CFL Shape Bender Constraint

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#1

I am looking into some advice on how to clean up the CFL Shape Bender Tool. Here is what I am working on:

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Whenever I try to bend the shape to a curve, the object ends up losing its form. Think of trying to bend a rectangular plane to a C-shaped curve. The rectangle will lose its “squareness” when it gets put through the shape bender.


#2

Not quite sure what the link you have in your post is, but it is not a SKP file nor an image. You may want to try posting again, so we can give you a hand.


#3

I’m just guessing since there isn’t anything to see in your post but you’re getting something like shown below.

If that’s what you’re referring to, ShapeBender gets a little over-zealous with Soften/Smooth sometimes. You can quickly fix it by opening the bent component for editing. Select all of the geometry, right click on it and choose Soften/Smooth. Click outside the component to exit the edit mode. You may need to soften coplanar or better yet, erase any coplanar edges.