Flowify

by Mark Kingsnorth in Addons



What is Flowify?

Flowify is a Blender add-on for 3D modelers that can bend an object to a surface object that has evenly spaced four sided faces and four corners or are cylindrical in nature. A simple flat reference grid is used to guide the deformation.

This enables the creation of interesting objects that could be challenging to model otherwise.

To use, create the following objects:

  1. The Source Object is the object you wish to bend.
  2. The Source Grid is a flat reference plane used to guide the bending.
  3. The Target Surface is either a 4 sided, 4 faced surface you wish to bend to, or an open cylinder.

Then select the Source Object and run Flowify from the right-click menu. Choose a matching corner between the Source Grid and the Target Surface.  Flowify will then generate the result for you.

For more detailed information see the Overview Video or read the Step By Step guide.

This Add-On is based on the Flowify Sketchup plugin of the same name, which is in turn based on the MoveAlongSurf command in Rhino.


Features

  • Edit the Source Object and the result will be automatically updated.
  • Edit the Target Surface and the result will automatically update as well.
  • Works on flat and cylindrical surfaces.
  • Materials are also copied over.
  • Use on regular objects, instanced objects and text (As long as they have deformable topology).
  • Configure a Flowify modifier with additional options afterwards.
  • Use optionally in Blender’s Quad View mode.


Please Note...

  • The deformation will only be as good as a Source Object’s mesh topology: The mesh needs enough vertices and faces for it to deform well.
  • See the differences between this and my other surface matching add-ons Conform Object  and Mesh Materializer in the FAQ here.
  • Contact info@configurate.net if you have any questions.

Questions?

If you have any questions or issues do not hesitate to get in touch by clicking the 'Ask a Question' button on this page or by emailing info@configurate.net.

Documentation

Read the documentation at https://flowify-docs.readthedocs.io/

Updates

Version 1.1: Cylindrical Surfaces

Flowify now comes with the ability to bend objects around cylindrical surfaces as well.  See this update video:


You may also like...

  • Conform Object
  • Mesh Materializer
  • Curves to Mesh
  • Fit Lattice

  • ...or any of my other add-ons.

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    Published 3 months ago
    Blender Version 4.0, 3.6
    License GPL
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