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Radius on beveled curve incorrect

The bevel depth (the radius of the tube) is set to 9cm but it actually isn't when compared to the background grid. This is is confirmed by importing it into sketchup and scaling it to the proper units ...
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What are the practical differences between beziers, nurbs and paths?

I know that Beziers, Nurbs curves and Paths have different controls: Bezier handles have control over tangents, and the curve always touches the control point. Nurbs curves don't touch the control ...
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Piping cream through a piping tip

I would like to simulate piping of a cream through a piping tip. I modeled the piping tip as you can see. I added a soft body to the cylinder, and then I set the piping to collision. But for some ...
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Loft tool in blender 2.8

I am using cinema and 3ds and I am amazed from Blender 2.8 UI upgrade and I am trying to switch to Blender. As I am a newbie in Blender I am trying to do some lofting but I haven't found any ...
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Extrude edge loop along the 'average edge normal' direction

I have a following setup: a curve aligned to one of the main axes (e.g. z), so every vertex of that curve has z = same value. I want to extrude and offset the new vertices along the direction locally ...
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How can i thicken a path? [duplicate]

So i have made a path and i have no idea how to make it thicker, Normally with meshes you scale them with S, but its my first time doing something with paths so i have no idea how to make them thicker....
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2.8 Curve bevel and taper scaling issues [duplicate]

I'm trying to design jewellery in mm scale so I have set my scene length to be millimetres. So far, mostly so good I think. Importing and SVG is no longer in um scale - yay. I'm not quite sure of the ...
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How do I extrude a shape along a curve in Blender 2.8

I can't find any posts on how to extrude a shape along a curve in Blender 2.8. Let's say I wanted to make a curved pipe. In Blender 2.7 I used 2 curves (1 path and 1 shape). With the path selected, ...
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Changing section shape of a torus to produce a wheel rim in v2.72

I am new to blender (v2.72). I wish to create a multi-spoked wheel as used on sportscars etc since 1900s. The rim section is a stepped flattened v. In programs like solidworks and ansys I could draw ...
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Making a chain with changing size

I want to make a chain with an increasing thickness or a increasing size. Increasing thickness would be better, but a changing size is also okay because it effects also the thickness. What I have so ...
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How to solidify edges

I have a complex mesh with only vertices and edges that I want to solidify. The problem is I just want to solidify edges (not any faces) to have some kind of fat wireframe model (i.e. just every ...
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How to Taper a coil?

I created a simple coil/spring using the "Screw" modifier. Is there a way to "taper" the coil so it gets smaller on one end? Explanation: I created an Xmas tree in Blender. Now I ...
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How to animate text over a twisted mesh (or text flowing along an infinity loop)

Do you know I can do something like this? How to animate text over a twisted mesh, or Text flowing along an infinity loop I get that there is a shape (cube / rectangle / cylinder being extruded, ...
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pipe which has non-uniform cross-section

I want to create a shape like a pipe, like below image and blend file. I created the mesh below in Houdini, but I could deal with it only in simple case, and I couldn't improve it any more in Houdini....
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Creating pipes with a bezier

I am trying to create pipes, however, I don't understand how the bezier works so I've only been able to create pipes with some simple extrusion. I would like to know how I would like to know how to ...

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