I need to move a mesh along a curve. I followed the steps in this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z0AD_iXr1I because is very similiar to what I want to do, but when I apply the curve modifier my mesh deforms. These are the screenshots before and after:

Before applying curve modifier

After applying curve modifier

Thanks for your help!

  • $\begingroup$ If you actually want to move an object along a curve, try this. As for the deformation, it seems like your object might be positioned strangely, but it's hard to say. Could you upload your .blend? $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 6:22
  • $\begingroup$ Hi! Yes, my .blend is here: pasteall.org/blend/28260 $\endgroup$
    – Andrea
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 6:53

1 Answer 1


There are several problems:

  • The origins of the curve and the object need to be in the same place.

  • The cylinder is rotated slightly, try rotating it so that it is horizontal.

  • The curve is scaled and rotated. You can fix this by pressing CtrlA> Rotation & Scale with the curve selected.


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