I'm trying to repeat a mesh around a path to make a necklace. It fails when I apply the curve modifier, because the mesh doesn't repeat around the curve.
Here's what I did:
I created a bezier circle and added a shrinkwrap modifier. I set the shrinkwrap to "Project" and the direction to "Negative". This works fine:
I added a torus shape and created an array modifier. I set the fit type to "fit curve" and select the curve.
Then I added curve modifier to the torus shape and selected the curve. But instead of the mesh following the curve, it follows a different path:
It should be following the curve.
I tried applying the shrinkwrap modifier, but this just gets an error message ("Applied modifier only changed CV points") and it corrupts the shape of the curve.
How do I fix this? Or is there a better way to repeat a mesh (the ring) around another mesh (the body)?
EDIT: As requested, here's an image of the mesh with the origin visible: