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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Why is the object not moving along the curve path?

Yet again, I am have problem with the curve-modifier. So I did exactly (or at least I believe I did) as what others told me in my last question: set origin of the curve to its geometry > set cursor ...
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Modify degree of Bezier interpolation between keyframes for animating an object

I'm trying to animate motion of objects. For this, I'm setting the location and rotation of the objects at certain frames and marking them as keyframes. By default, blender uses Bezier interpolation ...
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Array modifier and merge distance for curve

I want to do some knitting on cloth mesh and need to array knit curve,connect points and finally add bevel depth.But there is no merge by distance for curve and array modifier can't apply to curve. ...
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How to model a Dome with Cylinders? [duplicate]

How can I model this, . I've only started to try, but im a newbie and feel like I'mma fail at making it look like a dome with the curvature. Any advice or comment would be much appreciated! :) The &...
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Shift+Select a edges of a mesh after applying array modifier

here's my problem, I made a curve from a mesh outline, this mesh was itself created from the array modifier. When using the array modifier, the command for shift+select only selects the piece of the ...
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Move the poles of a spherical spiral closer to each other without deformation?

I am attempting to move the poles of a thickened spherical spiral closer together while maintaining its spherical shape. I have tried to use the shrinkwrap modifier. Then I used a bend modifier. This ...
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Blender camera with follow-path constraint does weird turns along curve

I have imported a 3D curve into Blender. It was obj and is now NURBS. All the curve points' tilt values are set to 0. I have created a camera with an empty parent object. Then, attached a follow-path ...
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deform mesh along curve while keeping top profile

I'm trying to create a series of pipes, where two pipes diagonally above eachother split off into a series of parallel pairs. I'd like the top pipe to curve over the bottom one, ending up horizontal ...
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How to achieve this spline and particle effect?

How to achieve the following effect in Blender? Source I tried to apply curves to a deformed surface, but that was a bad idea. the distribution of the curves looks like a magic texture, but working ...
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Bridging edge loops along a curve

I have two different edge loops and am currently able to bridge them. However, I would like to be able to bridge them along a curve. I know it's possible to extrude a shape along a Bezier curve and ...
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Follow Path Constraint with Object with Array and Curve modifier not working properly

I can't get the stars to follow the path. Tried everything I found in other questions to no avail. here's the file
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Can't select curve control points

I'm sure I'll embarrass myself here, but I can't seem to select individual control points on a curve in edit mode. Not by box select, not by circle select, not by clicking on them. In box select ...
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How to model this in a flexible and nondestructive way?

I need to model this shape in a way that makes the general shape of the brackets easily editable, without having to extensive re-model and move many vertices each time I need to change the shape. I've ...
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Verticies Should Follow the Wave

I am currently doing some exercises to learn everything Blender has to offer. My problem is that the top verticies do not follow the bezier curve. Current setup: There is one set of verticies which ...
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Rounding edges of extrusion

Afternoon, pardon my noob question but I've only started learning in the last few days. I'm looking to roll the edge of this around neatly [ So they're neatly curved, but not as in the bevel tool ...
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How do you do stitch with array and curve modifiers?

I am trying to do stitches for a pair of shoes. I made 2 curves, a new object with array and curve modifiers, however the result is indescribable for me.. I don't know what is wrong with my approach. ...
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Any way to make a curve from intersection of two objectives?

Maybe its a noob question but I still cant find a simple solution about how to get a curve (or mesh edges) from intersection of two objectives. Something like project knife doing, but there should be ...
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How to animate cvt belt as pulleys change size

I was trying to make this cvt belt animation but can't figure it out how to make increase or decrease belt size animation I have tried curves but doesn't work. Any body can recommend how I can I do a ...
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curve on animation tab (idk how to explain just look at the pic)

Recently I downloaded blender 2.92 and when I already started animating, it always slows down towards the end like a curve. The picture I sent has this sort of like curved line on the animation and I'...
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Extrude curve given by mathematical equation

How can I extrude curve given by mathematical equation? I know how it works for a Bezier Curve. I tried to use Solidify modifier but it doesn't work
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How to enable circular bezier curve control point?

Anyone know how I can enable this circular yellow control point on bezier curve objects?
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How would I make a wave pattern onto a wall?

So I want to make a wall that has a type of wave pattern, and I cannot figure out a way to do it. I read somewhere saying I could use an image as displacement but that didn't seem to work for me. ...
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array along not perfect flat object

I'm trying to place handles around the body of the tank and I have a problem since the surface is not flat I don't get good results, any help is welcome the picture shows one of the attempts ... ...
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How to use curves or meshes to make a ring of circles on top of a main circle

I was just wondering of there was a way to create rings centered on the edge of a circle in blender that cuts off the circle it is placed on. Ik it can be done using texture nodes and masking but I ...
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Any way to rotate mesh segments in a curve without converting it to a mesh? (hair by curves/beziers method)

I have a hair I'm building based on this tutorial. He mentions you can "scale" (shrink/fatten) a curve segment's mesh with Alt+S. Is there a similar way to rotate the mesh? I would like to ...
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How would you model this led strip?

