This question is based on a question I have posted here previously: Adobe Illustrator: Creating an helix
In Illustrator, I am able to create the following tube-like shape, by creating a blend out of two circular shapes by giving them a gradient stroke:
How can I turn a tube like this into a helix? In other words, I want the tube to follow the path of a helix.
EDIT: As one of the commenters suggested, replacing the spine of the blend with the path of the helix actually works fine, here's the result: