I wanted to make a ribbed edge to a container lid. I started with a plane and subdivided a couple of times and extruded the a couple of sections. I then added the array modifier to give me the desired circumference and then used simple deform to wrap it in a circle. This is what I get.

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I was expecting to have the ribbed edge outward, sort of like a cylinder. What I got was flat. I can't seem to find a combination of settings in array modifier or simple deform to make this work out how I want.

How can I change the orientation of the Simple Deform to make this like a cylinder?

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    $\begingroup$ what happens if you rotate it 90° on the X axis in Edit mode? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Oct 27, 2020 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ That did it! Thank you. If you want to submit that as a question, I'll mark it as the correct answer. $\endgroup$ Oct 27, 2020 at 18:58

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Select your object, go in Edit mode and rotate it 90° on the X axis.


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