Questions tagged [path]

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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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Camera movement is not fluid

fellow blender users. I have encountered a problem which messes up a lot with my renders. You see, I'm trying to render this scene as a video, and I've got 3 cameras doing that. Thing is, my renders ...
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Help Creating Shape of Object with Path

I think it would first be helpful to describe the object I'm trying to make: I am attempting a stylized comet that is looping around the earth. I want the ring that is rotating the earth to be "...
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Merging vertices/edges or faces?

Hey I'm having some issues merging a portion of a wall to an archway, I tried mirroring it so it would be on both sides THEN using the array modifier and finally the curve modifier to follow a path ...
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A way to plot properties of vertices (eg height vs distance)?

I am just starting modeling terrain with Blender, and I tried to find some tool which could help me modeling things like rivers and roads. More precisely, I am looking for some way to plot the ...
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how to make an object follow a curve with the same speed as another animated object

Say I have an object which has an animation. I have another object which is constrained to a curve. I want it to follow the curve BUT I want it to do it at the same speed as the animated object. ...
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Zipper along complicated curve issue

I tested out other answers here and here to no avail. So, I'm stumped. In the image below, I'm trying to get my zipper to follow along the curvy, windy path of the leather cowl/collar. You can see the ...
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Mesh inverts its normals along a curve

I have added a mesh to follow a curve modifier. As seen in the screenshot, the normals are correct when starting to follow the curve, and when it exits the curve, the normals are flipped. What is ...
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Rotate a control point of a curve path (not tilt)

I have a path like this: I'd like to rotate the end point so the cross-section becomes like: Is it possible?
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How do you follow an animated object without using the camera?

I am animating a project where an object moves along a Bézier curve and rotates at different points of the curve. I'm having trouble with figuring out how to follow that object on the path, so I can ...
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follow path offset factor question

I have an object following a path, I used the offset to insert keyframes, but the object stops at the 40 frame mark. But I had inserted the frame at 250 frame mark.
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Wrong Source Path for Textures

I've tried using RebusFarm and it messed up all my Source Paths for my textures. In the file i'm working in now all the textures are correct (There is no pink one) but when i try to pack all into ...
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Install path for add-ons problems with german windows

I can't install Add-ons When i want to install them the path shown is C:\Users\HP\Documents You probably say that's good But I have German Windows (as my Laptop is bought in Germany and I'm German) so ...
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Indirect Only check for collections - Full Data path

Why is there no option to copy full data path of the indirect only check in collections? It's possible for "selectable", "disable in renders" but not for "holdout" and &...
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Follow path object goes to infinity and wont stop

I have been struggling for the past 2 hours to make an object follow a path. The problem is that the object doesn't stop at the end of the curve (doesn't matter if I use path or Bezier) it just goes ...
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Emitted Particles clustering and intersecting

I hope you can help me :D I am trying to create a blood vessel. I have set up a particle system with an animated collision object to kill the particles and get them pumped out in intervals. Now my ...
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Best practice to add script to users script/startup directory

I'm making an addon that when loaded adds a script to the users scripts/startup directory but I have several options when doing this and want to know the "best practice". ...
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How can I move lots of objects on path and control it somehow?

I'm storyboarding a project at the moment and I want to do something similar to this image. You can see it on Behance in higher resolution as well: I want to model some "data cubes" in ...
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Interface Font relative path in userprefs

I've currently put my Blender Preferences under Version Control in order to share these between my various Windows and Linux OSes, and is working pretty fine, at the exception of interface fonts. As I ...
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Inflow sphere following path while pours liquid [closed]

my problem is that the sphere follows the path correctly but nothing comes out from it. I have tried with keyframes but it didnt work neither. I am not sure if it's possible but my idea was to write ...
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Python packages embedded in .zip add-on and relative paths

I am developing an add-on, which needs few Python packages. I have been trying to make the installation of python packages easier for other users. I was thinking about including these Python packages ...
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How to make two particles move in different directions?

I want to create a blender program where I have two particles spontaneously spawn along the edge of one-half of a circle and then move in opposite directions. I think I have to use curves for the ...
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How do I keyframe transform and rotation values whilst moving and object on a path using 'Follow path' contraint

thank you in advance I've been banging my head for the last week trying to solve this issue. I need to export my files in a specific way and require my NLA animations made a specific way as im using ...
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