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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How to model a mesh of curved axe?

I am trying to model this axe and I don't know how to do it properly. I've highlighted the part I'm trying to make here: I tried two different main approaches so far: Start off from a plane and ...
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Python: Store rotation / normal in bezier curve point?

Still trying to visualize a game file format in Blender, I think I reached a limit of what I can do with Blender Bezier Curves. The game file format defines the coordinates of the curve point and the ...
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Generating jigsaw pieces from svg curves

I have generated the laser cut of a jigsaw in Inkscape. After importing the svg in Blender I am now trying to extract each jigsaw piece into it's own object. The problem is that my SVG is made of ...
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Python: Imported Curve points lose Z coordinate in Edit Mode

I'm trying to use bezier curves for editing paths of a custom game file format. A weird bug (?) when switching to Edit Mode makes the bezier spline points lose their Z coordinate, it being set to 0, ...
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Make a bezier curve into a subdivided mesh?

I have created a shape using a bezier curve. I want to give it depth and then apply an image as a displacement modifier. I have added a face to the shape and extruded the shape into 3 dimensions. ...
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Bend a bezier curve along bezier curve

I would like to bend a complex bezier curve with a curve modifier. What do I have to regard in respect to the curve that gives the shape? Number of control points, location of curve in relation to ...
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What are the practical differences between beziers, nurbs and paths?

I know that Beziers, Nurbs curves and Paths have different controls: Bezier handles have control over tangents, and the curve always touches the control point Nurbs curves don't touch the control ...
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Follow Curve Force Field Doesn't Work?

I had a Problem Using the Follow CUrve Force Filed in blender 2.77. This is the Scene: The Highilighted Object is a Plane, with a particle Setting and the curve has a Follow Curve Force Field ...
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Let text follow animated beziercurve

I have created a 3D bezier curve. In order to animate that bezier curve I have added hooked the curve with empties (ctrl+h used: https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/21234 ) Now I have selected my ...
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Planar curve with width

I have a planar bezier curve, this curve is in general not closed but it can intersect itself. What I want is to give this curve a finite width in the plane of the curve. I have found many ideas ...
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How can I make a perfect sweep with bevel object in Bezier curve(3d) (Pipe)

I can't create a Pipe 3D without annoying shrinkage in the corner of my bezier curve using bevel object. Those are my step. I create a bezier curve (on 3 axes) transforming two corner in Vector ...
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Rounded caps on a Bezier Curve pipe

This may be a simple question. Essentially I am procedurally generating random 3D figures using a bezier curve and bezier circle bevel object, however, one of the only things I can't figure out how ...
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Get points of Bezier Curve in coordinate space of the scene

Sorry if the title is confusing, I wasn't sure how to best describe what I am trying to do. Basically, I'm trying to create Bezier Curves that "grow" off of each other. For example, I would make one ...
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How do I add a non-deformed end cap to a tube?

I want to create some parts that I can reuse for models. I was trying to make a steam punkish exhaust pipe. I want to be able to make the pipe of any length, and as curvy as I like but I want to keep ...
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how can I extrude curve shapes onto curve without tapering

I'm stuck. Can't figure out how I can extrude a closed curve onto a NURBS curve without it looking tapered. I notice that when it's set to "2D" there is no tapering, but I want to do it on 3d. ...
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Bezier Curve: Bevel Object is creating a flat surface

I'm using a bezier curve and want to create a specific bevel edge shape to it in 3D. The shape I want the bezier circle to be along its length is attached below. I created it by converting the edge ...
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What is the mathematical basis for F-Curves?

The Blender user's manual says: Although F-curves are very similar to Bézier Curves, there are some important differences. One of these differences is the fact that an F-curve doesn't allow a ...

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