Path Deform Modifier Enquiry - can't seem to work


Hey everyone,

Need some advice regarding path deform modifier!

Goal: I wanted to create stitches on my bag, where the spline is the bag strap edge, and the object is multiple stitches.

After adding ‘path deform’ modifier to object, select path & ‘move to path’, the resulting effect however is either

  • have the correct shape BUT floats above the spline, & cant seem to get down OR
  • just doesnt match the spline, its just a straight line

I’ve tried the steps from autodesk forum, to center both spline & object to pivot, reset xform and collapse all, but still does not work.

(Cam’t seem to add pics)

Hope to gain some enlightenment from this issue, thank you in advance!!