Maya Modeling Question - bending a premade airpipe along an curve

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  1 Week Ago
Maya Modeling Question - bending a premade airpipe along an curve

Hello CGsociety, new here and new to Maya.
I need some help from the pros. it might sound silly, and super easy to do, but I can't seem to wrap my head around it and couldn't find a way to do it Googling for answers.
what i am trying to do. is take an already made object (in my case it's an oxygenpipe for a little astronaut model imtrying to do) ,to bend along a curve i made (basically the way i want this airpipe to flow from point A to point B.

now should be simple right?attach to motion path and then flow along motion path.
the problem is .the pipe i made keep freackingout and deform in ways i don't want and other horrors.

is there some other way to do it?
or is this is the way can anyone help me with the input I'm supposedto write in the options window, please?

yea the model mostly from a video guide from pluralsight(just modifying it and trying stuff)

  1 Week Ago
The air pipe isn't going to conform to the shape of the motion path, just travel along it. Try Curve Warp instead:

Curve Warp Deformer
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