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Use this tag for question regarding "data paths" and "file paths" in blender.

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How to make a curve path from scratch given a list of (x, y, z) points?

I want to move a soft body object in my scene on a path (curve path). For the path, I want to make it myself from scratch. I basically have a Python List containing (x, y, z) points and want to create ...
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Object animate and deform follow path not working

I hope you are having a great day. I am following a tutorial to make an object, in my case something that will eventually be modeled into a bendy bus or tram, and at one point I followed the ...
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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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Camera constrained to path, not follow it exactly around curves

I have my camera constrained to a curve with Follow Path and it stays with its origin on the path exactly. But when I add a strong curve to the path the camera starts going off the path. It is cutting ...
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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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Lock axis while rotating along path

I'm trying to keep the z axis (Poles) of the sphere at a certain angle while the sphere travels along it's path. I can't see an option to animate transform in a local orientation. It always animates ...
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Can I edit the motion path?

Can I change the motion path only by editing the line in the motion path? I want to change the path by editing the line created by the motion path Instead of following the white line I want my bone ...
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How do i change the interpolation of nurbs curve so its bezier?

Im fairly new to blender, i know the basics and all, but i want the camera to follow a path, starting of slow, speeding up, then slowing down again, but it wont let me change the interpolation, and im ...
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How do I make various objects point at/follow a path?

I'm trying to create a city street on a slope. I haven't found any methods that allow for several different objects to follow the same path, so maybe a path isn't the right method (still quite new to ...
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Stairs along bezier path [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to make a stair case along a complicated bezier curve. The stairs are just made of wooden planks, so it's simple model, I'm just having trouble keeping them all level and ...
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Objects following a path

After 3 days of searching I'm finally resorting to asking. If this has been already asked I am sorry, I just cannot find the solution. I want to get several objects to follow a path. However, when ...
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Stopping Follow Path at the beginning

I'm mixing animations in NLA editor, and I want start with follow constraint turned off. For example, I want my character to wave, and then play the walk cycle with follow path. The keyframing ...
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Merging a path to another object

I currently have a Square based pyramid and a path that's beveled by a Bezier circle. is there any way to merge these two objects. and if so do i need to merge the path or the bevel object to the ...
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follow path not working correct way

I have a mesh and a curve and trying to make follow path. I have selected the mesh and then curve and press Ctrl+P and selected follow path. But the mesh is not moving in the curve shape. Its bouncing ...
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Why object deformed in Follow Path (ctrl + p)?

I'm trying this method I found in youtube: https://youtu.be/ZgdobdXzKM4 But the problem is the child/duplicated objects deformed when applying the "Follow Path". What would be the reason deformed and ...
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Game Engine - Steering Behaviour Understanding

I am working on a BGE Horror Game right now and I want the enemy to follow the player around, but not directly. I want it to also walk around radon parts of the map even when the player is not there. ...
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How do I resolve a path with backpaths (..) in the image.filepath?

I'm trying to find the directory where an image file for a slot texture is located. It works fine for most paths, but when the paths are qualified with .. (to back up a directory) it will then crash ...
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How can you Path Extrude over time?

I want to extrude along a path over time so as to animate a path growing over time. How can I do that in Blender?
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Overlapping structure when beveling (SVG) curve

I hope somebody can give me some tipps although I don't really know how to phrase my problem for a suitable title. I want to create a path in Inkscape and import it as an SVG to blender. When I ...
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How to set directories of a file from which I append? [closed]

I am making a project where I use materials from an external file.Both my files are present in a folder. I append them. While scripting, I specified the absolute path of the file. But if I copy the ...
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How can i cover a space between a path i drew?

Hi, im a trully beginner in blender. I made this logo and now i need to fill that empty space between the path i used to draw the logo. Fill it or cover the top and bottom with some kind of "surface" ...
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How to add holes to an extruded path object - I wish to modle a filmstrip

I plan to animate a filmstrip (growing and curling around itself), using the path or bezier tool. BUT how could I get the sprocket holes as well; is there a system where you can extrude and add a ...
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How to make the circumference of a Path/Bezier Curve Low Poly?

I am working on a game asset and I wanted to create some wires, I'm relatively new to blender but I want to know how to make a low poly wire. The circumference is too round as it has too many vertices....
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Blender how to scale individual vertices on a curve? [duplicate]

I set a bevel on a curve, but supposedly there is a way to scale vertices of a curve so that they also scale the radius of the corresponding bevel. How can this be accomplished?
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Armature doesn't follow path

I have a problem with my armature, it should follow a path but it doesn't move from its initial position... the thin blue line between the armature and the curve appears and moves along the curve but ...
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How do you control the number of loops on a bevel of a path?

Changing the resolution just doesn't do the trick. How can I control the bevel on a path to change the number of loops it uses to comprise the bevel?
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why follow path going in different direction

I have a mesh and curve. With the mesh selected and curve i press ctrl+P -- follow path. When i play animation the mesh go in different direction and also after few key animation stop but key frame ...
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texture baker addon how tho choose path and size from UI

I am curently creating a simple texture baker addon. I am not a coder, just picking thing from many sources and try to make it work together. My AO baker works fine but I am not able to choose image ...
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Ubuntu Blender Installation, Python sys.path broken

I have installed blender on three Ubuntu machines using the following commands: ...
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Blender 2.79 on Mac Os 10.12 import csv data using Python

Most advice on importing csv files seems to assume users are on Windows, not Mac and many hours of effort has not helped this noobie to figure out the Mac setup and paths to import csv files to ...
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Make The Camera Focus On A Rotating Cube On A Path In A Loop Animation

How Do I Make The Camera Focus On A Rotating Cube On A Path In A Loop Animation ? With Camera Constraints, The Camera Fails To Focus On the cube & Gets Lost As It Moves Along The Path. With ...
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Roll Camera Following a Path

Apologies, I'm sure this question has been answered before, but so far I have not found a solution that works in my situation. I have a path that my camera follows and a second path that my camera ...
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Convert animation on curve modifier for Unity

As you can see in the gif above, I have a very simple animation along a path. Basically, the snake has an unapplied curve modifier and simply moving it on the Y axis creates this animation. However, ...
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Modify size of bevel object at certain points along path

I am creating a growing branch that will grow into my daughters name similar to the video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEAx3SbFaw The video tutorial shows how the tapered branch ...
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How do I make a curve in the shape of a simple wave form (sine)?

I am trying to create a curve with a simple wave form to use it as animation path. Although I have a bunch of possibilities to add different curves: .. I did not find a solution yet. This is exactly ...
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Camera is offset from path it is following

The camera is constrained to follow a path, and both the path and the camera are far from the origin of the scene. I can see that the camera is being offset from the path with the same offset it had ...
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transparent depth socket light path cycles

as you can see i have kind of problem with blender specifically with the light path node have here plane with alpha channel and pass it from the first monkey with simple diffuse material in other ...
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v2.79 How to animate: array of 6 cubes should follow path (path=circle)?

Step1 (see pic): Step 2 (see pic): Step 3: applied array modifer + applied curve modifier Step 4: cubes selected, edit mode: p (seperate by loose parts) Step 5: cubes selected, object mode, set ...
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How do I change camera targets when following a path?

I have a nurbs path setup and my camera operates following the path. I can get it to track an empty, but I want it to change between a couple of empties as it progresses down the path. Is there a ...
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How can I move camera following path and tracking to target at the same time?

The camera doesn't move when I use 'TRACK_TO' and 'FOLLOW_PATH' at the same time in Python. Here is the Python script i have made. Please tell me how to fix it. Thank you. ...
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Hair particles not following curve modifier :(

Happy Holidays everyone :) I'm making a holiday special simulation this week but I can't do that if my garland is just a string. The zig zag tube is the emitter which represents the string and the ...
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Object array doesn't follow spiral path

I'm trying to create an array along this spiral, but I don't know why my object doesn't follow the path I created (I only modified the external line of the Blender curve spiral). It seems that the ...
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Path constraint switching and timing

I am working on my character animation project. I want to create multiple paths for my character to follow, (do action). For Example, follow the first path from frame (x) and (do action) until the ...
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How to make an object move on a Mobius strip?

I have Mobius strip and a sphere. I want the sphere to move on the strips surface, like on a path. How can I do this? I've tried drawing curves, but I can't create the whole path at once and I've ...
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Deform a complex pattern along a 3d path, maintaining vertical

I am trying to create a patterned railing for a curved staircase, like this: Except that in my case, the staircase does not have a constant curve. This is a straight segment of the railing I am using:...
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Motion Path is down scaled

linked a character down scaled the character Proxified the rig The calculated motion path of the foot (or any other bone) appears to be down scaled is there any way to fix this ?
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Why does my model deforms when apply curve modifier? [duplicate]

I have the model of a snake and I want it to follow a path, it deforms like this when I apply the curve modifier
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Keyframed animation into path animation

I have got an animated object that is an opening door. I keyframed the movements; not rig there. Now I want to get rid of the keyframes and create an animation path that does just the same but without ...
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Why duplication not follow path

Im making duplication along the path. I have a mesh and a curve path. Selecting the mesh and curve i press Ctrl+P and selected follow path. In Duplication i turn off speed. The mesh is not following ...
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Is there any difference between bpy.path.basename and os.path.basename?

According to the docs for bpy.path.basename: Equivalent to os.path.basename, but skips a “//” prefix. Use for Windows compatibility. But on Windows, I don'...