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Questions tagged [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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Modeling a twisty tree: How do I twist a beveled curve?

Hello Blender community! First time posting. I’m a fairly recent 3D NOOB playing around with Element 3D and C4D renderer in After Effects, and I have a project that’s allowing me to dig deeper into ...
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How do I get particles to follow an animated path or armature?

I'm doing this wormhole tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2WTH016rfk and I'm trying to get particles to also follow through the animated tunnel. Emitting from the far end and coming toward the ...
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What is this dot?

I think this dot is the object's cursor. This is a cornice profile that I want to attach to a curve (path) and bevel. It appears the dot attaches to the curve path. Can this dot be moved to the corner ...
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Blender, bezier curve looks

In every tutorial, bezier curve looks like that in edit mode: When I try it looks like that(not arrowlike) Any way to fix it?
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convert curve animation to keyframes

Hy everyone I've got a caterpillar/tank tracks, with several individual track parts. With the Curve modifier, they go around the curve and behave as they should. The animation is a loop animation ...
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I need help making a non realistic spider web so I can 3D print tokens for a game

So I have this and need it to look like a cartoon spiderweb so I need to inverse each of the curves and I'm not sure how to. I'm very new to 3D modeling and blender. I'd like it to look like this
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How to polish curving edges?

I have 2 questions please: 1. Just wondering how to polish these edges and make it look clean? And make it look more like hard edges. 2. I'm not satisfied with how the curve looks. I'm using snake ...
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Is there a better way to make paths? Working on a string for longbow

Hello I have a question about paths. I'm working on string for my longbow but this method that I'm using seems wrong. Is there a better way to do this or should I keep doing in like this? Curretly ...
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How can I make a curved ramp?

I imported a dxf file and wanted to make a curved road but with elevation (a curved ramp basically). How can I do it? This is what I want to do. Thanks!
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Connecting a face with another face along a specific curve

I need to connect a face with another face of a different cross-section via a specific curve. The face at the start of the curve needs to morph into the face at the end of the curve along the way. Can ...
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how i hide this duplifaces and left the ones that i want to preview

just like the title saids, i want to hide only ,for previewing the animation that i made, the spheres that are more bigger than the others, those i want to hide them, its there a way to do it? i added ...
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How to fold a disk into a cylinder while the edge are touching

I am really new to blender and I am looking to do modeling. How I can show a circular disk folds into becoming a hollow cylinder?
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How do I wrap surface around a molecule?

I'm trying to recreate a molecule wavefunction, where theres a surface which wraps an object but not too closely wrapping the object. Like this: I've made a molecule in blender very similar to the ...
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render curve color

I'm a total beginner in blender but this software is so nice. I'm trying to render a 2d scene wich simply changes material colors and zooms out camera. This should lead to a 2d logo animation. I set ...
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Curves not showing in object mode

My first post.. For some reason when I add a curve it doesn't show when in object mode only edit mode. Could someone clarify this? Thanks so much
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How create a cube with a rippled surface

I'd like to create a cube with one side rippled in the form of a sine wave. Here's what I've done so far: I wrote a Python function to create a sine wave curve I extruded the curve to form a 2d ...
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Drawing a nurbs curve along a surface

I think I've asked this question once before, but I am not sure if anyone out there has an answer. My question is, is there away that I could draw a Nurbs Curve right along a surface? As in the Nurbs ...
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graph editor motion curves in 3D view

Is there any way to get the graph editor curves in the 3D view? I know I can calculate motion paths for select bones, but it would be way easier to edit motion paths if I could just edit them as one ...
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best method for modeling a curved, diagonal rope pattern

wondering what the best way would be to achieve the curved rope pattern seen on the back of this macrame chair: https://i.gyazo.com/48a19b01a2d7430d2f66ed964814e081.png I've spent hours trying to ...
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How to remove unwanted tilt from bezier curve path [duplicate]

I'm trying to use an array and a curve modifier to create a simple track along a single bezier curve. I've run into a small issue though when I try to have the path curve around a corner while also ...
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Trying to set a Keyframe in the Curve Data tab using Python

I've been attempting to set a keyframe for the Bevel Factor Start and End of a Curve. I've tried using ...
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How to make curve cylinder?

How to make curve cylinder? Now I have a static ones, but I would like to make them curve. Is it possible to change them somehow?
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Make sine wave around a circle?

Ok I found this question with no answers - Sine wave on a ring and How do I make a curve in the shape of a simple wave form (sine)? to make a sine curve. I need what the first question asked for - I ...
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Restrict objects motion when using curve modifier

I am trying to create a swim cycle animation for a fish by adding a curve modifier to the fish then moving the curve through the fish. As you can see at first the fish is roughly centered on the ...
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Instancing not working in blender 2.8

(EDIT to reply to duplicate thread suggestion: The reason I think that this thread is not answered in https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/68923/torus-object-stretched-in-array-curve-modifier ...
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Generating sleepers for railroad track

Using this object as bevel curve, it is easy to generate railroad tracks. Now, how would you do add sleepers at regular intervals along the track?
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Create a curve from intersecting plane and mesh

I have the next problem. I need to create a curve from the intersection of this mesh (the slide) and the plane to make a path for a sphere to follow in an animation. Can you give me a guide on how to ...
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Curve modifier on an already curved model?

