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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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How to make curve apply its bevel radius after all deformations

I have a wicker basket which is made up of curves. The object has a couple of array modifiers, a simple deform and a cast modifier to achieve its final shape. It looks fine from afar but upon closer ...
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2.8 Outline on Curve Objects

Is there a way to hide these outlines that are on curve objects? They kind of get in the way in my render preview.
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Why doesn't my plane array align to a curve?

I'm trying to align an array of planes to a curve using the curve modifier. However, instead of the planes following the track, they just build a straight line which crosses the starting point of the ...
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Make solidifed mesh follow the mesh in front of it

So basically I did a cloak for a character I'm working on. I solidifed them, so that they don't look like planes. But when rigging it is creating weird deforms, sticking through itself and is totally ...
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How do you make a curve which is in a spiral shape and scale it while keeping one point still

I've already made the spiral, but I want to know how to scale it while keeping one end still, like what would happen if you compressed a spring.
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How to offset bezier curve?

I am not able to find offset bezier curve option in blender which is available in most of software
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How to move more objects in a coordinated manner with the particle system

Hello to every blender user. I'm trying to configure the particle system because I want that it generates a certain number of cars that should follow a curve. I have different types of cars. Here's ...
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How can I change the X, Y or Z transform values of all a curve's control points at the same time?

I'm trying to change the X, Y or Z values of all a curve's control points at the same time (while I'm in Edit mode). What I do is to select all the curve vertex points and then on the X, Y or Z fields ...
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Frame-Duplicated Metaballs not rendering in Blender 2.79

I am trying to create a flow of water by duplicating metaballs along a curve. I've gone through the motions of creating a curve and a metaball, setting the Parent ...
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Particles don't follow curve

I'm trying to create a traffic simulation with the particle system. I want to create a lot of cars that walk along a path...I'm just following this tutorial : The problem is that when I setup the ...
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How do I animate the shrink/fatten value on a beveled curve?

I have a twisted cylinder shape made with a beveled Nurbs Path, which needs to bulge and shrink at specific vertices over time (like how a person's Adam's apple moves when they swallow). I'd prefer ...
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How can I make a non-handwriting text appearing like if someone writes it?

I followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59O7wunijo making a text with a Grease Pencil and then converting it to Bezier curve so I can control the text appearing by tweaking Bevel ...
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Is there a way to array an object along a few faces?

Of course, objects can be arrayed along a curve, but I was wondering if there was a way to array them along a series of faces. I'm gonna be adding details to my Titanic model, and I'm wanting to array ...
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Array isn't following curve

I have set up an array modifier and a bezier curve which the array is following. My spheres aligned themselves in a straight line for the length of the curve, however they are not following the curve ...
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Non destructive curve to mesh ?

i want to join all thoses curves with faces in a non destructive way , to form an organic building. so when i join them with faces i want to still have the possibility to ajust thoses curves. is it ...
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Particle objects deformed along curve guide not following path correctly

I am trying to create arrows into my animation so that the arrow objects are emitted as particles and they follow a curve which also deforms the arrows. I used this file and concept to build on: How ...
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How to extract side-view outline (e.g. top view) of a 3D object to 2D surface?

I want to make some 2D version of 3D particles. I used to shrinkWrap the 3D mesh to a plan, and draw NURBS curve manually along the boundary. However it is too time-consuming! Is there any easy way ...
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Texture bezier curves

I'm pretty new to blender, and I followed this tutorial on how to make poly hair using bezier curves. The problem is, I want to make cc for the Sims 4, and I need to place a texture on my mesh. And I ...
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Texture scale on multiple objects / curves

Does anyone know how to make the scale of a texture on a curve globally consistent? If I adjust the texture coordinates for one curve to the desired scale, on another (shorter but same circumference)...
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How to connect bezier curve endpoints with straight line

I create beziel curve like this: Then I press alt+c to connect endpoints and I get this: But I want this: Can somebody please help me?
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Square-spiral path

I'd like to model a path that goes through a spiral-like, rounded square loop, then loops back out. I know about the Extra-Spiral tool, but that only gets me halfway through. I want to accomplish ...
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Deforming object particles along curve [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a set of arrows that follow a complex path. I'm setting up a particle emitter that emits these arrows and I have a curve acting as curve guide so is it possible to also deform ...
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mesh is twisting on bezier circle

after managing to get the mesh to follow the bezier circle theres a problem where it twists and screws up in one corner but the other corner seems fine. if it matters the origin point is at the top of ...
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How to keep camera always in horizontal position?

The camera is following the path from top to the bottom, orbiting around the wires. I would like it to be focused all the time on the wires in horizontal position. Is there a way to exclude Z axis ...
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How do you make perfect sinoids in a curve?

