Questions tagged [path]

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Move scene objects according to camera path

So i have been trying a bit to hard to figure this one out. I want to be able to move all objects of a scene in a way that imitates a camera path. Here is a simple scene i created for testing. In ...
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How to only show the paths of Greace Pencil strokes?

I accidentally inputted a shortcut while drawing in a Greace Pencil object and now only the paths of the strokes are shown. Now I'm curious about what key combination it was and how to leave this ...
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How to reverse direction of object along path

I have a camera with the track to constraint added, and the camera is circling around a circle pointing at an object. Please can someone tell me how to make the camera move in the opposite direction? ...
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why follow path with duplication not in curve shape

I have a icosphere and a rectangle path. With the follow path selecting icosphere and path. Ctrl+P i made a follow path. In the properties of icosphere i on the duplication to frame. The icosphere not ...
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Initial animated particles on a force field path: How to control/hide?

I can hide the emitter easily and control the end where the particles "die out". Yet I'm also looking for a way to hide the initial portion of particles lumped up i front of the cue of a system with ...
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How to start in the middle of a path?

I want to animate a tube that follows a certain path, but is starting somewhere in the middle of the path. In the image below, I made two bezier curves, extended one with the path that should be ...
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How to add bezier curves (start and end) to a 'follow path' animation?

I added an object to a curve as a follow path animation but the animation seems too linear, I can only change the parameters of the curve as I see, how can I give it a proper start and end? (like a ...
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How can I switch the direction of a Curve on Blender 2.8?

How can i switch (invert) the direction of a curve to the opposite direction, in Blender 2.8? It seems that the shorcut for this option has changed.
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Animating a chain in blender

I simply want to animate a chain in blender, but cant figure it out. I have imported a 3d-model of a chain, that looks as following. I have tried different approaches. I thought it was possible to ...
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Portal effect with two different hdri's

I'm fighting with my scene where I want to show some kind of portal. All scene has illuminated by hdri №1. The objects behind the 'glass' (object with 100% transparency) should be illuminated by hdri №...
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How do I animate a shoelace that is being pulled out of a shoe?

I want to animate a tendon transfer surgery in blender. I want the tendon to follow the surface of the bone while it is pulled out at the incision area. It should look like a shoelace being pulled ...
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Adding festoon lights

Hi! I’m making a scene in which I’d like to have festoon lights, preferably based of paths so I can change the forms on them. What is the best way to make these? I’d also like the lamps to be rotated ...
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Change all image textures folder location together

I just downloaded a Kitbash mini-kit blender file and all the references to images are looking in the wrong folder. Is there a way to change all of the images to look in a specific folder? At the ...
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Drawing a distorted spiral Curve

I'm sure this is not very complicated but I'm new in Blender and trying to figure out how to draw this curve I attached. Basically the form will look like a circle from the top view and have this ...
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Setting a temporary script path

I want to set a temporary script path for an instance of blender that will bet set from a python script. That script will be launched with the execution of the blender exe. It needs to be temporary ...
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What is the best way for me to change multiple paths or values on an object with multiple variables for each one?

I am trying to make an addon that will randomize path variables. The system I have works by adding and subtracting boxes that contain an input for a data path. It works fine except for one issue. ...
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Blender Source File Path

How can I define path of source files such as video, image, etc relative to blend file instead of absolute path in Windows? In blender, when I want to define path of source files I use their absolute ...
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Lego Walkcycle Sliding Problem

i have a problem. i want the lego-minifigure to walk without sliding. I tried it with a rootbone and a path but i always get sliding. i also tried offset- walking, but it did not work. what else can i ...
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Block camera roll while following path

I'm trying to make the camera do a kind of tracking shot in 3D space. So I created a bezier curve, added a Follow path constraint to the camera, and selected the curve. Then, since I want the ...
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Blender 2.81 crashes when trying to save a new file [closed]

I have an issue in Blender 2.81 in which it crashes whenever I try to open a file, save a new file, or try to edit the file paths in preferences, however, I can still drag and drop a file to open it ...
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How to set the animated character's position on the grid floor?

I already animated the action for the character, just realise that the character in the middle of the grid floor, My question is how can i set the character on the grid floor instead of inserting ...
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The character does not follow the path

I want the character to follow the path, but its doesnt work...When i click the armature in object mode and add object constraint follow path, the character will move away and doesnt animated as ...
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Blender 2.8 Python , Bevel from shape not working

I am attempting to make cords using python in Blender 2.8 Currently, I have successfully made it work when using a normal bezier curve that I modify along with a circle I added. (see image below) My ...
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Why a mesh is begin squishes connected on a path with the curve modifier?

This has never happened before, where am I going wrong, so weird.
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Clamping camera to path, existing keyframe positions are thrown out when path is extended?

I'm using a Clamp constraint to animate a camera along a path for a long, continuous fly-by shot with pauses and target changes along the way. I'm keyframing on the transform of the camera dolly, but ...
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How to sequence paths?

