I'm trying to use a Curve which is under the submenu Curve Profiles > Helix (3D). Is anyone familiar with how to use this? I can't find much about it.
I am trying to create a spiralling helix curve of climbing leaves, as you can see in this picture:
In my setup there is a base set of 8 leaves on the lower right. These are joined to make one base object. This object has an array modifier that uses Object Offset with an Empty to control the rotation of each iteration of the Array. As you can see there is also a curve modifier using the Helix object to create the helixical path of the array iterations.
With the Helix(3D) curve profile, I can't see a way to tell it to make more than one twist of the Helix. Only Height and Width dimensions.
How can I increase the twists in the Helix to 2 or 3 such that the leaf array will keep following the curve. When it reaches the top it stops following the curve and reiterates in a straight line, like this:
The iterations stop curving at the end of the Helix curve. I have tried adding an Array modifer to the curve as well, but the next iterations don't join up. If I convert the curve to a mesh I cannot use the Curve Modifier with it, nor can I merge the two end vertices. This would also result in an imperfect helix most likely.
How do I generate more twists in the Helix(3d) Curve profile?
Or any other methods you might use to achieve the same result?