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.

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Match CV Normals (Tilt) to Mesh Normals

I'm wishing to transfer mesh normals to curve normals (tilt). I'd like to find a way to automate this instead of manually going through and using Ctrl+T. Any ideas on how to accomplish this? I found ...
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How to split Bezier Curves?

I'd like to split bezier curves at any point so that I get two separate curve objects (not just separated in edit mode), preferably while duplicating the split point as new ends so that I don't have ...
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why array not following the curve path [duplicate]

I have curve and array modifier. Rotation and scale is applied to mesh and curve. The mesh is not following the curve (Square). Mesh getting mess with the geometry. As soon as curve modifier added ...
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How to control Camera Movement for long and complicated shots?

So I'm setting up camera animations for very long continuous shots with lots of twists and turns. Following the advice of some Youtube tutorials I'm working with (follow path and track to contraints ...
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How to make mesh grow to create form

I would like my mesh to grow to form this logo: I created a curve and made the mesh grow along it. The problem in with the 45º edges. See here better: Any hints please? Edit: I have tried using a ...
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Ice Cream Cone on curve

I am part of a digital animation class, and I need to create an ice cream cone following the tutorials by the Blender Nation. However, I'm not been able to curve my ice cream around the bezier curve. ...
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How to move a curve that has an array without distortion

I have an array tied to a curve (and I've also added an empty axis to get a slight twist.) How do I move the entire array of objects without deforming the array? I tried moving the axis as well as the ...
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rigging an arm (bezier) : How to control the bezier handles?

I'm learning rigs and I'm trying to build an arm setup with an IK on a bezier curve. The bezier curve points are hooked on the corresponding bone. It works fine, but I was wondering how I should do ...
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Curve modifier issues

Here is the problem, when I use curve modifier. How can I fix it?
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Remesh modifier on curve does not work

I just saw https://cloud.blender.org/p/settlers/5e7e343c129c886f23af503a and wanted to try it out myself. as you can see in the video: the curve (it's actually still a curve, not converted to a mesh) ...
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Where did the 'Use UV for Mapping' option go in Blender 2.8?

I'm following a tutorial using a 2.7 version of Blender, which shows how to use UV unwrapping on beveled curves to make a texture follow the shape of the curve (I'm making stylized hair and would love ...
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Object used for particle render getting direction flipped when particle system applied to target with curve modifier

Im trying to setup a modular conveyor for animation using the method shared here: Setup Constraints for modular conveyor. However the object used to render the particles is getting its direction ...
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Moving along bezier curve is not giving correct bends

I am trying to give a bend to an object along the Bezier curve. But, as I slide the object its leading face and the rings inside the object get dense and the object slide slows down leading to the ...
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Need to scale a ring without changing thickness via animation

I'd like to take a ring and animate a increase in diameter without changing the thickness. The issue I'm running into is this: in order to get the thickness to stay the same I have to attach a mesh ...
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How to make this petal shape a mesh?

I am trying to make the petals in this image I made in illustrator in Blender but making it into a mesh that I can solidify so it looks like a 3d ring of petals that come out. How do I make this shape ...
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How do i get my object to move on the path allocated using the follow path constraint , while my animation is playing?

i made my object follow my spiral path using the follow path constraint and it is positioned correctly and it does follow the path but the moment i press space bar to play the animation then nothing ...
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Procedural stairs driven by a curve

The idea is to create procedural stairs that are driven by a 2 point curve (or just 2 empties if possible). The curve/distance between empties controls the amount/length of stairs and the angle. I ...
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Projection Cut around a complex Shape

i´m currently modeling a PS4 Controller. I nearly finished my work on the model, but theres just one last step, which im stuck with: I want to create a cut around the controller, that later will ...
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Add bezier curve to vertices along a plane?

Newbie to Blender here. I'm wondering how to get some knife-cut edges to follow a more precise path along the black doorway section of an "image-to-plane" piece I have here. Is it possible to add a ...
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Cannot extrude curve after converting to mesh

So I drew a teardrop-shaped bezier curve and converted it to a mesh using Object -> Convert to -> Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text. A new mesh object appeared ...
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Drawing a simple arch with the curve tool

I think I'm losing my mind. I just want to draw a simple arch shape with the curve tool so that I can extrude it into a solid. I can add a bezier curve, I can move the points around, I can move the ...
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Placing text on a curved surface in 360 degrees

0 I am still very new to modelling, and have been scratching my head on how to make this thing work. I am trying to model a guitar knob. I want to engrave a font on the front surface with numbers ...
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How to fill spaces left between curved roads

I made roads with beveling curve in the geometry section. It works perfect for straight lines but whenever the road is curved it breaks up int smaller straight roads which do not join from edge to ...
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Seeking better way to add precise hemispherical caps to a swept curve

Given an arbitrary curve swept with a circular profile of a specific radius and side count (controlled using the Depth and ...
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How to control inner and outer edge of curve modifier separately?

