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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Object wobbling and shaking while camera following a path

I have a cube object and I'm trying to move the camera in a spiral and then render the video. When seen from the camera view, the cube object seems to wobble a lot along the z axis. I have seen this ...
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Randomize rotation of object following path

I want to create a static render of a chain and have each bead rotate randomly along the Bezier Curve. I am using the "Path Animation" option which duplicates the bead along the path, but I see no way ...
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How to fix twisting in beveled curve?

I have a simple bezier curve made up basic angles. When i try to bevel it and give it some thickness, what should be a cylinder becomes twisted and warped. I have attached some pictures. How can I fix ...
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I cannot get this cylinder to follow the bezier curve

Hello guys, new to blender here. I cant seem to get this cylinder to follow the bezier curve spiral shape i created. When I move the cylinder along the curve its completely off and starts twisting and ...
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Blender uniform Bezier curve without using its shape [duplicate]

Ok, I Don't know how to properly express what I'm looking for, but I'll try: I have a BEZIER curve like this: My problem is that in edit mode, the distance from the resolution points isn't constant: ...
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Creating A Mesh From Curve Correctly

I've been modeling a helmet, recently tried adding some "Wings" to the sides of the helmet to give it some character. I created the wings using the Bezier Curve's and converted it into a mesh from ...
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How can I add thickness to a polygonal chain? [duplicate]

I'm really new to blender and I'm trying to add thickness to a fairly complex polygonal chain. I've seen a lot on how to do it with Bezier curves but nothing on how to do it with polygonal chains. ...
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How do I use python to hook control points of a bezier curve to bones of an armature without inexplicably deforming the bezier curve?

I have the following code to construct a bezier curve, an armature, and then hook them together, unfortunately it does not accomplish my mission ...
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How do you make a sharp angle with Bezier cruve? [duplicate]

There inside blue circle, I need to make a sharp corner, not round corner. How do you do it?
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Bezier Curve - Cant select anchor points

This is a really simple question but I am new to this. I just started using blender on my Mac and I created a Bezier curve while following along with a tutorial. I have toggled to edit mode, and am ...
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How do you cut a beveled curve?

I'm working on this wing design for future models and I used bevel to create the wing spines. The problem is that the end pokes out at the bottom of the spine. Is there any way to solve this problem? ...
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Adding a Bezier Curve with a single point at 3D cursor [beginner]

Complete beginner to scripting. I'm trying to create an add-on that would allow me to add a bezier curve with one single control point (vertex) at the 3d cursor. This is what I have: ...
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Cut hole in volume generated from bezier curve [duplicate]

New to blender and I am having difficulty subtracting two objects from each other. I have made a surface from a bezier curve which I extruded (using 2D under the geometry tab) and filled both ends. ...
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Can we shorten spines on bezier curves? [duplicate]

Is there a way to reduce the size of the spines poking out of bezier curves? Or is there a way to generate smaller bezier curves with smaller spines?
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Adding segment to Bezier curve

When I attempt to add a second segment to a Bezier curve, it creates it very small and folded back on itself, almost like a circle. I create it by selecting the end point of the first curve and then ...
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Modify or decorate a bezier / curve

Is there a simple way to "modify" / "decorate" a bezier / curve (==curve in the following). For example: modify a curve so that it is dashed or dotted; decorate a curve so that it has something (an ...
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problem with subdivision surface modifier

So Im making this model of BMO from Adventure Time.Being beginner and all I am not quite skilled with subdivision surface modifier(and all modifiers in general),so could somebody tell me a way to ...
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Bezier curve normal size length [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the length of the displayed cyrve normal arrows when working with the Bezier curve? I'm using metric for my scene and I'm doing a small cable and this "centipede legs" are ...
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How do I get the screw modifier to go around the Y axis for a 2d Trace

I want to recreate a chess piece (Bishop) by wrapping a side trace around the y axis. However, when I use the screw modifier, it decides the y axis isn't good enough and does this to me. This isn't ...
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What's the best way to take a bezier curve and have it render as a freestyle line?

I'm attempting to draw a road onto a mesh terrain and am looking for a better solution than the one I currently have. At the moment I create a bezier curve in the shape of the road then apply a Shrink ...
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Mirror multiple meshes with bezier curve

I am standing in front of a problem, hopefully somebody knows a solution to it. I have a torus array and inside a bezier curve; I've added a curve modifier to the array to follow the bezier curve as ...
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Make Bezier Curve look like Torus Array

I am just sitting here at my very first own project and just thinking if it is possible to make a bezier curve look like a torus array like seen in example picture. Hope anyone can tell me how to do ...
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Making sharp corners with bezier curve [duplicate]

Is there a way to create sharp corners without overlapping?
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How to make branch from bezier curve [duplicate]

I have just a normal bezier curve. And i have sub divide once. I want to extrude the sub divide vertex. Like the branch. But when i extrude the handle is remove and when i extruded from the handle it ...
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Parenting objects to Bézier control point handles?

I can parent objects to Bézier control points easily enough. However, when I try to do the same with the control point handles, the objects still parent to the main control point. Is it possible to ...
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Bezier masks for use with groups of shapes?

