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Questions about Bézier curves, a type of path with control points used to create smooth curves. Ask anything about how to create shapes and objects using bézier curves, manipulate the control points or its properties.

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why is the diameter different on these two Bezier curves using the same Bezier circle as a bevel object?

I have created three closed Bezier curves. The first, "loop" and the second "shape" are simple Bezier circle that have been scaled and the scale applied. The third, "knot", started out as a Bezier ...
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How Do I Texture Curves Using Generated Textures?

So I've been trying to texture this thing for the past month or so and I've made no progress at all. I'm trying to keep the bezier curve because it makes animating it much easier but I'm trying to add ...
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Stairs along bezier path [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to make a stair case along a complicated bezier curve. The stairs are just made of wooden planks, so it's simple model, I'm just having trouble keeping them all level and ...
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Flipping the direction of bezier curve path for a crown molding [duplicate]

I am trying to make a crown molding with bezier curves where I make a path along the wall, and then in Bevel object, selecting a profile of the molding that I made with another bezier curve. When I do ...
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Trying to make a plane follow a bezier curve

I'm trying get a plane to follow this form of bezier curve: Though I'm struggling getting the plane to actually follow the curve. It either does some weird bunching at the spiral or overflows at the ...
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Evenly distribute vertices in bezier curve

In Blender 2.79, evenly distributing vertices using LoopTools only seems to work for meshes, not bezier curves. How would one do it for bezier curves? I have seen this post: How to evenly space ...
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Build long mesh along bezier curve while using different meshes [duplicate]

So how would you go about making a long piece of pipe and use different meshes along the way. For example I have one perfect straight piece, one with a dent and another just like the first but with ...
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bezier curve with bevel object: nice corner [duplicate]

A bezier curve with a bevel object and a bend with a free vertex. How is the bend made nice with a continious width? The increase of resolution (Data > Geometry > Bevel > Resolution) smoothes the ...
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Camera rotates on Z angle (rolls) during following spline

I have made an intricate path for my camera to follow based on the instructions in here, and it almost works fine, except that the camera rolls for apparently no reason. Is there any way to counter ...
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How to convert from Bezier to NURBS while preserving the curve shape?

If I use the Set Spline Type tool to convert a Bezier curve into a NURBS curve, the curve shape changes drastically from the original shape. How can I make the ...
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Bezier curve lacking handles

So I wanted some stiff hair particles, but a little twisted. I made hair, added a vortex, baked to the frame/shape I wanted, and then I hit Convert. This turned it ...
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Keyframed camera animation

I am trying to write an import/export script for a format that uses cameras animated through bezier curves. Each point on bezier curve in this file format has a timestamp (frame number) attributed to ...
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How to attach objects to ends of bezier curves?

How would one go about attaching instances of a mesh to the ends of a bunch of bezier curves? Basically, I am modelling some cables, which should be terminated by ring terminals, and I'm looking for a ...
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Weird faces bezier to mesh

I've created a bezier curve and made it a mesh but there's gotta be some problem because when i try to render it (both with cycles or moving it to Unreal Engine) there are a lot of "problematic" faces,...
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Rigging a Stethoscope

I’m trying to rig a Stethoscope and have come to this issue… I have Hooks attached to a Bezier Curve but when i move a hook the end of the curve bends so it looks like it’s breaking the tube, is ...
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Create 3 curves/pipes that intersect holes in multiple objects and are equal distance from each other

I want to create 3 metallic rods (solid pipes) which start from the solid block on left, pass through the holes on the other two stands and a few more off-camera, and end in a similar solid block. The ...
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How to make the circumference of a Path/Bezier Curve Low Poly?

I am working on a game asset and I wanted to create some wires, I'm relatively new to blender but I want to know how to make a low poly wire. The circumference is too round as it has too many vertices....
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Why can't I convert curves to mesh?

So I made a model (of hair) using entirely bezier curves and a circle (using this tutorial) and plan to import it into Secondlife. All's fine and well, but I noticed I might need to use the decimate ...
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Beveling a BezierCircle with anonther BezierCircle, but the outcome is oval

I'm trying to make a kind of cage for a sword handle, and thougt doing that with Biziers an beveling should do the trick but I ran straight into this issue: The outcome I want to get, should look ...
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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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Bezier Curve - Evenly space a bezier curve, without losing the curvy-ness

I am currently working on a project, in which I need a bezier curve to act as a path. The path needs to be as smooth as possible, and I cant affort to lose any of it. I also need to space out the ...
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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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Exporting BezierCurve Animation to a txt file

I'm actually trying to export a beziercurve animation in a txt file with this python code : ...
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Array + Curve Modifier strand deform and offset

Guys. This is my first post. it is about Array and Curve modifier that does not work properly. I am tried to find solution, and I was thinking it was found. But no. I've created surface , then ...
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Bezier curves return to normal

Is there a way when working with bezier curves that when you have made one or both handles "free" when you hit e to extrude the next segment you can then reset the handles to what I supposed you'd ...
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Problem with bézier curve changing to mesh

