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 retain speed on a “follow path” modifier even if the path is scaled up or down?

I've added "follow path" modifier to my armature and insterted keyframes so that the armature follows the path between 0-100 frames (the offset goes from 0.0 to 1.0). Everything looks fine ...
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What is the key for the curve modifier to work properly?

I created a snail-shaped curve using Bezier curve, and a straight tube using BMesh. I hope to deform the shape of the tube, so that its long axis follows the path of the curve, but the modifer does ...
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Zipper chain along the curve

I need zipper to go smoothly on the corner as on first picture, but it appears distorted when modelling. Is there any solution to this except of rotating teeth manually? Blend file:
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How do I add a curve to a vertex to bend an edge / face

Context: I'm extremely new to Blender (using Mac) and 3D modelling in general and I'm trying to add the final touches on my first model. For my model, I am aiming to construct a 3D model of a box ...
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Distortion in array curve modifier

So I used Array + Curve modifier on the silver pole (to a bezier curve) But as you can see the ones in the corner are distorted badly. How can I get rid of this deformatiom??
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How to delete segment on curve using Blender 2.8 Python API?

I have a bezier curve in 3D space, made of several points. I want to be able to delete the segment that goes from (let's say) point 12 to point 13, so that now my curve has a gap where it was ...
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Making a necklace with the curve modifier

I'm trying to repeat a mesh around a path to make a necklace. It fails when I apply the curve modifier, because the mesh doesn't repeat around the curve. Here's what I did: I created a bezier circle ...
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How to draw edges on a sphere to make parts that fit into each other

I am trying to make sphere shaped designs with moving parts like spaceship doors & windows for 3d printing. However, the doors/windows don't always follow the edges on the UV sphere. Is there a ...
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How to rotate tank treads animation using Bezier circle

I have made an animation of tank treads animating along the x axis. Once I try to animate from the 51st frame to rotate into the Y axis, the whole mesh turns into chaos. What am I doing incorrect? I ...
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how to bevel curve without problems?

i want to make curved surface , so i add a Nurbs path and play with it to have the curve profile that i want to bevel it with Nurbs curve , the proble is start to overlapping and make some sort of ...
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Trying to make a shape, never used curves

I’m trying to make the shape shown in the picture. I want it to be like a pipe but with this form with closed ends where the arrows are pointing. I’d appreciate any help, I’ve never actually made ...
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Why Can't I Bevel This Object? [duplicate]

I've got this object which started as an SVG file. I've used solidify and bevel on the curve but it will not bevel no matter what I do. So I converted it into a mesh. I've converted tris to quads. ...
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I'm having trouble applying a bevel to curve

I am fairly new to Blender, and I'm having trouble with applying an object-bevel to a Bezier curve. I've had success in the past, extruding one object around the contour of another, and I have even ...
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subdivide curve with python

Is there an accurate way to subdivide a Curve without using a lot of math? I would like to subdivide the spline and then make it noisy. ...
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Alternate tiling around a cone/curve (Rocket hull)

I am aiming to (non-destructively) model this tiling pattern: This requires curving the plates in two axes, tapering them, and offsetting to get that alternating tile pattern. So far I can array a ...
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Automated way to find the center line of a 2d mesh?

Given the simple 2d mesh pictured below, is there an automated way to create a curve or line that follows the middle of the mesh? I am able to do this manually with a bezier curve, but it would be ...
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Bevel with specified radius in python script

I think this is kinda simple. I currently make a Bezier curve and set a circle curve as the bevel object. ...
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Merging curves created one curve object with two connected splines in it - how to fix?

I have two bezier curves. I can't join them no matter what I try. Pressing F when two nearest vertices of bezier are selected does nothing. The curves are in same direction and non-cyclic. However I ...
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Lofting ellipse along two 3D curves

I am trying to loft a closed curve (e.g. ellipse) along two 3D curves. The closed curve would have two points defined which would be starting points of the 3D curves. Then the closed curve would be “...
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Decimate a curve, error message

I have a bezier curve I want to decimate but I get this error: "Only bezier curves are supported". To reproduce, open blender, shift-a, Curve > Bezier. Subdivide 20 times just for fun. ...
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How to round off corners using a curve circle

I have 2 objects in my scene. one semi circle which is from a mesh and I applied subsurface modifier and got round corners. The other object B is a curve circle, but is there a way it can have rounded ...
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A way to convert curves into particles?

Is there a fast way to convert around 100k curves that represent hair into blenders particle system? I have tried Hairnet and hair guides addons but I think the amount of curves is too much for them.
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Getting 90 degrees out of a bezier path

So trying to create this wire and I can't seem to find the solution for how to keep the end from collapsing, or pinching, on itself when making a turn like this. Tried adding more points but that ...
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How do I switch the direction of the Torus uncoiling?

