Bend a corner of the plane

To bend the corner of a plane like below, I tried using a curve modifier using a Bezier curve. But it was giving strange results. Some help please

Screenshot from 2022-08-03 10-51-40

I got very close to the above once. But most of my attempts were like this while trying curve modifier

Is this close to what you are aiming for?

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Hmm… grid, subdiv, curve modifier:

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Thanks. Image 2 is me using a subdivided plane (25) and curve modifier. Not sure where to use Grid, Geometry Nodes?

@Triple yes, image 1 is from a source I found on the internet.

I saw something like the image 1 for creating a 3D icon

So, here’s how I set up my example.

A plane subdivided diagonally.
A bezier curve animated along the Y-axis.

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Add → Mesh → Grid … an already subdivided plane… and for the rest … as @Triple did :slight_smile:

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This is my Curve Modifier setup, but giving odd results

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@Triple

Not sure how to subdivide diagonally

neither how to animated a curve along an axis.

Try this… diagonally … :
BendPlaneAtCorner.blend (98.6 KB)

or @Triple 's if he post the file…

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Thanks, how / where to use the Grid?

Thanks. If I may, any method other than curve modifier? I really find it hard to get curves into the shape I want. When I use extrude, I expect a straight line, but another bend curve appears and it spoils everything for me.

I understood the method, but shaping curves seems too much for me. Please see my output

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You gotta learn how to work with bezier curves, no way around it.

It really helps to select a point and then Scale it to zero on an axis (e.g. “S”->“X”->“0”) to make straight lines.

Also, look here:

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I got the idea from:

For the diagonal subdivision, try this trick:

Subdivide an uneven amount of times.
Then use the Un-subdivide function but reduce it from 2 to 1. This will create the diagonal subdivision. This method is also great for other uses like creating a knurled pattern etc.

Working with curves can be a bit fiddly, but I think it’s a good thing to get used to working with.
There are some great tutorials out there that breaks down various workflows when working with curves.

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