I tried to make a pawn from a reference image with the bézier curve and when I converted it to a mesh object and spun it, there is this unwanted edge running down the middle. Does anyone know how to ...
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Bezier curve used with screw modifer

I've used the bezier curve along with the screw modifier to make a long series of coils in a position. The screw modifer coil follows the bezier curve in object mode and when editing the curve itself ...
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Export tilt blender script

How to get the tilt value from all the control points in a bleziercurve?
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bezier curves to flat mesh

I am trying to use bezier curves to make animatable 2d objects for an animation of mine, but for some reason, whenever I click on the 2d button for making a curve 2d, there is no fill of surface. Here ...
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Excess duplicated object in array + curve modifier

I have been trying to create an ammo belt by the combination of array and curve modifier for a cuboid as shown in the image, the rest of the belt outside of the cylinder (ammo box) is fine but why are ...
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How to delete bezier points from curve splines with low-level code

I'm trying to edit curves via python, but deleting bezier points is causing me trouble. I'm able to do it using high-level operators (see sample code below), but I would prefer edit the data more ...
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Controlling the scale of objects without distortion when tapering arrays on a curve

I want to find a way to scale an array of objects along the curve, such that the scale of an object is proportional to the position on the curve, or can be adjusted along its length. With my ...
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Rendered image doesn't show what Rendered Viewport shows… (pictures below) [duplicate]

It's kind of an interesting result. Here is how render viewport should look on frame 1: Here is what happens when I press F12: It's like I have a second camera (although I don't) somewhere below. ...
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Follow bezier with scale variation

Could you help me please? I need to a pattern where spheres are following a bezier curve without deformation, touching each other but with different scales in some parts of bezier line. The spheres ...
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Is it possible to record the bevel factor as a keyframe in the action editor?

Just starting to get my head around animations in blender. Rather than jumping straight into a rigged model, I smooshed together two things I had seen done in videos: Using the action editor to make ...
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How do I wrap a curve around a tube?

I am modeling some kinetic balls ( or a Netwon's cradle) and I have some strings that wrap around the stand, like in this photo: How would I go about this? I have tried using a bezier circle and ...
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Bezier Curve Taper at ends? [duplicate]

How can the bezier curve be tapered as in reference image?
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subdividing a bezier curve without changing the shape of the curve

I am trying to take a small portion out of a perfect circle curve, but when i subdivide the circle, the curve warps so it is no longer a perfect circle. Is there a way to subdivide without changing ...
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Curve'ss data modification

How to get the bevel diameter then remove bevel or extruded value on curve with a script addon? I have a scene with many objects including some cables made with bezier curve type poly with bevel. The ...
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Distance between two Bezier curves

I have curve modifier applied on 3 extruded planes. The curves and planes all have the same width and the curves have the default handle values. My expectation was that since the distance between the ...
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3D extruded Bezier not filling

I Have an object made out of 2 merged Bezier curves (one 2D and one 3D) that I extrude in the Z-Axis and I can't manage to fill the object. I know this is a typical issue but I could not find my way ...
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How to color a object made of bezier [duplicate]

This project is made of bezier Curves in 3 pieces Q Stripe and Series Now i want the Stripe red the Q a FFFFFF White brushed aluminum look and series a RVS metal look everything has to shine, like ...
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Rope not following curve

I'm making a model for a school project and I'm trying to make a industrial revolution machine but my rope won't follow the curve properly heres the rope I'm trying to get it connect on the other side
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Bezier curve interpolation not uniform

I generated a bunch of points using mathutils.geometry.interpolate_bezier() but noticed the points are not uniformly distributed on the curve. Please see attached screenshot. I think it has to do ...
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Bezier Point Radius - Set Multiple by Absolute vs Mean Value

I'm a bit of a noob to blender, but for Bezier curve point radii, how can I assign a specific value to all selected points, vs the unintuitive "Mean Radius"? E.g., I don't want to preserve the ...
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Can I set the start point of a bezier curve?

I have a closed bezier loop that insists on a particular point being the start/end. Is there a way to change which point is considered the start, as in which point represents 0.0 evaluation time? I've ...
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Can I export points along a bezier curve into Unity?

I'm trying to export x number of points along a bezier curve as objects in Unity (Think waypoints on a racetrack defined by the curve). I've tried using dupliframes to make duplicate empty objects ...
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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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Can the Tilt of a Bezier curve “wrap around” from 360° to 0°?

I'm trying to create a Bezier curve in the shape of a Möbius loop with a full twist of 360°. One of the end points has a Tilt value of 0, while the other has 360°. When I connect them, the curve ...
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Applying a curve modifier to an extruded plane causes plane to become a line [duplicate]

Surely this is some setting that is wrong, but what?? I trying to bend an extruded plane using the curve modifier, but as soon as I select the bezier curve in the modifier, I lose all dimensions of ...