I realize this is not a new topic, but I haven’t seen a recent solution in my searches (FollowAndRotate plugin isn’t supported anymore apparently). I’m adding an antique lightning rod system to an old house model & the “wiring” is twisted square rod (see attached photo). I have no trouble generating straight runs, but the twisted rods have to be bent around the roofs, eves & to the ground. I’ve tried multiple ways of solving it like Shape Bender & Component Stringer with Curviloft, but the best seems to be Fredo’s Radial Bending. It takes a lot a work to string a long length of twisted rod around a house, but it’s possible. Any better suggestions? A Follow-Me kind of tool that would make this easy?
I’m not looking for anybody to do any work, just approach suggestions.
I’ve attached my lighting rod system file for reference.
LightingRodSystem.skp (4.6 MB)