I've tried all afternoon to create these thick black (which will be 3D) interlocking chain links and have had no success. I've tried recreating the chains in pieces, I tried using the scissor tool, but every time when I make it 3D, the main problem is that each link in the chain is both in front of, then underneath the other links next to it.
How do I create this realistic interweaving effect?
Do I have to pick a different software? I have all the suite, so I can do that, but all the tutorials I watched today were a total waste of time, they didn't give me answers for this 3D spatial problem.