I'm using Blender to do some 2D, shape-based animation. Everything you see here is a Bézier shape. To animate the mouth and eyes independently, I add holes to the head shape and then stack the eye ...
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How to let a cable hang so that it look realistic

i just have made a lamp on a cable hanging from a beam, but i doesnt look realistic. How can I animate the cable so that it hangs from the bean like a cable would?
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How to fill the surface of a “wireframe”-sphere in Blender

I have half a sphere together with a full sphere as separate objects in a blender file. I load them from a X3D file I generate externally. I get them as something, which seems to be something like a ...
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Animate object along path and deform accordingly

I'm trying to animate an object across a bezier curve using path constraint but, even though the orientation of the object changes correctly, its shape doesn't change. I'd like it to "deform" ...
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Make bezier cuves follow/face/parallel to the mesh to make hair

Why am I doing this: I'm looking for an easy way of creating polygonal hair. What I'm doing: As I understand, the quickest way is to convert the particle 'guide'-hairs to bezier curves and add a ...
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Bezier freehand draw curve is very coarse with larger errors

When creating a freehand drawing of a Bezier curve i get very coarse angular line with an "error" of ~10 in the "Draw Curve" menu (see image). When opening a new Blender window the curve draws fine ...
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Force redraw / update of curve object

I have written a script that syncs the position of a bezier curve handle to an empty via a handler (bpy.app.handlers.scene_update_post): ...
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Hide handles that belongs to non-selected vertices in the bezier curve editor

I want to only see the handles for the vertex I have selected. Can I do that? I know how to hide all handles, but toggling them all the time is annoying.
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Connecting two curves with same number of vertices

I'm looking to connect two curves. One duplicated from the other and then modified. They have the same number of vertices. While a more broad question than this example, I'm trying to connect a top ...
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how can I make a mesh from curves?

I'm trying to mesh a rear wing of a vintage car. I've done some Bezier curves and converted them into mesh. I have the same amount of vertices, so I should be able to connect everything together but I ...
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How to make a generated texture follow a Bezier curve?

I'm animating a representation of fluid flow by using a generated Wave texture, animating the mapping to make the rings travel. This works well for a cylindrical object; but for a bent tube, the rings ...
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How do I fill my bezier curve shape?

I'm trying to create legs for my park bench in Blender. The shape is a bit complex to model, so I crafted it using bezier-curves. However after selecting "Both" as my fill-option the shape fills up ...
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How to make beveled 90 degree corners on a curve better?

I know the title is a mouthful, but this is the problem: I made a curve with 90 degree corners, like so: I then beveled it, and this was the result: As you can imagine, this isn't very pretty. I'm ...
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Polygon hair in blender using bezier curves

In the attached image you'll see a hair model made by Apachii (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10168/?) -a Skyrim modder. I downloaded all her hair files and have tried to reverse engineer her ...
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Animating cylinder mesh distortion with bezier curve

The goal: Animate change mesh cylinder shape to reflect the shape of a Bezier curve. Example: Start with a straight cylinder, change shape until on frame 200, the result is an S curve. The cylinder ...
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How to animate a metal backbone?

Hello i've made a cyborg (a human body with metallic parts) and i have alot of difficulties with the rigging (the metallic parts deforms when i dont want them to) and especially the backbone! there ...
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Bezier curves not rendering like preview

I'm having trouble getting the bezier curve to be smooth when rendering, but it looks fine on preview. Help!
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Animating appearing/extending strip with gaps

As i am new to blender i decided to learn by recreating some animations which have some interesting problems, and gain more knowledge about how tv intros are being done, collecting some parody intros ...
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Curve Inner Edges of an Mesh (Not the outer edges which I can use bevel on)

I am quite new to blender and am trying to model a futuristic delta wing spacecraft/plane. I am having trouble creating a cockpit because I couldn't find how to curve edges. Please note I am not ...
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Sculpting with Bezier/NURBS object

Imagine the following to make a landscape. I have created a plane. Then I add, to the plane, bezier curves, either closed or open. Then I want to "lift" the bezier curves to raise part of the plane to ...
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How can I simplify or resample a Bezier curve?

When I use the Grease Pencil to draw out quick curves in the 3D Viewport, and then convert the pencil to a Bezier curve, the result is always consisting of very dense geometry and handles which are ...
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Get error trying to connect segments(Bezier Curve)

Trying to make this a raised image. I get the Error:"Cannot make segment" when I try to close it. Confused as to what I am doing wrong. Edit: I have tried to use F to connect them and E Wow Alt-c ...
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line segments with edges into a curve

I want to give these line segments a continuous cylinder shape, like a Spaghetti noodle. My aim is to make this path visible in render mode. At the moment you are not able to see it in render mode ...
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Recover camera Pose from animation Path

I have a camera object, let's say Cam1, following a path defined by a BezierCurve. The bezierCurve is defined as a constraint for the camera, and the camera follows it over 240 frames in an animation. ...
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need double helix mesh to follow bezier curve

I need to get my double helix mesh to follow the bezier curve in this screen shot. When I add a curve modifier to my double helix, instead of following the curve, it distorts the size and angles of ...