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I want to place multiple objects with equal space on a circle to animate it later using the Follow Path constraint. Is there a easy way to achieve that?

Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ Please edit your question and provide some more vital information. Are you talking about different objects or identical objects? Have they roughly the same size? Equal space from the objects centers or equal space between the objects? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 19:30

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Instead of a follow path constraint, use a Ctrl + P > Follow Path type of parent on your object.

Adjust framing as necessary, then go to the 3D View Menu > Object > Animation > Bake Action. Tick to activate all the options.

Then with your object selected go to the Properties Window > Object Tab > Duplication > Frames

Dupliframes

Also see Is there a way to convert a constraint to a keyframe?

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! How can I let all of those objects placed on the frames move around the circle like the first object did? $\endgroup$
    – Skalibran
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 10:15
  • $\begingroup$ You could parent them again to the curve with thr Follow Path option, though you may have to deal manually with some sort of animation offset. Not sure. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 11:56
  • $\begingroup$ Well, what a chore. However, I need that one-time, so it will work fine for now. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Skalibran
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ See if this addon helps wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Animation/… I found it quite useful in a couple situations $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 17:52
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    $\begingroup$ Is there still no better way of doing this? $\endgroup$
    – spockerrs
    Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 12:05

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