I am trying to use the simple deform modifier in combination with an array modifier and i want to have a circular object with its symmetry axis at the grid's center. In order to do that i add an empty at the center and set the origin point of the simple deform modifier to be controlled by that empty. As a result i get an eccentric circular object like the one shown in the picture.
Instead i would like to get that "circle" centered at the empty without applying the modifier and centering the object manually.( Something tells me that choosing the empty as the origin of the deformation should do what i want right away but it doesn't).
Below is an example of what i am trying to achieve without applying the modifier though.