Didn't find an answer for my question in the forums, the question might be off. Sorry. I can make an object follow a path by creating a curve / path and adding it as subject to a follow path ...
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changing filepath and creating directory in python

filepath = bpy.data.filepath directory = os.path.dirname(filepath) path = directory + "/" + "BakedTextures_" + obj + "/" + obj + "_" + map + "Tex.png" Trying to ...
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Follow path not align on the path

With the mesh and curve selected . Pressing Ctrl+P to follow path. But the mesh not following the shape of the curve. Some are inside some out side the path. Any suggestion or help how it works. ...
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Constant speed along path

i want to move an object along a path and i want to create a "trail" behind this object. So i created a path (shift A > cuve > path), i moved the points, added some, created some loopings, etc... ...
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Nurbs Paths Not Rendering Texture Correctly

When I Render My Nurbs Path The Colour Doesn't Render Fully But In The Render Preview View It Is Filled Ive Tried Different Lighting Techniques And Other Render Presets. I Need Help On What I Could ...
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Follow Path - change Point of following

I would like to change point on the path that is followed by my object. I do not want to move my object - only change point on the curve that is followed. Thank you.
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Data path for driver: secret of 'node_tree.'

1) I prepared two objects for driving. 2) I copied the data path of the color property of diffuse shader in Suzanne's material node to drive the box. ...
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How can i make the railing follow the curve on these stairs?

I have created a path from an edge but i don't know how to align these railing poles to the stairs. I've tried using array and curve modifier but it is all black magic to me and i cannot figure it out ...
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Is it possible, with Python, to select an object by its scene graph path alone?

So I've been a programmer for a long time, and a modeler for a while now, and I've just gotten started on using Python in Blender. One thing bugs me about the interface and I'm hoping I'm just ...
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Animate a character with walk cycle on a path

I have a animal character which is having a walk cycle and going on a path. I need the character to stop in some points and like look around and then continue on the path again. How do I do that?
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Actual Constant Offset for “Follow Path” Constraint

Actually quite an easy problem, but I seem to be unable to find any solution for it. I want to move objects along curves while moving the camera on another curve pointing at the objects; for this, I'...
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How to make a path from plain axes?

I've tracked a video moving straightforward with After effects, and imported it to Blender 2.79 by scripting it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25PdKbXHDe8 The markers were imported as many plain ...
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Squaring off edges when using curves / path animation [duplicate]

this will probably be a quick fix but I'm having no joy. I'm trying to just do a simple border frame using curves and the "path animation" in 2.8. I'm using extrude to get the borders and having the ...
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Is there a way to force particles to follow a branched object?

I would like to make a particle system to flow through a branched object such as a tree or a light bolt. Forcing a particle system to flow through a path (e.g. Bezier Curve) is trivial using it as a ...
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How to make an object appear/visible along a path

I want to animate a logo. I have this hexagon following a path and want the elllipse to appear after the hexagon passed this specific point of the path (making it look like the hexagon leaves a tail). ...
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How to keyframe child of constraint in and out

I am dribbling a soccer ball using child of constraint. In the image I would like to keyframe the ball where the arrow in drawn but when I try to keyframe it it still follows the child path, How do I ...
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How does the bone constraint follow path work

I am not very skilled at blender, but anyways, I was working on a project with follow path and realised that across the whole animation in follow path the location of the object does not change but it ...
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Display Curve Direction In Object Mode

I know that you can see the direction of a curve in edite mode, but it would be nice if you could see the direction of the curves while in object mode. Is there a way for this to be done? The reason ...
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How to change Follow Path Speed

I've got a simple object following a bezier circle, and I just want to figure out how to change the speed of the object following the path. Could somebody show me how?
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Is it possible to make an object with the follow path constraint stay at the end of the path even if the path moves?

I tried setting it up so that the object is parented to the path, but that didn't work. It still goes off in a random direction when the path moves.
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Camera to follow path of curve starting from exactly where it is currently

I need my camera to follow the path of a circle curve. However whenever I do this it creates an offset because of the cameras location as I understand it. When I go to reset the cameras location it is ...
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Can`t make a proper Vortex effect with objects and curve

I want to do kinda similar effect (starts from 1.16) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYHOV3bVIG0 ... but with exception that I want not particles but full objects to be attached to the curve so they ...
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array and path curve

here is a small question - I created a chain for a motorcycle using an array and a curve, I applied an array, and I don’t understand what to do with a curve when I move it, delete it, or apply into ...
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“Follow Path” messes up transformation orientations

I have an path I made and tweaked in edit mode. And I want an object to follow that path. But when I hit the Ctrl. P, Follow Path, the transformation orientation of the object gets messed up. Rotating ...
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How can I render the motion path of an object?

I have an object moves based on key frames. I used the motion paths tab to calculate the path which shows on my scene. My camera is pointed straight down at this path but when I try to render, it only ...

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