How to model a pair of handlebars?

Is there a way to use the sketch and sweep tools (or another approach) in 3d space to create a pair of handlebars like you would see on a road bike. Drop handlebars for example. I’m having trouble figuring out how to transition a sweep or sketch from one plane to another. Thanks for any advice.

You simply need to create one side and mirror the other. Try this: Draw a circle. Use the “move tool” to move and make copies of the circle using the (+). Move and rotate the circles in a half hazard arc. Then use the loft tool to loft from circle to circle.

Also try this: draw a flat line with 2 lines and 2 arcs kinda like a handlebar. Using the move tool, move the anchor point to where the lines connect and rotate to make the flat line twist into 3d space.





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Thank you. That is completely understandable. I’ll give it a try. Much appreciated!