Questions tagged [path]

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Particle System scattering in the entire scene when parented in object with path animation

I've parented the particle emitter to the UFO, so far its good it follows the object with path animation. But unfortunately there are few particles that is scattering from the entire scene. Also when ...
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one object follows two different paths

(Blender 3) I have an object that I want to go in a straight line then immediately after follow a circle path. This has taken 5 hours of my day but no progress. Here's what I've tried. add > path....
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Array and curve modifiers wont follow path correctly and also gets warped

I am making a model of a city, and in the process of making the roads, I stumbled upon the Array + Curve modifiers not working in order to make a road profile follow the Bezier curves I have created ...
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shrinkwrap modifier does not correctly snap a bezier curve to a surface

I want to animate a car driving over a desert landscape. I want to animate the car along a path (constraint/follow path). in order to snap that path to the landscape, I subdivided the path (30 times) ...
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Panel Folder Select and get Absolute path

Trying to let user select the path to the folder they have. I will need that path to attach custom texture images to the object. But all I can get now is ...
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How do you get a mesh to deform when you have it go along a path using follow path constraint?

The mesh object is highly divided so there are enough vertexes for it to deform (its not an 8 vertex cube) and I don't know armatures or have time to learn it. So I need a solution to deform the mesh ...
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How can i make this text follow this circle path?

The point where im trying to get is making the text orbit the sphere, i already tried to use the follow path but guess im doing something wrong, because the animation cames pretty broken once i start ...
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I want to build a racetrack/waterslide with differently sized tracks/slides

I want to build a racetrack/waterslide with variating track/slide sizes. The cross-section of the track/slide should be always the same, only that the part between them should be variable. This is the ...
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How can I have the car body contain multiple objects with "Offroad Rig Generator Setup for Geometrynodes"

I have downloaded "Offroad Rig Generator Setup for Geometrynodes": Download it here. I want to have multible objects attached to the car body as shown on the car on the right. The node ...
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Create flat end path

BH I've looked through What is a good way to turn straight edges to curves? and other answers but they all deal with curving flat edges etc, I'm trying to make a path that follows the vertices exactly ...
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Not the whole mesh is moving along path with follow path - export unity

I have a really long object I want to move along a path. But the problem is that just the origin point is moving along the path and not the whole mesh. The goal is to export the animation to Unity. ...
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How to make an object follow path and face the same direction as the other object

I have an object that follows path. Path shrinkwrapped to bigger object. I want to make the object follow path while facing the same direction as the bigger objects surface, not intersect while ...
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Making the edge of a road blend in with the terrain

How would you go about making the edge of a road blend in with the surrounding terrain, while maintaining modeling controls for the road such as following a curved path. Can it still be a separate ...
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Why my object keeps moving when the path is over?

I'm trying to make an image to follow a curve path, but even after the curve has finished the object keeps moving tangent to where the curve had ended. I'm following several tutorials but no one is ...
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Wiggle bones not working in a rig following path

Is there a way to use wiggle bones in a rig, that follows path? I simply check "wiggle" bone for the bones parented to the main rig with off-set but that doesn't work. What knowledge I am ...
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How to keep train wheels aligned to tracks [duplicate]

I am making a simple animation where a train goes on some curved track. I have curved the tracks using a curve and curve modifier and I am animating the train also using a curve and the follow path ...
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how to make a path move along a path [closed]

Basically, I want to move sinusoid along a 3d path. It has to move with the start of the sinusoid staying in one position, basically like a vibrating string. I could mask both ends and loop the ...
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How to copy path animation location and rotation and apply to a specific bone

I want a bone to follow a path and copy the actual location and rotation to a specific bone. When I add a copy location to the bone the location of the bones stays on x=0 y=0 z=0. But I want it to ...
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It is possible to change part of path and don't changing other, when animating camera with the path?

when I use constraint > Follow Path on curve with camera, animate it and change a part of path, all animation is screwing up :/ (like at the video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbjLDqhLO_c It is ...
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Mesh array + follow curve which is moving

guys! I know this theme popped up several times, but no one solution is suitable for this situation. It's hard to understand, but i'll try. Actually this puzzle is very interesting ) I need to make an ...
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How to dynamically remove and add points to a curve resp. path via frame-change handler?

I'm having an application where I want to remove and add points to a curve dynamically from within a frame-change handler. Before you think that this is not good practice and I should better use the ...
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Troubles with creating a track that is evolving frame by frame

I'm having an application where I want to draw a 3-dimensional track that extends with every frame. Something like this here: This is based on Blender 3.1.2, btw. From the screenshot it might appear ...
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How to recover texture paths when opening autosaved files?

As Blender kept crashing on a project, I had to restart from autosaved files several times, a real hassle. Frankly I don't understand how they are supposed to work with attached textures. My ...
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Is it possible to merge the ends of a path

I am trying to create a racetrack in blender using my city, as long as there are no intersections i am doing fine. However i have no idea how to connect loose ends with the main track, snapping did ...
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Object will not fit curve

So i habe tried it multiple times, i create a path, make an array of planes and fit it to said path. All good, but when i started to snap loose parts together and fitted the curve afterwards, it would ...
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How to use bpy.path.abspath('//') as default for StringProperty?

