Learn about and understand how to use grouping in Microsoft Paint 3D. In this video, George shows how to group objects in Paint 3D to keep scenes organized. He shows how to create multiple groups as well as how to ungroup.
- [Instructor] As we get more and more objects in our scene, we may want to organize them, and, to do this, we can use what is called grouping. So, let me show you how this works. So, I'm going to create a simple scene here. I'm going to go into 3D and I'm going to select this gold color and let's create a simple sphere. And I'm going to place this at the center of my canvas. And I'm going to actually take some stickers here and I'm just going to make this into a sun.
We're going to create a simple sun. So, we're going to give our sun a nice happy face. And I'm going to select this eyebrow here and turn it around and make it into a smile. So, now, this is supposed to be a sun. So, a sun is supposed to cast rays on the scene. So, I'm going to go ahead and start drawing some rays. So, I'm going to go into my 3D menu and go to 3D doodle and I'm going to select a soft edge doodle and I'm going to make this more of a yellow color, rather than a gold.
At the very top here, I'm going to draw a ray. So, I'm going to go ahead and just make it like a little triangle and then I'm going to make an arc that matches. Let me try that one more time. Make a little triangle and then close that up. There we go. So, now I have this simple ray, but I need to distribute this all the way around to get the effect that I want.
Well, I can do that by copying and pasting, so I can copy this, paste it, and then, if I want, I can say Flip vertical and then position this one at the bottom. Now, if I want to make this go a little bit more quickly, I can do what's called a multi-select and select multiple ones of these, but another way to do that is to do what's called a group. So, if I create a group, what it does is it organizes these two objects into one.
So, now, once this is grouped, I can click on any one of these and it will select both of them. So, I can copy and paste that group and then just rotate it 90 degrees to get this side. And then paste it again, rotate it approximately 45. And then paste it one more time and then rotate it 45 in the other direction. So, now, I have all of these rays that are surrounding the sun, but if I were to select the sun and move it, well, it's still not connected to everything.
So, if I want, I can select all of this and then just group it. So, now, I've got one group that has everything, so I can now move the sun and the rays will go along with it. Now, if I want to undo this, I can select this and just do an ungroup. And, when I do, now the actual sun itself is separate and then each one of these is also separate. So, I can have groups and I can have groups of groups.
So, I can nest this as much as I want. So, I'm going to go ahead and just select all and group it and so now I have a sun and all I have to do is select that and move it around. So, if you're creating models that have multiple objects, grouping can really help you to organize your scenes.
- Drawing 3D objects
- Painting on 3D objects
- Using stickers
- Working with text
- Adding effects
- Importing and exporting