A want to model a several curves to have a perfect sinusoidal structures of specific integer frequencies. Is there any kind of generator for linear waves in curves?
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Freestyle: how to make uneven messy outlines

Yesterday, I saw this below thread by Snoob Dog, thus inspiring ideas for 2d animators. Awesome answers therein. Freestyle: control the Thickness of stroked curve using Radius? Now, I have new ...
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Object with curve modifier changes dimensions on different bezier curves

I'm having an issue with these two curve modifiers. I copy and pasted the object. I made sure the origins are lined up (curve itself is fine). I applied rotation and scale. But this and several other ...
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How to stick a curve (with shape keys) on rig?

I used curves to do my character's eyebrows and gave them some shape keys. But I didn't know that I coudln't give them an armature (the one for the character). Is there a way to keep the shape keys ...
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Repeating objects along a path without altering geometry

I'm trying to line up duplications of one and the same object using an Array Modifier and a path/curve. You can think of a line of dominos: They are repeatedly lined up behind each other with some ...
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Why the curve getting twisted

With the plane i have converted to curve. And made the profile i bevel the curve is getting twisted. As we have XYZ axis. Where this W axis came from With the Tilt option i can rotate but why its ...
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Can someone explain how I can make this corner flat and flow into an incline?

I'm trying to build a track for Assetto Corsa for the first time and I'm having trouble making the corner flat and curve into an incline.
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weird rotate/move problem with curves / is there a easy way to recreate curves?

I was trying to make hair with curves, but then i got some weird problem with some of them that when i move or rotate they would randomly tremble and get in a different position in relation to the ...
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Freestyle: control the Thickness of stroked curve using Radius?

(My english isn't very good, do not hesitate to edit my question) I'm currently searching the best way to draw some 2D filled shape using Blender. For example: This image is a render from ...
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Why i can't get smooth bevel?

I have a curve and with the default circle im making a bevel like a pipe. Im not getting smooth pipe feeling bevel with the curve. Why there are cut or up and down with the bevel. Any suggestion or ...
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Stretch or extend curves dynamically based on mesh translation (or rotation)

I recently started using Blender for a project involving multiple cables (or ropes) connected to the same object. Let's say, for instance, this is my set-up: - two cylinders containing a rolled-up ...
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How to clean up these curves

I got the following curve But in edit mode it is ridiculous messy. It looks it's really small, but if i hit Ctrl+A (Apply) > Scale nothing will change. Why does my Curve not apply the scale?
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Arrow animation in 2D

I think I have understood the basic principles of animating an arrow traveling along a curve. My problem is that my arrow becomes twisted as it travels along the curve. What is it that I do wrong? ...
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Missing panel on blender 2.79 [closed]

There is this panel that is on multiple tutorials I have watched which I cant find. Please help, I am getting really frustrated.
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Extrude object along curve not working

I'm trying to create a series of arches based on a single molding profile. I've created each arch as a curve and the plan was to then take the profile (a single face at the moment) and extrude it ...
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Coloring bevel curve with vertex color

I'm working on a visualization problem. I'm given a curve with a list of vertices. There is a color assigned to each vertex. My question is "how do I generate the bevel curve by linearly ...
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Curve path on sphere

I have a sphere with mapped imaged of the earth. I want to show a tiny sphere following the path along from one point to another like and airplane. I did this already representing a ship on a flat ...
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Importing vector lines (SVG) as Curves

I got the following line drawing in Illustrator. As I export it as SVG and importing it in Blender. Blender automatically creates from the seperate lines closed Curves. How to import a SVG without ...
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Morph Text from Horizontal to Curve above

How is the best way to morph text from a Horizontal to an Arc above it? When I add the Curve Modifier to my Text it instantly get transformed. Thus, I am unable to lock (keyframe) the start. Can ...
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Using Array modifier, is it possible to gradually increase the offset?

I have an oblong circle of sticks (using array and curve modifier), but I would like to increase the offset gradually in two places(as shown on the screenshot). Does anyone have tips on how to ...
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Looking for advise on modeling/faking lots of rope

Another question for my Titanic model. I’m wondering how to efficiently add the rope arches on the lifeboats. My first thought is using curves and an array modifier to add long cylinders with a rope ...
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how do i make a ramp around a corner?

how do i curve a ramp around a corner like this? whenever i try something, it's just frilly. is there any good method to do this? EDIT: people didn't understand, so here:
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Assigning shape key to a curve

To create a shape key of a curve we need to start with the curve's base geometry and then move the points in edit mode to have the new form, that's assigned to shape key. Is there a way I can directly ...
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Join curves with Python by color

I'd like to group curves by color, so I'm try to join them together. I used an override from this solution. Everything works splendid inside Blender but in my external program I have ...
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Bending objects along a curve

I do not know English, so I will use a translator. how can you curve the mesh at angles? That is, there is a curve, and there is a cube, you need to bend it along the curve but that it is bent along ...
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Rotate along curve, using a empty?

I´m trying to rotate an array of objects along a curve, using a empty object in the middle that can be rotated. Using a curve-modifier I'm able to rotate the objects as the green arrows show. But I ...