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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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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,...
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Array along the curve keeping rotation and equal steps along an axis

Is there a way to control a position of arrayed objects by a curve keeping the rotation mode and equal steps of the array along an axis? (Detailed explanation at the screenshot applied) Thanks!
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How to make an arch in a model w/o Bezier Curves and w/o adding separate objects?

I would like to curve a line in order to make a medieval door. I'm talking about this curve: I can't understand and I can't find any tutorial that tells you how to make this kind of curves, also I ...
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Audio visualisation

I have created a simple grid with a wave modifier, It looks like this right now. I want to have the wave be manipulated by audio. does anyone know how i can import audio tracks into blender and have ...
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Curving an edge of a polygonal mesh in blender

I'm trying to replicate this bat: https://www.amazon.in/DSC-Scorer-Kashmir-Willow-Cricket/dp/B014R90AJA/ref=sr_1_11?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1544122892&sr=1-11&refinements=p_n_pct-off-...
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How i can join two segments of curve?

I want to create it like one solid pipe. How to fix that? I think that problem is in segment's which are not connected. If I want to press F - Cannot make segments.
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Curve- and Array Modifier won't align with the curve [duplicate]

I am a bit desparate with one problem. I am having a bezier curve, which I want to add some meshes to with the array modifier, in combination with the array modifier. Problem is, no matter which axis ...
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Problems with extruded curve and solidify modifier

I'm relatively new to blender and am having issues with a curve that has a solidify modifier applied to it. I'm trying to 3d print cookie cutters and need to take custom curves, extrude them to a ...
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How do you extrude a mesh so it sweeps another object

I'm working on a bobsled roller coaster in No Limits 2 and I have a 3d spline that follows the track. I'm using blender to make the half cylinder that replaces the existing track to make it look like ...
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How can I apply a twist incrementally along a curve?

I have been working on creating knotwork in blender - with the ultimate goal being to create a 3D print that I'll use to make jewellery out of. So far the process I've been using is to design the ...
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Blender to Unity animation not working

Im making a game using cycles render with a friend who is coding in unity and we have just come across a major problem with animating. The model I’ve made is a tank. When I send him the FBX file the ...
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Extruding a form along a curve + rotating it [duplicate]

Is there a way to control the rotation of the extruded mesh along the curve? To show what I want to do: And this is what I got so far Don't worry about the overall proportions and the mat (still ...
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Making a clean mesh from Imported SVG from maze Generator?

Hi I am trying to create a maze from Maze Generator. I am using the method mentioned here Current Method of making the maze, however the only difference is I close the exits to make the outer walls a ...
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Curves Straightening At Join

As I am working on my mesh, there seems to be an issue with joining two Nurbs Curves. When they join, one straighten out and moves to what seems to be a consistent coordinate. I do not understand, as ...
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Mirroring a Curve

First thing I must point out: I am very new to Blender and only a month into it. If I don't understand much of anything bear with me. So I am rotating a curve, though I want this affect to be ...
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The second emitter does not emit particles in the correct way

I'm trying to create a traffic simulation using the blender particle systems with different model of cars. The enviroment consists of a two-lane road. I want the cars crossing the two lanes in ...
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Branching and swirling mesh on a ring

I need help constructing this ring. I thought it would be simpler, but the splitting and recombining of curves that swirl in variously symmetrical ways make the intricacy a little more difficult than ...
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Blender hair problem: Cycles viewport rendering is different from final render

I'm having a weird problem where the hair at the tips of my mesh look like they're exploding. I have no idea why this is or why it only shows up in the render. I also have some strands that are darker ...
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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 ...