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Questions tagged [bezier]

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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Circuit board (technical elements) with particles

So I was watching this video the other day: https://youtu.be/-pH48mSEH0M?t=243 and at one stage they show off how they made some of the technical elements of their VFX's. 3DS was being used for this, ...
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Project Curve on Surface

I would like to know how to project a bezier curve onto an extruded bezier curve. as an example in Autodesk Maya is: Create a curve-on-surface Is there a way to do this in Blender 2.79b or the soon ...
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Cant Rotate,Scale when I hook a vert on a curve in Blender 2.8

Here's an little video how I used to be able to rotate and scale the curve using hooks in Blender 2.79 https://streamable.com/byura Any Work around or fix would be highly appreciated!! :D
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How to move 3D cursor to point in bezier circle?

Can anyone help me find solutions for these questions: I want to move 3D Cursor to red point. When I left click to red point, I don't know if 3D cursor really points to red point or not. I want to ...
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How to create reeling (spool) effect?

I'm a newbie to Blender. I would like to know if we can create reeling effect (Cloth spooling around a cylindrical object). I found couple of tutorials in which a map is rolled up... but it rolls up ...
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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 do I stop curves from changing shape when joining them?

I have made hair for my avatar using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn7mISvVzJk I followed it to make hair by using a bezier curve and shaped and tapered it with a bezier circle. I ...
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How should I make a round 'bevel object' follow my pyramid with no faces?

First time using Blender so my understanding of how it works might be off. What I'm trying to make top left, how I'm approaching the issue top right - result bottom left So I'm trying to make a ...
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How to stretch or compress a spiral cylinder

I have a cylinder-like spiral object as a .STL file (figure). We want to animate compressing and stretching this cylinder (figure). How can this be done? Edited:
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Global bezier adjustments across multiple axis within Graph Editor

Happy to join the forum. I'm looking to globally adjust bezier curves in the graph editor with little success. I come mainly from an After Effects who's graph editor allows you to drag and select ...
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Is it possible to use Tilt in Bevel Object in a BezierCircle so that it rotates a full 360 degree through the circle uniformly?

Sorry I wasn't quite sure how to word the question - There are two parts to the question, the first in the title, and the second in regards to multiple shapes (curves) being rotated. What I want to ...
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Grease Pencil Wont Convert into Bezier curves in Blender V2.80 beta

I'm following Jama Jurabaev's Blender tutorials from the Gumroad where he takes lines made with grease pencil and converts them into Bezier curves. For some reason Blender 2.8B wont let me follow the ...
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Hook and curve transformation

I do not know English very well and write via Google translator, but I need your help. I need that bezier would retain its shape of a semicircle when I bind the last and the first vertex to different ...
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Rotating a bezier path

I'm trying to make a graphic that describes how to orient a planetary orbit in 3D. I animate my planet going around in an ellipse on a Bezier curve. Next, I want to perform several rotations on the ...
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Color of curves and their control elements, question 2

When I draw Bezier curves, they get initially displayed as thin black lines or curves, which can't be seen well against a dark background. Then, later, they are displayed as thin yellow or orange ...
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graph editor motion curves in 3D view

Is there any way to get the graph editor curves in the 3D view? I know I can calculate motion paths for select bones, but it would be way easier to edit motion paths if I could just edit them as one ...
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Is it possible to realistically tie advanced knots with animation and physics in Blender? (I tried molecular script)

Initially, the task was looking pretty simple: Make a wooden sign tied with 2 ropes showily appearing on the screen and swinging on those noose knots. After 3 sec one of the knots come untied and sign ...
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Aligning empty object with Bezier curve point using Python

I'm using a Bezier curve to generate a shape. Once I'm happy with the shape I process it with a script I wrote. Among other things it adds 2 empty objects: one at the start of the curve, one at the ...
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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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How to model an accurate parabolic mirror with a known focal point?

I am new to Blender and really enjoying it now, but... I want to make an accurate parabolic mirror with a known focal point. For example, I would want to have it focussed so that a parallel beam could ...
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How i can join two segments of curve?

I want to create it like one solid pipe. How to fix that? I think that problem is in segment's which are not connected. If I want to press F - Cannot make segments.
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Curve- and Array Modifier won't align with the curve [duplicate]

I am a bit desparate with one problem. I am having a bezier curve, which I want to add some meshes to with the array modifier, in combination with the array modifier. Problem is, no matter which axis ...
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How do you extrude a mesh so it sweeps another object

I'm working on a bobsled roller coaster in No Limits 2 and I have a 3d spline that follows the track. I'm using blender to make the half cylinder that replaces the existing track to make it look like ...
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Extruding a form along a curve + rotating it [duplicate]

Is there a way to control the rotation of the extruded mesh along the curve? To show what I want to do: And this is what I got so far Don't worry about the overall proportions and the mat (still ...
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Bezier Curve - Split one large end into multiple wires

Would that even be possible? I have one large, Bezier curve wire, made using a Bezier Circle. I need to extrude that end into several, smaller wires. How should I proceed? Is that even possible? Or ...
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How can I make a non-handwriting text appearing like if someone writes it?

I followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59O7wunijo making a text with a Grease Pencil and then converting it to Bezier curve so I can control the text appearing by tweaking Bevel ...
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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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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 ...