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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to make ends of a beveled curve sharp? [duplicate]

I want to make the ends of these curves sharp, and i want it to remain closed even if i move the bevel start and end point of the curves, the curves are generated by ivygen, i want to make it look ...
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How to change radius/weight of curve bezier?

try scaling, change radius, but its dont work scene link
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Looking for equivalent of Fusion 360 Sweep with Path and Guiderail in Blender

I am newbie to Blender and totally loving it. My focus to date has been on modeling and 3D printing. I was using Autodesk Fusion 360 but have moved all my projects to Blender except one. I created ...
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Freestyle: control the Thickness of stroked curve using Radius?

(My english isn't very good, do not hesitate to edit my question) I'm currently searching the best way to draw some 2D filled shape using Blender. For example: This image is a render from ...
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How to fill holes in Mesh from Curve from SVG

I am new to Blender but have been 3D printing for a while. I am trying to make my own model from an image to print a toy key for a piggy bank. I imported a SVG to get the shape of the key and ...
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Blender how to scale individual vertices on a curve? [duplicate]

I set a bevel on a curve, but supposedly there is a way to scale vertices of a curve so that they also scale the radius of the corresponding bevel. How can this be accomplished?
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Hair particle system converted into mesh doesn't render

I'm in cycles render. In "add modifier", I clicked on "convert", to transform the hair particle system into a mesh. The new mesh shows in the solid viewport shading, but not in the other render (...
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Curve modifier does not work when you merge another curve to the original curve

I am trying to make a roller coaster. I started with making a single piece of track, then added an Array Modifier, then Curve Modifier (where my curve was a simple NURBS curve). Now, wanted to add a ...
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Can you use curves to make a pretzel?

I want to make a pretzel but I can't seem to get a good idea of how to make one. I am wondering if you can use a curve and then put it on full bevel. Basically, is there a good way to shape it? Help ...
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How to curve cube/rectangular prism along path? Problem with distortion

Ok, so basically I need to create a low poly cord, where the actual cross section of the cord is always the same square shape/size but it can turn/bend at angles as I choose to model it. Ive looked/...
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Modify size of bevel object at certain points along path

I am creating a growing branch that will grow into my daughters name similar to the video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEAx3SbFaw The video tutorial shows how the tapered branch ...
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Creating an bevel inset on an imported SVG

I am trying to create an insetted bevel on an imported SVG in Blender. I so far have the SVG properly imported, and am applying a 0.02 bevel depth to its geometry, and a 32 resolution to that bevel so ...
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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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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 ...