Is there a non-destructive way to make these leaves rotate upward gradually? I've used an array modifier with an object offset to rotate and scale them and a constant offset on the z axis to raise it up. I've tried to illustrate what I mean with the annotations.
- subdivide the cube
- add simple deform
- add an empty,the origin of the cube shows the point you want to rotate around, and turn the Z-axis of emtpy to the direction you want to rotate around.
- set the simple deform as I shown.