I have created two cables that wrap around each other.

I want to apply a foil shield, so I created a cylinder, deleted the top and bottom faces then applied a shrink wrap modifier.

It worked, however, the top and bottom of the wrapped cylinder (marked in red) is distorted instead of a nice straight top and bottom edge, I really wanted a straight line. Please see the reference images.

[before wrap

after wrap

  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried different wrap methods. Above looks like "Nearest Surface Point". $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Dec 16, 2019 at 15:19
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the quick reply... Yes, I have selected all of the options $\endgroup$
    – A B
    Commented Dec 16, 2019 at 15:24

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I went through the options, with the same successs :( so ... what about Booleans?

  • to help a bit topology, use Simple Deform Modifier > Twist
  • ShrinkWrap >
  • Smooth Modifier > Repeat 5
  • add a Cube and for Cylinder add Boolean Modifier > Intersect

(if you plan to move Cylinder, would be better to parent (Ctrl+P) Cube to Cylinder)

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  • to smooth surface - search for Smooth Shading
  • fix for edges shading - go to Properties Editor > Object Data > Normals > Auto Smooth

(like that Subsurface Modifier probably is not needed in this case)

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks so much! $\endgroup$
    – A B
    Commented Dec 16, 2019 at 23:51
  • $\begingroup$ Vklidu, thanks for the detailed instructions. Now I can't even get the foil to wrap correctly. I dont know what i've done differently. I even downloaded your blender file and copied it to no avail. Please see link (ibb.co/bzgChsh) $\endgroup$
    – A B
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I'm not sure what I see on screenshot, send me the blend, but first check Transform > Scale if its set in all axis (XYZ) to 1 if not Apply (Ctrl+A) Scale. Or set manually back to 1 and extend cylinder by array modifier. Seems to me like you scaled the cylinder object in Z axis. $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ I have uploaded a file, with the issues as described, be grateful if you can take a look? FILE HERE $\endgroup$
    – A B
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 10:54
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    $\begingroup$ Your cables used Scale Transformation, as I sayed Ctr+A solved distortion. Fixed file gofile.io/?c=ZlQ8jS $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 22:39

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