Flow on Revolved Surface

 From:  Michael Gibson
4549.5 In reply to 4549.4 
Hi Mauro,

> so i'm working on a model by a complex pattern flowed
> on a revolved solid (i'll post soon..)
> i got compression on the pole areas and i hope next beta
> can solve this distorsion

The surface-to-surface mapping Flow will just follow the structure of the target surface.

So if there is compression in the target surface's structure like there is with a default sphere then that causes compression of the pattern.

If you want to avoid that, you would need to work with a surface that does not compress its top or bottom areas to a single point which is what a default sphere surface will do.

Maybe you need to use a rounded surface dome that is constructed in a different way than a sphere, something like a sweep of a profile and a rail like this:

- Michael