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I attempted to draw "vines" on top of my object in a spiral fashion via the bezier curve using the draw tool. I was striving to get one continous curve as I dynamically rotate my model . However, I could only do it in segments. I used both the 2d and 3d mouse.

For the attached pic I have nevertheless converted this curve to a mesh and remeshed it so as to avoid non-manifold geometry and it is now in 3d printable format. Unfortunately the segmented vines just dont look good. It would just be great if I could get a continuous curve. Perhaps some-one has some tips?

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  • $\begingroup$ to continue extruding a curve, move the cursor to the next point where you want a control point and use CTRL-right click. Would that work? $\endgroup$ Oct 13, 2021 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Marty Fouts: Im afraid that does not work. The curve just follows some random trajectory instead of my designated points. $\endgroup$ Oct 14, 2021 at 17:24

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what you maybe can try is this:

Model a new curve like your branch, add a archimedian spiral (is in a curves add-on), give...

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...this some turns and height and then ....

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...give your "branch" curve a curve modifier ...

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...and you can get this:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for this. I managed to create something like you have but I have no way of projecting it onto the topology of my target mesh with the draw tool in edit mode. Unless there is a tool for this projection outside of the draw tool? $\endgroup$ Oct 14, 2021 at 17:03

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