Forming to a Shape

(Drste) #1

Greetings,
I wonder if there is someone who could help me with a problem. I’m trying to bend a material around a form. I have tried shapekeys, bend modifier, and hook modifier. With all of these I can get a result but not a realistic one. The medium being bent stretches when in reality it should bend around the form and essentially retain it’s length, apart from that lost around the bend, which is a small amount. The material I’m using is vinyl at approx. 4mm thick. I’ve been using a plane to bend with a solidify modifier to create the thickness. If anyone can help me create a realistic representation of what I’m attempting to do for my upcoming presentation, it would be much appreciated. (Please see my crude GIF animation attached)

Thank you,
Don

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(Jerzy Górski) #2


if this is what you mean, I’m sending a blend file.
please let me know if you ahve any trobules or if you use different blender version
bending plane.blend (624.9 KB)

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(Drste) #3

Thank you
I’ll have a look.

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(Drste) #4

It does look like the result I need.

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(Drste) #5

Jerzy,

Thank you very much for your kind reply and for supplying me with your blend file.
I will study it to see if I can understand how it works, and apply it to my presentation project.

Again, thank you very much.

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