I'm quite new with blender, so this might be a stupid question. I want to model and render something like the attached image, but I'm not able to keep the light normal to the helix curve. It keeps ...
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Moving textured pipe along path

i need to animate a cable being moved trough a machine, ive tested ways to do this with the curve/bevel and playing with the start/stop of this, problem comes when i have a texture on it as this ends ...
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How do I copy the shape of one object to another?

I have tried to make the "microphone grid", like on this picture: So that array of curves "envelops" the invisible cylinder. I used several modifiers, such as cast modifier, ...
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Is there a way to export a curve to 3dsmax?

Is there a way to export a curve to 3dsmax? I found this old thread but the script seems not working anymore Export bezier curves Any help?
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Vertices not behaving smoothly after Subdivide

This model was made by extruding 2 Bezier curves. I tried joining them at the four vertices but the subsurface doesn't work. This is the result. I've tried to delete and recreate the vertices several ...
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Bake mesh deform with curve modifier into shapekey

I tried to make a growing tree animation with scaling my model on a curve with the curve modifier ! So it works fine but i would need the model and the animation being able to be import in unreal.. So ...
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Convert hair to curve

I want to convert between curve and particle hair guide.Using the hairnet addon I can convert curve to particle hair.Using the particle system modifier can convert hair to mesh then to curve.But I ...
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Why does my Curve turn black? (only happens without bpy.ops)

I'm creating a curve without bpy.ops but the previously created curve turns black for some reason. Toggling in and out of Edit Mode fixes the issue but that seems kinda silly. EDIT: I reported this ...
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Method to animate a stroke along a curve

I am trying to create an effect like the moving map in Indiana Jones or the trace of a CRT oscilloscope. I would like to set up a few curves and have a stroke appear along the curve at a constant ...
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Why my blender script runs fine, than throws error during render

I've wrote a script that creates NURB curves as trails for objects. A small part of it, deletes points from the curves if they are longer than a value. The script runs well if I just play the ...
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Curves, Clamp To & Track To Behavior

is the a way for me to attach a bone to a bezier circle using Clamp To (or something similar) and have it Track To a Target bone using Track To. The goal is to make the Target bone also control where ...
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Bezier curve not properly modifying a mesh

Does anyone know why this cube mesh is not following the Bezier curve? I made sure to set the origins at both their respective ends and I have enough vertices for it. I also tried every deformation ...
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Object following path not on the same axis

I have an object which follows a Bezier curve, I've made enough segments so it can follow the curve. on the top samples, I've set the axis to X and the object follows the curve on the same Axis and ...
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How to deform and fit an array along multiple separate curves without going one by one?

I have generated a series of Bezier curves using animation nodes and would now like to array a rope object that I have made along each curve. I know that I could do this manually by copying the object ...
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Moving a vertex of a Bézier Curve moves the origin point of a mesh with array+curve modifier (why and how to stop)

(Original video: https://imgur.com/a/tHl2RQz) So, I set up a Bézier curve and made a rope mesh follow it with the curve and array modifiers. Then I hooked up each Vertex of the curve to an empty (Goal ...
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Hair deformation (Curves)

I am currently working on a hair object for a character. The hair is a series of curves that use two other curves to determine the hair shape and taper variation. My problem comes with trying to get ...
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Blender Mesh/Modifier Animation to Bone/Keyframe Animation

I build a Chain that is following a Curve with the help of some Emptys, like here Link. It works fine, but i need the Animation as a NLA Track on my Armature because i want to use the Animation in ...
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Getting NURBS in and out of Blender

Is there a working way to get NURBS curves into and out of Blender? FBX supports this, but when I import an FBX with NURBS, the curve is not created. I've tried with several versions. FBXes exported ...
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How to have a continuous ColorRamp in a broken spline (spline with removed segments)

I've got a spline to which I assign a color ramp along its length, so that its color varies continuously from (let's say) blue to red from one end to the other. So far, everything ok. Now I remove a ...
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Snap or project bezier curve to mesh surface

I've got a curve which follows the edges of a mesh. This curve is done manually, and I'd like to keep it this way. The mesh has no edge loops that I can use to duplicate them and separate them to be ...
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Animated Vine Growth for Web AR?

What I'm trying to accomplish is to create a animated ivy/vine growth animation. The catch is however, I plan to implement it in 8th Wall, Web AR. As far as I know, 8th wall doesn't accept curves and ...
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Using same mesh along multiple curves keeping correct orientation

I'm trying to replicate the stitching of a boot model, and I have achieved a piece of mesh to follow a curve. The thing is that this mesh needs modifiers applied (Array & Curve modifiers), and I ...
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Curve normals (or any kind of path normals) malfunctioning

Well... when creating a path of any kind it was functioning normally. I only messed around with basic transormations like tilt & scale and then suddenly it was like this whenever I create new ...
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Why isn't the car straight when following a curve?

I have made this small animation with drivers with the help of this great community. Unfortunately my cars are following the curves in one direction in a wierd way like this: on a straight line i ...
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Why is extruding a bezier curve making these loops?

After extruding one time or subdividing the curve, if I try to extrude again, I get a figure 8 loop. I've used bezier curves before, but this is the first time in 2.9. Anyone know how to work around ...

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