Hello, I am new here
I have a problem during creating very basic model - light bulb attached to wire. I have already created models of bulb and wire segment, now I want to make full-length wire and attach it to bulb.
To do it, I have added Bezier curve and attached both ends to “empty” objects. Also, one of empties is parent of bulb object. This way, I got almost what I need - I could manipulate wire by moving two empty objects. Additionally, it would be always properly attached to bulb.
The problem is that now, I cannot properly align wire object to curve. I am adding two modifiers for wire segment: “Array” and “Curve”. I have two problems with that:
Despite of setting “Fit Curve” to my Bezier curve, wire segment does not duplicate properly (it’s lengths is much much shorter that curve’s; I have set “Fixed count” as a temporary workaround).
Wire does not follow Curve properly. When I move the down “empty” object, I would like only the down of wire to move. Unexpectedly, it moves it’s start point along the axes. I don’t know why this happens.
I am attaching .blend file and screen of my project. On the screen, it is visible, that my wire starts not in the place where Bezier curve starts. I hope someone will be able to solve my (probably obvious for more advanced users) problem.
bulb.blend (1.08 MB)
PS. On my 3D-View, I have some strange, always visible rectangle, made by red dotted lines. I have added it by some hotkey I pressed by accident and now, I don’t know what is it. How can I remove it?