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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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