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Not sure if this is a good way to go about things; so any alternative approaches are welcome too.

I would like to distort a plane using multiple curves

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So the below plane would be bent "into" each of the curves in the image.

Thanks, Brent

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    $\begingroup$ A simple plane like that can't be deformed (by curves or otherwise) because it has no subdivisions and hence no deformable geometry that can be bent. Deforming with curves generally works well for linear elongated objects with main deformation along one axis. Deforming with two curves may be tricky and you are probably best off modelling it manually or through other means. $\endgroup$ May 7, 2017 at 21:46

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It's possible, but as Duarte said in his comment it may be painful and requires some experimenting. enter image description here

3 important things that you have to do:

  • subdivide your plane several times (being in Edit Mode press W-->Subdivide)
  • make sure the plane and both curves have the origin points placed in the same position
  • apply the transformations for all the objects (being in Object Mode press Ctrl+A-->Apply Rot&Scale)

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Now select the plane and give it two Curve modifiers (each one should have a different curve set as a target). Dissable the second modifier (eye icon). Check which deformation axis fits the first one. Fit the plane to the curve. Now enable the second one and do the same step as with the first one. enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ oh wow; thank you for the detailed walk through!!! $\endgroup$
    – brent
    May 8, 2017 at 6:56

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