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I have made these steps and I'd like to fit them better to the curved shape of the structure they are attached to by bending them to a curve. Is there a tool that would allow me to do this in one go? How would one go about doing this?

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  • $\begingroup$ If you already know the way by using curve, you may also consider using Lattice + Proportional Editing. $\endgroup$ – Leon Cheung Aug 7 '15 at 10:40
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I would Select the Edge I want the stairs to be,

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Then I would duplicate the edge and convert it into a curve by pressing AltC - 'Curve from Mesh/Text',

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and Finally I would give the stairs Curve Modifier, and as an object to deform with I would select my Curve.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for this, but it doesn't work for me. Perhaps I am missing something you didn't mention. Even when I create a new mesh plane and attempt to do this, the curve modifier doesn't do anything except move my object to a point a mile away from where it was. What am I missing here? $\endgroup$ – marklovin Aug 7 '15 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ Select the object and move it where you want it to be, it will adjust by itself $\endgroup$ – A.D. Aug 7 '15 at 10:54

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