I don't know how to make tied knots, for example when I want to make shoe lace. Someone can help me, please? Thank you (:

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    $\begingroup$ using a curve with bevel and taper object, and... be patient ! $\endgroup$ – lemon Aug 15 '16 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ Someone may have a better idea... or some trick to do quickly a 'real knot'... or the torus knot addon may help too (have a try). There is two version of this addon torus knot and torus knot plus $\endgroup$ – lemon Aug 15 '16 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah! I'm going to get this addon right now, big thanks!! :D $\endgroup$ – YôL Aug 15 '16 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ ... found a quicker way... I write an answer in a minute... $\endgroup$ – lemon Aug 15 '16 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ okay! I didn't find the "torus knot" addon more! :/ $\endgroup$ – YôL Aug 15 '16 at 14:24

You can start with a simple mesh which roughly defines the knot shape, which for now is flat. Top view here:

top view

Then give it some relief and add a subsurf modifier, still roughly :

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Now, convert it to a curve :

  • Alt+C then curve from mesh
  • Enter edit mode, set the curve type to bezier then the handles to auto
  • Now set some bevel to the curve

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Doing this, you may have some adjustments to do, but initial vertices (in "mesh mode") are much more easy to manipulate than starting with a curve from the beginning :

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  • $\begingroup$ Wooow! You've made it, I feel much better, you save me!!! $\endgroup$ – YôL Aug 15 '16 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ How would I use this method to make a moebius loop? $\endgroup$ – Leonardo-Paradox Aug 17 '16 at 6:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Leonardo-Paradox, I don't know if this method is appropriated for a moebius loop. You should ask another question, this is the principle in BSE (as the comments are not intended to be used like in a forum). If you do, be sure to add some pictures or drawings about the final result you want. In this new question you can refer/link to this one if you think it is needed. $\endgroup$ – lemon Aug 17 '16 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Leonardo-Paradox, but for now I see no way to do it with this method (curve twisting problem). $\endgroup$ – lemon Aug 17 '16 at 6:50

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