Questions tagged [bezier-curves]

A Curve is an object that is expressed in terms of mathematical functions, rather than as a series of points such as vertices. Use this tag for any questions pertaining to the "Curve" Object type in blender. Use this tag for questions about curve object types in Blender.

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How to conform landscape to road (curve)?

Having the following road (array / curve); i am looking for a way to make an underlying 'landscape' matchup with the road; in a way that when I edit the spline the underlying terrain would update as ...
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Blender/Unity Importing Rigged Curve Question

I'm using this addon to rig a curve in Blender 2.9: https://github.com/Pullusb/curveRig To test my setup, all I do is create a curve, map its geometry Taper and Bevel to a Bezier Circle to give it ...
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Aligning multiple objects along a shaped line

Building a human skeleton, trying to learn new skills apart from sculpting, so for the spine I wonder what the best way would be to align the vertebrae along a spine-shaped line. I drew the line as ...
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For loop splines amplified ! , why? How can I stop it?

I am creating a for loop to connect pairs of objects by a Splines To understand better image atoms in a molecule. It seems that every time I create a new spline is in someway taking in consideration ...
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Measure length of “curve” (or similar) by drawing on mesh

I know there are a million answers on here about measuring the length of a curve (like this one, which is pretty much what I want to do) but I feel like this situation is a tiny bit different. I have ...
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blender 2.9 curve handles not visible until selected

In previous versions once you go to curve edit mode you see all curve control points handles. But in 2.9 it's only dots. To see handles you must select control point first This is not ok if I want to ...
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Blender 2.8+ Editing Spiral Curves

I've looked everywhere looked through every menu, and for the life of me I can't find the spirals menu in blender 2.8. I can't add turns or steps to my spiral curve, can anyone tell me how to bring up ...
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Timing Belt Alignment Troubles

Im Making a Cosworth BD Series Engine and im having an issue in aligning the Teeth on the timing Belt Without altering the rotation of the crank and camshafts or their Pullies. The Belt Used has 146 ...
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An object moves along a curve, but followpath doesn't match the curve bevel resolution

I want a car in blender to move along curves, and use curves to represent the trajectory of the car. The speed of the car is non-uniform. I have used the bevel_factor_mapping_start of curves to ...
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Can't edit beziercurve, handles are not visible

Using blender 2.90.1 i'm trying to make a knot using a bezier curve. Suddenly I can no longer edit my bezier curve. In edit mode the handles are not shown (see screenshot). My overlays are turned on ...
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NURBS Path not extending all the way to tips

I have two Path objects that I've joined into a single object here for comparison. The one above was generated with a Python script. The one below was added the typical way from the menu Add > ...
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Add > Path with custom geometry using Python [duplicate]

I am writing a Python script and in part of it I want to do an Add > Curve > Path operation, but instead of the default 5-vert straight path, I want one at the object origin (which I have pre-...
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Can I control the generation of UVs on geometry genertated by curves?

I've been getting into using blenders curves to generate hair and other long tentacle-like shapes. I'm finding I'm running into problems with UV mapping. By default, the generated mesh has UVs that ...
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How to make a spiral track less aggressive near the start and end

I've imported an FBX file form the Unity karting microgame learning project and am trying to reproduce their spiraling track. So far, I've managed to deduce that they used a bezier curve and then a ...
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How to Inset Text/Curve Mesh?

I am wondering if there is an easy way to inset mesh that is generated from text/curves? When I convert text to mesh it generates a bunch of uneven triangles that don't inset properly. My only ...
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Ongoing orbit animation [duplicate]

I'm trying to make an orbit animation and I did so by using this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K02hlKyoWNI&t=182s When the keyframes were set I went to graph editor. There I used the key ...
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Separate 2D curve offset as new curve

Is there away to save the offset of a 2D curve as a new curve? I've tried to achieve the same result with curve > transform > push/pull, but this didn't give the results I needed, because the ...
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Resize multiple objects at once

I have a specific shape (curve), the height of that must be adjusted to given dimensions, on an exact 1.4-2mm scale. However, its width should also be adjustable. At the moment, there is nothing wrong ...
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How to make a curve behave like a squeezed tooth paste (to born from a moving object but to stay on ground)

I'm trying to make a curve to behave like in the image, without success :( I tried to search for an answer but couldn't find. Particles are a bit of out of the question here since I need super-clean ...
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Automatic division of a Bezier curve with a given ratios

I use a curve that serves as the cross section of a ring. Since I want to make not only solid coloured rings, but also 2 and 3 color rings, I want to divide the curve. However, I currently do this ...
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Wave grooves on (ring) mesh

For straight grooves, I use the Bevel tool, and some simple extruding and scaling operations. However, I also want to place an oblique line on a ring (so seperate the ring into two piece for a 2 ...
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Advice on how to model this piece of a chair?

I'm trying to model the Yksi Chair from the Fredericia website. I've modelled a couple other simpler pieces of furniture, and I'm doing this for practice. I can do pretty much everything, but I'm ...
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Overlay curves on top of mesh

Let's say you're following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn7mISvVzJk but the curves get lost inside the mesh. Is there a way to always see the curves on top of the mesh, kinda how ...
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How do I recreate this extrude + bevel effect on a curve? (imported SVG)

I'm new to blender and I'm currently working on an album cover. I'm looking for a way to recreate this bevel effect (see picture below) on my imported SVG, where: The bottom of the extrusion (or the ...
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How to make a spiral lollipop?