I am working on a project where I need to create circular roof where the inner edge is always in the same position (has always the same radius), but the outer edge can be adjusted (adjustable radius ...
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Shape Keys from hooks

I have animation that contains curves that are acting like cable. The curves vertices are attached (hook) to empty so it will work right way. Everything works fine, but I need to import this animation ...
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Generate Curve from Motion Path of a Bone (to animate steering of a fork lift)

The bone in between the front wheels is following a Bezier curve (black) and the whole mesh of the forklift (all in one object) follows. I need the motion paths of the wheels (more precice of the ...
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Is there a way to specify where the Transparent BDSF takes effect on the desired object? [duplicate]

Lets say I have a flat 2D circle (bezier that's been filled). The node setup is simply a transparent BDSF + Diffuse BDSF going into a mix shader. Is there a way that you can use nodes to make it so ...
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Bezier Curve doesn't line up when I join the edges

I'm trying to make a marble coaster, but when I join the 2 ends of the curve, they don't line up. What am I doing wrong? This is the full coaster, I don't know what the problem is, I think it might ...
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How to animate cash being counted by a cash counter?

I need to make an animation of the cash flowing through the counter. What would be the best way to do this? I thought about starting with creating a bezier curve and adjusting it to make cash go ...
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How can I write a Python script to turn all normals on a curve to face outward…!

I’ve completed a few professional projects in C#/Unity, have worked through 90% of Microsoft’s Beginners Guide to Python, just started Python the Hard Way and have done a bunch of beginner Blender ...
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“Use UV for mapping” on curve object in Blender 2.82

I'm trying to use this option to uv map a curve, but i can't found it anymore in Blender 2.82. I'm using cycles. has it been removed? Thank you. Regards.
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How to render the Trajectory of a Moving Object? [duplicate]

I want to use blender to draw a cycloid animation. I know the function, but is it possible to render the motion path of a vertex of a circle like the following video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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I have a problem with particle systems

I am trying to make a wreath like the one on the door and the base where the leaves sit is on a flat disc I tried to make a curve that rotates around the torus but i can't make a particle system with ...
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How do you make the perfect S curve?

I have tried using the Curve Modifier but it doesn't form a perfect S curve. The Bezier curve is perfectly curved but objects with Curve Modifier are not perfectly curved.
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How to expand an object along a curve without destroying the mesh and just follows the shape of the curve?

I'm trying to recreate a sphere with selected vertex and expanding it along a curve seems like stretching the sphere. I know it's possible with metaballs and using particles but it's not as smooth ...
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Curve modifier problem with object

so I want to attach this object to a curve while using a curve modifier. When I apply the modifier this happens
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Convert track data into a bezier curve or a path?

I want to do a simple motion trail that has the same path as my track, but different timing. For that I need to convert the track data into a bezier curve. Any idea on how to do that? The reconstruct ...
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Joined object not acting as its parent with a Curve Modifier

I added this long band on the side of the main object, but when I apply a Curve modifier on both, the band acts weird... I don't understand why. They now have the same origin since they are joined.
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How to bend two parts of a flat objects on two different axis?

Hi guys, I already posted this on reddit blenderhelp but I think it kinda became a meme, and even though I fixed a few things my problem hasn't been solved. I tried the bend tool and simple bend ...
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Is it possible to use curve modifier without stretching these holes?

As you can see in the second picture the holes are stretched. Is there a workaround to this?
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Animation nodes´ path animated camera is not smooth

I got an animation node script from this question (Is there a way to animate a camera along a curve at specific speed?) and the node tree looks like this: The setup works well (thanks for ...
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How to curve my subdivided mesh along it's y axis [duplicate]

I have a simple mesh that i have subdivided along its y-axis, i want to curve it along an arc but i can't find the way to do it with a modifier, how exactly can i curve it along an arc?
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Array modifier start/end cap error

When making a curve with a "Toggle cyclic" setting and setting object with modifiers curve an array, object overlaps with himself like on the picture. You would usually solve this with Start Cap and ...
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object with curve modifier doesn't work properly

So I decided to learn about curves and after making a curve I added resized cube with a modifier "curve" with set object of the previously mentioned curve and then I changed the length and shape of a ...
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How do I create faces between curves?

(I'm on the far side of 50 so please forgive me if this is blatantly apparent to the younger generations!) Hopefully simple question. I am trying my hand at modeling in Blender for the first time and ...
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How to creat those round edges?

I found this "Ghost" image online, and I tried recreating it in Blender. I started with a Cube then applied a Subdivision to get the head, but my problem was creating the tail. How to get that ...
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Need tips on hard surface curves

im working on pot of greed from Yu Gi Oh. I have modeled the base mesh and was wondering if anyone has any tips on doing these curved lines highlighted in the image below. Thanks in advance!
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Sapling generator leafes and particles

I made some dead simple trees with the sapling generator. I wanted to use them as hair particles in a particle system on the ground of my project. But dear blender God above decided that it shall not ...
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How to animate cutting of a curve?

I have an array of molecules along a curve which makes the DNA model. How can I show the cutting of the DNA like what is shown below. I want to show the DNA get cuts and moves apart like this.

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