I've been looking for a solution for several hours but got no luck..

Is there a way to make the camera's footstep smaller when moving "follow path"? (camera moves along a curve)

Put it another way, how can I decrease the distance on the curve that the camera moves between two frames? (in python script)

By default it moves way too fast...

  • $\begingroup$ In python script? It is easy outside of a script $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Apr 21, 2015 at 17:49

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With the curve selected; Select the Object Data tab in the Properties window, In the Path Animation panel change the Frames value, higher values result in a slower follow speed. enter image description here

This value can be modified in python using the following line;

bpy.data.curves["NurbsPath"].path_duration = X

where NurbsPath is the name of your curve, and X is the value you would like to set.

  • $\begingroup$ Yep, that is how you do it. The OP said something about doing it from a script though. $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Apr 21, 2015 at 17:53
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    $\begingroup$ yes! bpy.data.curves["NurbsPath"].path_duration = X the X is exactly what the Frames in picture $\endgroup$
    – diodeBucks
    Apr 21, 2015 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ I get an error message when I try to add a keyframe to the Evaluation Tine. $\endgroup$ Aug 23, 2016 at 22:07

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