Flow Along Surface broken?


#1

Is flowalongsurface broken in the most recent build of V5? Seems to me the last time I used it it had many more options. It also doesn’t flow. It just places rigidly at a weird angle.


#2

“Rigid” is one of the options, set it to No and it should work as you expect, I don’t remember it really having many others.


#3

Doesn’t work here. I have the word ‘Continent’ extruded and follow all of the prompts ‘AND’ have rigid turned off. It doesn’t even come close to the way it used to work.


#4

Seems to be working here, we’d have to see a file. Is your ‘base surface’ oriented correctly?

Jim


#5

I tried it in V4 and it seems to not be doing what I expect it to there also…so. I must be doing something wrong. Or maybe was using a different function before. I basically want to take a word and fit it into a curved surface and deform it to the shape of the new surface. Is there a better tool to do this with?


#6

That’s the command…you have your base plane, that’s used to ‘map’ the text onto the target surface, that the letters are sitting on flat?


#7

I got it figured out. I created my ‘to’ surface from a trim instead of a rail sweep.