I am trying to make a flowing twisting detail for a clothing set. If you look at photo #1 you will see that it is flushed against the characters arm. That is what I want. However , I do not want it to be in that shape. Photo #3 is how I want the detail to appear, flushed and twisting perfectly around the arm.
Photo #2 is simply the curve from photo #3, but with depth. Shrink wrap does not produce the desired effect.
The method used in photo #1 is simply selecting faces, duplicating and solidifying.
I have been trying to fix this for a very long time and nothing I do produces the desired effect. I obviously could just model and sculpt this, but being that I have hundreds of pieces that need this type of effect, I would like to complete this before the next decade.
Thanks for reading.