### What is Isometric Anyways?

Isometric projection is a 3d method, being a form of ortographic projection; representing a **3** dimensional object in **2** dimensions.

In a bit simpler english; we can make 2d objects easily converted to 3d objects by adding equally measured perspectives. That’s what we will do to create our 3d vector icon =)

Here is what we will try to achieve:

##### Phase 1: Making the Square into a 3d Box with Isometric Projection

**1**– Okay. To do that, we will need a square first.

Open a new Illustrator document, preferably in cmyk color and draw a 100pt x 100pt square:

**2**– Next, we will need to duplicate that square 2 times to prepare the front left and front right sides of the box imitation:

**3**– Now we will rotate our top side isometrically to build the top side of the box.

To do that, let’s go to **effect** >** 3d** >** rotate** > select isometric top:

**4**– Ok now let’s do the same for the front left side with one difference; the rotation will be **isometric left**:

**5**– Same goes for the fron right side; rotating **isometric right**:

**6**– Now let’s **object** > **expand appearance** them to make the 3d rotated sides more editable:

**7**– We can now put them all together, to form a box:

Since we are almost done with the basic shape, we can move along with the effects to apply on it.