I cant relocate the straps of a watch 3d model


I have the 3d model of a silicone watch strap and it comes with the straps on a specific position.

My problem is that I want to make the model “flat”. simulating that the straps are on a planar surface like a table or something.

I’ve been trying to achieve that position using cage edit, but to edit the straps I have to detach them from the whole 3d model, and when I change it’s position the end of the strap that is united with the watch casing does not blend and they look like 2 different pieces sticked together.

Anyone know a command or process to get what I need?

This is the watch band 3d model.

And this is how it loks like with the cage edit

Thanks for your help!

Hello - please export that part of the model to a new file and post it here.


Hello Pascal,

Here Is the file with that part of the model

Strap issue.3dm (2.6 MB)

Hi Raimundo - is this after deforming? If so can I have a version from before? Or is the idea that you got the model like this and you want to fix it?



I’m attaching the model before and after the modification. As I said, the only way I fount to move the strap to the position I wanted was cage edit, but to edit that part I had to separte the strap ftom the whole watch band, but originally they are one piece.

Hope this help to explain my issue

Strap issue before-after.3dm (4.3 MB)

Hello - see if the attached file gets at what you need - the control object is a curve - I see this only makes sense in the Right view, since the strap is way off the Cplane, but you’ll get the idea.
Strap issue before-after_PG.3dm (3.0 MB)


Hello Pascal,

Yes thats what i need and coudn´t achieve when the strap was attached to the whole band.

I was trying to make it on the Right view too. How did you do it? Cpuld you explain me with images or a video so i can reply it to the original model?

Thank you very much!

Hi Raimundo - see the attached file - I made a line and rebuilt the line, and arranged the points as you see. If you use CageEdit and select this curve as the control object, I think you can get what you need.

Strap issue before-after_PG.3dm (2.5 MB)


Thanks for your help Pascal!

I was able to position them as I needed.