Hey there I have a brain neuron model which is already modeled in a curved shape. then I create a Bezier Curve in the same shape and place the Origin to the start of the curve and place the Origin ...
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How to correctly bend an object

Very beginner question, I'm attempting to have barbed wire twisting while moving in multiple directions behind a subject. I purchased this barbed wire 3d model and I've figured out how to animate it ...
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extrude Nurbs paths horizontally

When I create a NURBS path then extrude it in the geometry settings it extrudes up. How do I get it to extrude horizontal
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Need help with hardsurface modeling

Please excuse me for this is my first time on stack exchange and also my second time asking for help on any type of forum, so please bear with me. In the picture below (Sorry got this image a while ...
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Having trouble adding paths

I'm creating my first blender project and I'm trying to have the animated character follow a path. When I add the path in, there are no control points to make the path longer or curved. I've googled ...
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I would like to draw this rope, but since I'm a noob, it's hard

I've recently started blender... Doing a simple Japanese hotel room to build my ability... The issue is that this rope looks really good and I want to do it justice, but I've only ever used curves ...
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How can I make this airfoil/wing with the help of a Bezier curve without having to turn it into a mesh in Blender 2.79b?

Is there a way I can turn this airfoil here, into a wing? I made the wing by converting the curve into a mesh, and then extruding it, but of course I lost the very useful handes of the curve. How ...
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match two mesh curves

I've got a situation where two objects meet and they both have curves. I need to make the white portion on the left side match the curve of the gray portion on the left side. The inside the white ...
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connecting two vertex (F) not working?

I am trying to connect a vertex from one curve to the vertex from another duplicated curve. The command does not make a segment between vertex. If I pick 2 the vertex from the same curve I can. I am ...
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Getting the curve modifier to work

I have been using Blender for about a year and I sill don't know much. I was recently messing with the curves and watching tutorials when I stumbled into something weird. When I added the curve ...
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Location along actual (beveled) curve instead of points

The following code generates a tree root structure, by making each sub-root start at a point along the previous sub-root. They are all NURBS paths. The hitch, as you will see, is that the points are ...
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Trouble getting my character to follow a curved path

I seem to be having issues getting my character to follow a curved path I've set up. I've been playing around with it and nothing seems to work properly. Whether I parent the bones in Object Mode to ...
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Mesh distorted/stretched out with Array along curve

I have tried all the solutions on stackexchange for this issue, but I still cant get it to work. I have a wire segment that I am trying to duplicate along a curve with the Fit curve option. The wire ...
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Make object follow curve without rotating/deforming

I'm trying to make a functioning escalator. I've got an array of stairs with a curve modifier and a bezier circle for the path. When a stair is on the parts of the curve that bend, the stairs rotate ...
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Particles in curve guide flickering

i did an animation of cars driving on streets to simulate a traffic scene. I have two bezier curves representing the streets with curve guides on them. The curves are placed parallel, the directions ...
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How to set direction of spin tool blender

I want to create a pipe with multiple curves see image below: I have done this with the spin tool but now i want my curve to follow the blue arrow instead of what it does now.. How do i do this i ...
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Blender Anvil Curved Base

The current problem with my anvil is curved at the bottom not straight like the pictures on the right side. It is also smooth which I am very sure is very noticeable in renders.
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SVG file consisting of curves does not import into Blender

Importing https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/Bitcoin.svg, a file which looking at the source code appears to be made of paths and have no raster images in it, does not make any ...
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Moving trail of Particles forming rings when the emitter is constrained to “Follow Path” [duplicate]

EDIT: The answers found in this previously asked question didn't help: Particles are clumping on each frame I'm trying to use particles, which are moving along a path,by following an animated emitter....
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How to wrap a spiral around an object?

I'm trying to make a spiral wrap around a bent object. Or at least, bend the spiral itself to be placed and scaled accordingly. The example here is of the tights, two seperate spirals mirrored and ...
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Christmas lights Soft/Rigid body curve physics

I am trying to model christmas lights that are going to be moving around a lot in the animation. So, I want to make the wire a soft body curve to keep render time low. Using a mesh was too slow. The ...
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See UVs for beveled curve in UV/Image Editor

So I'm making character hair and I have plane beveled on to a curve like this Now I'm able to see the texture I apply on it, but I want to edit the UVs for it. I usually select the faces in edit mode ...
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Curves to Polygons?

Looking for some advice/help here.... I created a land mass in Illustator, saved as SVG, then imported into Blender and meshed from curves and extruded. However, all the edge lines are straight across,...