I would like to have a StringProperty of subtype DIR_PATH initialized to a default of bpy.path.abspath('//'). The property is on an operator with a poll() method that checks to ensure the Blender ...
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Animate along a path while path is parented to camera rotation

I'm creating a short anim loop of the trench run in Star Wars. I have the camera keframed with some rotation and location data (position in the cockpit chasing rebel X-Wing) I want to shoot the lasers ...
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Having Issues With Path Tool

This has been bothering me so much, I am having issues with the path tool. Not only does it not move properly, but it is offset and not in the center of my objects, which makes it immensely hard to ...
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Get the source path of the assets in Asset Browser using Python

I am currently trying to make an Asset Library for our team. Since the current Asset Browser does not support Collections, my plan is to create one Blend file which will have all the assets in a ...
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Something wrong with Follow Path Object Constraint

So I just rigged my car model and wanted to do the follow path constraint. I created a curve that has a shrink wrap modifier and constraint to follow the terrain. So now when I put a constraint on my ...
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Error while looking for vmd executable

I'm trying to import a VMD file with the BlendMol add-on (https://durrantlab.pitt.edu/blendmol/). I have followed the steps in the video guide (https://git.durrantlab.pitt.edu/jdurrant/blendmol/) but ...
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Object path tracking needs smoothness on a curve

I have added a constraint to my object to follow the path and the rotation of a front empty that is set to follow the curve; upon the first curve, the empty and the wheels snap back to the front ...
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How to detect absolute motion?

At the outset I warn that I don't know if absolute movement is the correct term. What I want to show with the image below, is that it moves in 2 axes. So I want to know how to add these 2 variations ...
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Сhanging the camera path

I need to change the camera path at key points. When moving the curve vertices after empty, the camera stays exactly where I want it. But when editing vertices in front of empty, the camera changes ...
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Object bevel is "frozen" for part of curve and doesn't adjust with z-axis changes?

I added a path and gave it an object bevel, everything seemed to be going well until I tried making a z-axis change to part of my path. The bevel tilted around the curve to accommodate this change but ...
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Camera/object shake while following path

Hi everyone and please forgive me for my bad English :p I have a problem on my project when I add a path or a NURBS Curve. Indeed I want both an object and my camera following the path (a cockpit in ...
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Simple deform only possible with z axis?

I am trying to bend a curve path using a simple deform modifier. But it's only working when I choose the "z-axis." With x and y, the modifier does not have any effect at all. How can I bend ...
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Extruded spline is twice scale of resulting bevel [duplicate]

I've drawn an architrave profile and swept it around another rectangular path using the Bevel command. It looks great, except the resulting form's cross section is about half the size of the original ...
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How can I change Blender's Scripts Path in preferences with Python?

I tried scripting with Blender but I am stuck on this problem. I want so change the Scripts Folder from the Blender Preferences (Preferences → File Paths → Scripts ) Is it possible to do this with ...
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Multiple path animation on one object

I'm still fairly new to blender, especially animation in blender and I have a question that might be easy to answer to an experienced blender user. I have created multiple paths for an object (a model ...
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Make chain move along path

I have a chain made with array, curve modifiers on a path and I want to make it move along the path.
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Follow path object not following the path

I added a camera with a constraint to follow a path, but when I slide the offset factor, the camera stays still and there is a blue dotted line moving from the camera to the position the camera should ...
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Convert string to directory path

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How do I animate an object to follow two paths at the same time?

I have a sphere that has been set to follow a nurbs path. At the same time, I'd like that sphere to follow another path that happens to be a circle, and that circle moves along the nurbs path too. For ...
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Make helix bent into a circle have same thickness everywhere

Here is the ring I made. I bent (simple deform modifier) a helix by 360 degrees. The helix works right and is the same thickness everywhere, but this is not also true for the bent ring. I tried to use ...
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Blender script to follow constrained path by changing offset?

Hi I am a complete beginner to blender and I am trying to accomplish the following, Make a trajectory Move the camera along the trajectory by a small offset Call a function after every small offset ...
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Animate plants growing along path as camera passes

I've created a plant object with a simple growth animation action and arranged many of them along a path in my scene. I've animated my camera moving along this path, and I would like the growth ...
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How to scale multiple curves to have exact same "straightened" length (Why does enlarged curve have same length with the original?) [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to blender and I have a question about scaling the curves. Ultimate goal: A data visualization art using ribbon shape created from curve (Bezier curve, path). The total length of the ...
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How to create 2D array of beads? Cascade modifiers?

I’m trying to make a curtain of beads, like this: Keeping it basic so far, just a series of red beads along a path. I’m following along with chain tutorials (which use an array and a curve modifier ...
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object continues past end of follow path

ive set settings to default, however when i create a object(cube)and bezier curve, then add the object constraint follow path to the cube and the curve, it follows the curve perfectly until the end ...

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