Bezier curve and my shrinkwrap setting. when I click the Target dropdown, there are not objects and manual select does not work either

Hiya! I am extremely new Blender, and in particular Bezier curves. I found a tutorial which shows how I could use the shrinkwrap modifier to snap the "ribbon" around another object, so I was hoping to do that here.

I have created a bezier curve and have adjusted to preferred general features to what I am after, but when I've tried to add the Shrinkwrap modifier and select a target, I am unable to.

I am sure it's likely an error on my end but I am struggling to figure what I've done wrong as I'm completely new to Bezier curves as a whole hahah.

If someone could help out that would be awesome ~ for context I am making a model for a 3D printing pipeline so Topography mapping etc is not an issue here.

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    $\begingroup$ you can only shrinkwrap on meshes. Is it possible that you have only curves? If you want a precise answer and that we don't have to guess what's going on, it would be very helpful if you edit your question and add a link to the tutorial and upload your blend file -> you can do that by opening blend-exchange.com and follow instructions $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Dec 13, 2022 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ ... and if you you're aiming at solving the particular case of a nice regular spiral on a curve... there's a better way. $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Dec 13, 2022 at 11:10


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