I would like to model a bandsaw blade cutting into a piece of wood. I don't need/want to model the whole saw. I just want to see the blade (a continuous band) rotate/spin around in an oval as it approaches the wood. How can I animate this?
I have shaped a cube into a long, thin mesh for the blade. I thought I could parent the blade to an empty, have the empty follow a curve (an oval), and then add a curve modifier to make the blade into an oval.
This didn't work as I had hoped. I've added a link to a screen capture to show what happened.
I am using Blender 2.8.
Thanks for any help you can give me in understanding what did happen, and how I can create the animation I would like.