Curving a flat design


I have a flat design that I drew in SketchUp that I’d like to curve in the shape of a sphere/dome. Doesn’t need to be a complete sphere, but I’m designing a pendant and would like to curve what I have. The design is basically a circle. I looked at the drape tool and tried to use it but couldn’t figure it out.


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Here is my design:

I don’t really have an image of what I want, but the idea is that I want that image to be on the front of a sphere. The sphere will be hollow and I will cut out other parts of it, but the easiest way I could find to get the eye design I want was to do it flat. I’m not allowed to upload two photos in any case.

Here is a sphere pendant with a similar idea in the sense that the shell of the sphere is a design:

Try using a plug-in from Chris Fullmer called Shape Bender. It will bend a flat shape in one plane. If you need your shape to bend in two planes, you may want to try making the shape a texture and projecting it onto a spherical component. You can learn how to do that from SketchUp’s knowledge base.

I would suggest checking out Flowify.

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