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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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Texture bezier curves

I'm pretty new to blender, and I followed this tutorial on how to make poly hair using bezier curves. The problem is, I want to make cc for the Sims 4, and I need to place a texture on my mesh. And I ...
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Square-spiral path

I'd like to model a path that goes through a spiral-like, rounded square loop, then loops back out. I know about the Extra-Spiral tool, but that only gets me halfway through. I want to accomplish ...
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mesh is twisting on bezier circle

after managing to get the mesh to follow the bezier circle theres a problem where it twists and screws up in one corner but the other corner seems fine. if it matters the origin point is at the top of ...
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Make multiple Bezier curves manifold and free of intersections, for 3D printing

I'm trying to model a character to 3D print it. I'm having some trouble with bezier curves: as they are not manifold (and glitches through my mesh) my slicer can't do anything even remotely printable. ...
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Missing panel on blender 2.79 [closed]

There is this panel that is on multiple tutorials I have watched which I cant find. Please help, I am getting really frustrated.
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Export .FBX of animated text on curve

I have animated text moving along a Bezier Curve in Blender, to go into Unity3D as a .FBX file. I choose .FBX as these contain animation info. It appears export as is doesn't cut it, as in Unity ...
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Bezier curve does not always follow hooks

I've imported a Source model (smd and vta) which includes a skinned armature and Shape Keys data. I then want a curve to run along the face and follow the facial expressions from the Shape Keys. I ...
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For some reason I cant move this bezier curve on the y axis

for some reason i just randomly cant move my curve on the y axis when in edit mode. i have tried scaling it and i looked up and down the settings but being new i didn't find anything any help is ...
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Curve bevel, both built in and using another curve not uniform in thickness [duplicate]

Im trying to make a pipe using single edge, converted to curve, and then bevel it to add some thickness. but the result turns out weird. as in the picture, the vertical section of the pipe is in ...
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Boolean with curves

I am trying to cut out a section from a "spherical shell of yarn", without much success. Using a python script, I created a series of coordinates on a spherical surface: ...
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FCurve handles to 3D Bézier spline control points

I'm trying to export Bézier curve animations from Blender, but i can't seem to figure out how the control points of FCurves should be interpreted. A Bézier keyframe for a 3D position typically has ...
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How do I get the length of a curve in blender?

So I want to move an object along a curve exactly once. In order to do that I am using the curve modifier along the x-axis and I am going to animate the object. Is there any way to find the length ...
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Why are these curves different sizes when they are using the same bevel object? [duplicate]

Bezier curves 1, 2 and 3 are all using the curve "Bev ob" as a bevel object. Why are they different sizes? I saw this question and checked that the radius is set the same for all vertices on all ...
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Weird distortion in bezier curves [duplicate]

I created an logo in Adobe Illustrator and then exported it as an svg using the export option feature. I imported it in blender. I used extrude option in the curve layer menu. I get this weird "...
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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 ...