How to bend a rounded rectangle correctly on Illustrator?


Question

I have a rounded rectangle with corner radius that completely covered the sides. See below:

Rounded Rectangle

I want to bend this so it is wrapping a circle. I can't seem to do it without messing with the caps.

I tried making this a brush and apply it to a stroke, here is the result:

bent

Notice the caps are deformed.

Any idea?

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8/6/2014 10:22:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You might consider this "cheating", but in that situation I would just apply a very thick stroke to a line and add rounded end caps:

Stroke settings

Illustrator screenshot

You can always expand the stroke if you need to manipulate it as a shape

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8/6/2014 10:39:00 PM

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