Transform Rectangle to Follow Curve


#1

How do you transform a rectangle to follow a curved path? (See attached file)

mainpattern.skp (1.4 MB)


#2

Is this the sort of thing you’re trying to achieve?

I did it quite quickly with Chris Fullmer’s Shape Bender which is in the Extension Warehouse.


#3

Another option would be the plugin FredoScale (or for more complex shapes: Flowify) …


#4

You can do this by hand with enough patience. Add a few vertical dividers (edges), then carefully select each section, and use the rotate tool. However, as mentioned an extension makes it easier once you have learned to use the extension.