This is a link for a necklace I am working on. The parts consist out of stainless steel, riveted together with gold rivets.
In order for me to be able to do a proper “Flow along Curve”,
I have to do a Boolean union of the parts, otherwise this happens. In this example the parts are in a Group.
You can see the major distortion of the individual steel parts very well in the top link. The three steel parts are supposed to be in a straight line. The gold rivets are also slightly out of place.
When I do a Boolean union of the stainless steel parts, this distortion does not happen and all the steel parts stay straight, the way they are intended to. The gold rivets are still slightly out of place.
When I Boolean union the gold parts to the steel parts, the resulting part is either all gold or all steel. I have not been able to avoid one or the other from happening.
My question is, is there a way to do a boolean union so the individual parts keep their characteristics, or is there a way to glue them (a term from my previously used 3D modeling program), or group them together, so that when I do a Flow along curve this distortion does not happen.