I have a default sphere and created ornamental design. I want to coil or wrap on the sphere. I tried shrinkwrap modifier but it did not work. Is there any other i can coil or wrap the design on the sphere.

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Below Aladdin lamp is my model and i want to wrap on that lamp.

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1) Curve Modifier

For a simple sphere, I guess using the Curve modifier would be the best solution:

  • Create a bezier curve with the same circumference as your sphere
  • Add a modifier to your ornament and choose the curve as your Object in the modifier

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2) Surface Deform and Shrinkwrap modifiers

But as your shape is much more complex than a simple sphere, perhaps you could use this method:

  • Create a plane, subdivide it and place it behind your ornament,
  • Give your ornament a Surface Deform modifier, choose the plane as the Target, and bind it so that the plane will deform the ornament as you want.
  • Give to your plane a Shrinkwrap modifier, and choose your lamp as the Target so that the plane sticks to the shape and the ornament follows.
  • Disable the eye icon in the Shrinkwrap modifier and shift D > duplicate both your plane and ornament all around your object, according to the direction of your shape's normals.
  • Re-enable the eye icon for each Shrinkwrap modifier so that you can see the the ornaments sticking all around your shape.
  • Apply the modifiers you want, delete the planes.
  • As this method didn't use an array, your ornaments are not properly joined, if you need to do it, join them with ctrl J and use some W > Bridge.

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  • $\begingroup$ The sphere is just an example will that work that vase also same way $\endgroup$
    – atek
    Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ no you need to use a different technic, I'll try to find the best $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 14:19
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots check my related links under the question. $\endgroup$
    – cgslav
    Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ i have edit my question i want that ornamental on my Aladdin lamp. Read the question plz $\endgroup$
    – atek
    Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 14:31

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