So I'm attempting to recreate this specific lollipop for a class. I was able to model the lollipop, but I'm unable to recreate the twist with 4 colors. I tried modeling 4 elongated cubes and using a ...
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Is it possible to use a mesh object to bevel a curve instead of another curve?

When i try to use a mesh (like a cube for example) as a bevel target for a curve it doesn't let me select it. Am i missing something?
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Bezier points not at expected location

I have following little script, fetch the points from the bezier and add a Null object at each point. ...
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Why is this bevel inconsistent after converting edges to curves? (attempting to make a ladder) [duplicate]

I have applied all transforms before converting to curves. The left side of the ladder looks like what I am aiming for, but the right pole seems to have some squished spots. I am thinking that maybe ...
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Path curve: spline to pass through control points

I am trying to set a number of vertex to define a very established path. The problem is that the nurbs spline that results from these vertex do not pass the control points. I'd need this spline to ...
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How to model those stylized trunks (See image)

Currently trying to do some stylized trees; i am struggling to do those trunks. Tried some subdivision surface but I can't make the corners nice at 90° I bet there's a nicer way to do it; maybe with ...
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Stretching on curve modifier

I created this building and I'm trying to use the curve modifier along the edge of the roof. It mostly works fine, but I noticed that there is some bad stretching along the sides (see the screengrab). ...
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Wires in Blender

I am using Blender 2.90 and yesterday I thought about creating wires in Blender. I searched for some time and found out that it can be done using curves and arrays. There are many important aspects, ...
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Keyframe Bezier Not Synched

I have two properties keyframed, call em A & B. They both go form point 1 to point 2 from 0 to 90, but B also goes from point 2 to piont 3, from 90 to 130. But as a result of this, property B has ...
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Curve to mesh option is disabled

I am using 2.80 blender version due to system requirement. I want to convert bazier curve into mesh. I applied mirror modifier on curve. When I tried to apply it on object it gives me message first ...
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How to split unconnected splines into separate Curve Objects without bpy.ops?

The following code separates unconnected splines into individual curve objects just fine (as far as I can tell). ...
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When I use array modifier to the bezier curve, the last part of the curve was not covered

I was trying to make ice cream, the array object doesn't cover the full curve, whatever I do the last part is not covered. I tried scaling, deleting the last vertices of curve but none covered till ...
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How would I recreate this warped grid-like pattern?

How might I warp a repeatable pattern along a complex curve like this (curve bending along the x, y and z planes)? Notes: Not for animation Still image rendering
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Bezier curve taper on independent axes?

In the simplified example below I have a straight bezier curve with a bezier circle specified as its bevel object to give a cylinder. I've added a taper object to vary the cylinder's width along its ...
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Use of Curve Modifier to Make G2 Timing Belt

I have been trying to get a G2 timing belt to work in Blender. All in all I think this is conceptually a pretty easy task as outlined by https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:411517. Make a core ...
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Why does my curve not fill correctly?

I have imported a .svg of a logo that's pretty complex. When extruding it looks quite good but I want more than the outlines to be filled. When switching to 2D and fill both sides it does not fill ...
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Curve modifier after applying scale looks wrong

I thought I understood the curve modifier, but after walking through this simple sequence, I'm more confused than I started. I start with two copies of the same thing. A cube and a Bezier curve. Each ...
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Why the mesh get shrink with follow path

I have a mesh and a curve. Selected the mesh and curve, Ctrl+P to follow path. Why the mesh get shrink down its original size. (Note : I have attach my file in that i tried to set the origins of the ...
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Why does rotating one control point, affect the tilt of other control points of a bezier curve?

I am using a bezier curve to rig something. However when I rotate a singular or more control point by using an empty (Curve is hooked), other control point tilt (rotate, only tilt) with it . ...
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How to twist the curve

I have a simple curve and i want to twist. Selected the end point and press Ctrl+T to tilt, instead the curve to be rotate the direction of the curve is rotated. With the proportional editing on i try ...
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How to overlap curves

With the curve in edit mode i have deleted & with the draw tool, I have created some infinity shape. With the tolerance 3, Why the curve not overlapping curve on each other. I tried this way. Im ...
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Bridge Edge Loops with Curve [duplicate]

Ultimately, I want to make mirrored ribbons, wider at the bottom/furthest from the bow-knot. I created one mirrored bezier curve and rotated its duplicate (with the 3D cursor) at one end of the curve; ...
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How do you extrude text in blender 2.8?

Following: What's the simplest way to wrap extruded text around a cylinder? I've managed to wrap and scale text around a (circle) Bezier curve. There seems to be, however, no extrude option in the ...
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Why the path didn't Follow the Curve?

I am trying to model a racing track, but when I add a curve, the model and I add a curve modifier to the path, it goes to a "random" position and I don't understand why! I leave here an ...
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Converting Hair Particle to Mesh - Strip Shape Type

I am aware of how many similar threads there are to this. I came close to an answer however blender may have changed drastically since because I can no longer convert from Mesh to Curve. Once I ...
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Regain Blender Parameters Menu [duplicate]

This question should apply to functions besides "Add Spiral", but this is just what I'm working on at the moment. In my example picture, I created an Archimedan spiral (Add > Curve > ...

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