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How can I duplicate a mesh along a curve?

I want to outline a curve in the form of text with a mesh (UV-sphere, cube etc.). How can I do that while saving mesh geometry without using the Curve modifier?
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Repeating objects along a path

Is it possible to repeat my track object along a path? I tried using the method shown here Extrude along path using an array and then a curve modifier, but this happened when I added the curve ...
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Pipe with round caps (ends)?

I was trying to make a pipe with rounded cap or ends. Something like in the image, where I just added to spheres as "ends". I've already surfed the internet a little and it looks like an uncovered ...
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Object follow a square path?

Okay so I know about half of how to do this. So I made a plane, then converted it to a path with Alt-C. Then I made another plane and made many loop cuts with Ctrl-R and the scroll wheel. Then I used ...
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Multiple extrude along curve

I'm attempting to write an addon that will perform multiple extrusions along a curve. Perhaps there is a simpler way that already exists but in case there isn't I am trying to do the following: ...
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Bending a railway line

I'm entirely new to Blender and am learning as I go, so I need a bit of step-by-step guidance please. I'm working on some voxel based graphics, creating them in MagicaVoxel, exporting as .obj files ...
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Extrude along an edge loop by vertex

I have two mesh objects. I want to extrude one object in such a way that it traces another object. I could have sworn I'd seen this done in a tutorial once, but I can't remember how and can't find it ...
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How can I use a pivot circle instead of a pivot point

As a follow up question to my previous question: How to obtain the following topology? Question I start the with topology that resulted from the previous question: How can I use a pivot circle ...
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How do you extrude a mesh so it sweeps another object

I'm working on a bobsled roller coaster in No Limits 2 and I have a 3d spline that follows the track. I'm using blender to make the half cylinder that replaces the existing track to make it look like ...
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How to copy an object along a path [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender, coming for 3DS Max, is it possible in Blender to copy an object along a path with specific parameters? Such as count of copies and orientation?
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Modelling a steel structure frame [duplicate]

I am trying to design a steel structure frame, like this: Obviously, I can model individual beams of different length and arange them, however, it feels like there should be an easier way. My ...