Notice how from the centre the Torus uncoils. It starts from tight coils and ends in loose coils. I want it to start with the loose and then end in the tight coils. How can I accomplish this?
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Meshdeform bind crashing

My blend file is always crashing to desktop when I try to bind with meshdeform. It has worked before with other meshes with curves but not this one. Can someone help? I'm losing my mind.
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Procedural chain links not working with blender curves

I'm trying to make a procedural chain link (by following this tutorial). One of the steps required is to add a curve (path) and connect the chain link's curve modifier to that newly added curve. ...
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Why is this curve automatic closed?

Why is this curve closed? I can't find out, where I can stop this behaviour. ...
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Save Modifications to Object

I'm trying to model some objects in blender. Now I have created a bended stick using the curve modifier. I would like to add this stick to my simulation by scaling, rotation and moving it. Doing so, ...
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Ivy gen addon creates round shapes

I was working on a scene but needed some quick realistic ivy. I heard good things about the ivy gen add-on so I tried it. I followed some tutorials but whenever I change the length or any settings of ...
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How to create an oblique fence?

Is it possible to create an oblique fence-like structure with modifiers? I tried to create one with array then curve modifier and this is what happens
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How to animate Start and End Bevel using Bezier Circle [duplicate]

I'm trying to animate the start and end bevel using a Bezier circle.
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Is there any way to turn coordinates into curve?

I recorded fly camera movement, so I got keyframes with coordinates. Is there any way to turn the camera coordinates in keyframes into curve?
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How to make strips in VSE follow a path or curve?

Currently trying to get my head around blender after moving away from after effects. My workflow currently is, I produce animated gifs and will import these into blender as an png image sequence that ...
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how to duplicate and scale loop mesh with even offset

How do I use the Array modifier for internal loops having constant offset at boundaries. in this figure every duplicated curve is not at equal distance from the previous one.
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how to create a mesh whose faces reduces to zero as approaching towards center?

hello blender community .. please assist me making this pattern. I tried all the ways but failed to achive the similar one shown in image. I have idea that particle system might be used at vertices ...
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How to free hand draw curve object with drawing tablet? 2.8

Hey i figured out easiest way of creating custom neon light sign would be to draw it with curves. I know in 2.79 such option exists - https://docs.blender.org/manual/es/2.79/modeling/curves/editing/...
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Splitting bezier/nurb paths into multiple strands? [duplicate]

I've been trying to add hair to my stylized character sculpt using the curve technique that many youtube tutorials teach, but I find myself quite stumped on something; If I want to have one strand of ...
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Mesh Not Following Curve

I've been following this video and managed to do the hair correctly for the front part of my head, but for some reason I'm unable to get the mesh to properly follow the curve for the hair mesh meant ...
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How to simplify or resample a Bezier curve in Blender 2.9?

I searched in the forum and saw the other post of the same question posted 4 years ago, tried to follow it but found I couldn't do it in 2.9. So I created a path and converted it to mesh. Exit the ...
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How can I add multiple points on a circle without changing its shape? [duplicate]

I have created a circular curve and I'd like to add two points to it. I know I can select two points and then hit subdivide to get a new point in between these two points, but that is not a very ...
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How can I create a Bowen knot?

The Bowen knot is used on Apple keyboards as the symbol of the ⌘ Command key, also known as Viking's Shield, Heraldic Knot, etc. I'm trying to work out the overlap. Ideally, I want to use a Bézier ...
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How to make two separate curves move together

I'm looking to make a cable with a semi transparent outer sheath, and need the able to move and curve the cable. In order to have the sheath move with it, I'm trying to move a parent curve, the child ...
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Trying to use Curve modifier to put a string of lights on a tree [duplicate]

It's the staple of so many tutorials this time of year. I'm following some and mostly know what I'm doing. But mostly is the operative word. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out the Curve modifier....
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Animation Nodes: How to Distribute a Loop on a grid?

I created 2 procedural spiral splines(each in the gray frame), one has a smaller radius than the other. I looped each spline So I Imitate the fibers going on a Knot. Then added a curve modifier so I ...
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Why isn't my chain following the bezier circle?

I'm trying to make a necklace. I did find some similar questions and attempted to copy the answers (e.g. put object origins at the same point in space, mess with array/curve axis settings, Edit mode -&...
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Convert curve to particle hair guide

I have created curves for a character's eyelash,I wonder if it is possible to convert them to particle hair guides so that I can use children and other control.
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How to Make Smooth Bevel Curve Without Extra Crease?

I want to make something like a curve-shape pipe, so I use curve (I make an edge and convert it to curve because I need it like that in original work) and bevel it with bevel>object> ...
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How to control bevel in a curve?

I trying to make a rib that follows the edges of the column, but it doesn't work the way I wanted it. How am I supposed to know how much I need to turn the bevel object to get the desired effect? I ...
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Curved Mesh with Transparent Texture Transparency Issue

Sorry if this isn't particularly clear, I'm finding it a little difficult to even describe the problem I am facing! I have a model in Blender where I am aiming to model a layer being peeled off a ...
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Artifacts when using solidify on curves

When i apply the solidify modifier to curves (created by importing a svg file), it creates some weird artifacts. Any idea on how to fix it?

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