How do I bend a cylinder?

How do I smoothly bend a cylinder mesh to fit a certain contour?

you need to subdivide it along axis of bend

happy bl

What about a nubis curve or path?

same thing
you cannot bend an edge it has to be subdivided !

happy bl

Can you recommend a video tutorial demonstrating this?

Here is a video for you.


You can also convert Verties - Your contour to a Curve make the cylinder and Convert it back to a Mesh…:slight_smile:


Two crazy possibilities:

The Lattice object, as a parent.

The “cylinder” is actually a Bezier Curve, with a profile that makes it look like a cylinder.