar indentation effect in Illustrator. I'm fine with creating the shapes, rotating them around a circle (Rotate > 360/12 > copy)...

...but I'm struggling with creating the illusion of depth.

I've been experimenting with drop shadow, strokes, opacity and bevel/extrude but am missing the right combination of effects to replicate this light highlighting and dark shadowing. What are the tool options for this effect?

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Shadows

Menu Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel

Shadows

Highlights

Menu Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow

Highlights

Result

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    Thank you! That looks great. I did play around with both Extrude and Bevel and Drop Shadow but evidently failed to combine them correctly! :) – mindshaft Jan 31 at 7:48

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