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Questions tagged [path]

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

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Follow path constraint for a camera already in motion with key frames

I have a scene emulating a steady camera moving slowly, like searching. Once an object in motion is detected, it starts following it. The camera never stops moving. The camera moves along Y axis only....
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camera parenting with delay

i'm trying to make an animation where we see from the eyes of a pilot of an airplane. The airplane follow a spline path via follow path, but the inclination/banking is animated by keyframes. The ...
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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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Extrude along path crossing planes

I make route with path and extruded it but I get this nasty looking crosses inside curves. How repair this thing? Thank you for reply. Edit: Added more pictures This is from bottom From top
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Animation doesn't render what I see in the preview!

I'm working on a lego-animation. I've already set all keyframes and organized everything in the NLA-Editor. When I scrub through the timeline everything works fine, but as soon as I press "render ...
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Following Path Bone Jumps at the end of the path!

So when I select the bone then Path then CTRL+P Follow Path the bone goes straight to the end of the path!! I tried Clear origin, parent, offset etc etc but no luck! I need your wisdom oh Blenderers!...
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Can I have a scripts folder relative to my portable Blender, but outside of its folder?

I'm currently on Windows 10. I have a portable version of blender 2.80, and I would like to use relative paths for the scripts folder in order to keep my addons separate from the bundled ones. My ...
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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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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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BPy add Path in Textfile from Text-Editor

.hi guys i have a problem by set a path in text line. I put in a picture, maybe you understand what I mean. i don't know how to implement the code in such a way that the path is included in the text ...
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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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In need of help concerning making a knot animation (paths etc.)

I'm in need of help to get the same result as the one shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk5tOOD_ArY&t=39s . I'm wondering if there's a guide how to make something like this. ...
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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 convert physics animation to a curve/path?

Ok. I have a ball at the very top and a long curved tube leading down and I want to turn the ball's physics animation into a follow path animation. In order to do that I need to somehow make a path ...
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How can I fix my rotation issues of an object following a path?

I have a project with an animated bird following a path. Everything was working pretty smoothly, but now when I get to a certain point on the path the rotation of the bird is messed up, and when I try ...
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Follow path for Camera connect it to wrong point on “path”

Follow path for Camera connect it to wrong point on "path", so when I press play camera just starts to turning around like crazy. maybe you know what's the problem and what's the solution? enter ...
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Bending a mesh along spline which it's also following,not working

I have some sleepless nights because of this and now I really have to ask you this =) I’m working with Blender 2.80 Beta and maybe it’s also a slight Blender bug as I have seen others achieving this ...
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Array not looking smooth in render along a path

I have an array modifier attached to a curve with a curve modifier. I want to make the crease in between each cube smooth but it's not working. I've applied the array modifier and smoothed the faces, ...
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How to get a straight bevel on a path? [duplicate]

I want to create a border for a window. The bevel object is a simple shape. The path isn't closed and has an opening at the bottom. Both vertex point has the same values on the x-axis. Also, the scale ...
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how to configure facility wide configuration files

We'd like to integrate Blender into our pipeline. With other software packages, we usually have cascading configurations: facility (eg configuring temp folders and common plugins) project (eg project ...
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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 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: ...