I am using the Data Transfer Modifier to make a flat bevel appear like a curved bevel.
There is an original object and a beveled object. The beveled object has the modifier on it. The modifier is taking the flat face normals from the original and using them to flatten out the shading on the parts that are not beveled.
When I click 'Apply' the effect disappears instead of being applied.
There are also two options in the Operator Panel that I don't fully understand. It can be applied as Object Data or as a New Shape. If I try to Apply it as a New Shape I get an error message saying: "Only deforming modifiers can be applied to shapes."
Is this the intended behavior of the Data Transfer Modifier, and if so, why is it like this?