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Make plane follow GPS elevation data

I'm trying to create a track mod for Assetto Corsa of the Kartodromo Evora track. Initially I tried importing elevation data with BlenderGIS (OpenTopography), but the data available there isn't ...
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Path to pin driver to action on bones

i have bones with actions. When i use that actions i wanna change value some drivers on other object. How can i do that? i weak in python(
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Path Animation of a collection containing bone animations (steam locomotive with movable wheels and rods)

How can I achieve that a steam locomotive with a) rigid parts such as boiler, chimney etc., b) rotating wheels and c) movable rods which are animated depending on the rotation of the wheels and ...
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how to apply tilt to a path?

I have this path: and i want to move the last vertex, to make a little curve, but this happens: how can i apply a tilt, like in ctrl + A changing the "twist method" to "z-up" ...
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How to duplicate a procedural path with array and curve modifier?

I've created this chain following a tutorial using a path. If I extrude or elongated the path the chain will form which is cool. My problem is that I cannot duplicate this chain so I can have a second ...
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Add custom Asset Library path on startup

I run a small studio and we are looking into centralizing blender install. OCIO and addons I can deal with a custom startup.py script that I launch when blender is started, but I cant find a way to ...
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How to get a list of filepaths to all external files used in Blender project?

Let's say I have a very complex Blender project with a lot of external data, such as images, geometry cache files, VDB sequences, text scripts, and maybe something else I don't even know about. How ...
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Cable spirals in then coil compresses animation

Im working on a cable animation where I need a cable to spiral up a coil, then have the coils compress down. Like the coils laying down on one another. I can get the cable to come in and go up the ...
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Text Following Path Animation Not Exporting

I'm currently working in Blender for my thesis to create animations to export as an FBX to be used in the VR program Simlab VR. I created an animation where text follows a path, but in two ways. First ...
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Curve deformation

I'm trying to animate a car make it follows a curve but as you can see in the photos the car starts to have a lot of deformation. Someone can help me?![enter image description here
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Camera doesn't follow path

I have made a path but can't get the camera to move along it. When I change the offset, some dashed blue lines appear, but the camera stays still. If I click on some of the other forward axis, the ...
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How to acheive this animation in Blender using a Path element

I am asking for advice because I am not getting the results I was trying to get with the follow-up pass. I want to create an animation that moves along the direction of travel like the red rectangle ...
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How do I manipulate the rotation of the NurbsPath element, so an object like a cube or plane could be animated along its path?

I created an animation in Blender, as shown below (somehow the animation is not showing so this is the link to see the animation: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/9a8tnc0gb75nm3iwcttjo/0001-0120.mkv?...
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Object not following the Nurbspath but there is a blue line moving

The human is still in position but the blue line is moving. The human isn't moving, but the blue line is moving. What should I do?
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How to get consistency using Camera to follow path Offest?

This is not the first time I am experiencing this issue on my workflow, usually I just deal with it rearranging stuff around, but this time I would like to find a better way. I use Camera to follow ...
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is it possible to make a zigzag form with curve using the whole line?

I want to make a zig-zag using the curve path. I have been trying the ways that I know to edit the curve as alt+s and ctrl+t and I played with the options at the right but it might not be possible. ...
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How to creating expanding race track and keep the edges uniformed

im trying to create this dynamic path where the path is expending in the middle and going back to the same width. i tried using scale but the borders are also scaling and creating not clean path in ...
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Why do the normals on this Path have varying density?

I added a Path, enabled "Normals" in "Curve Edit Mode Overlays", enabled snap to Increment, and extruded the end of the Path a few times. The middle segments are showing more ...
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parenting a follow path to a curve Goe another direction

When parenting a rig to a path the parenting line wanders off in space instead of the line attaching to the path
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How to animate an 45 degree object to a curve?

I want to animate different walls to follow a curve and deform along the curve. For object with a perfect 90 Degree to a path, it works. But if I do the same with an object, that has an oblique wall, ...
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My road won't follow the path

So I was creating a mountain road, and i wanted to add another surface to the base road i had already created, but after applying the Array to the road and the Curve modifier set to follow the path my ...
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How to animate the shape of an object based on two splines

I want to animate a beam (a cone) between two splines: one defines where the beam comes out of, and the other where the beam hits (you can think of it as one ship pointing with a laser to another ship,...
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Calculate the location of the bones in Blender from BVH

I know that bpy.ops.pose.paths_calculate can be used to calculate the position of a bone at any time, but I don’t know the details. My task is as follows: first, a ...
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How do I adjust my jig so that it can accept larger diameter wire?

I am building Malt Whiskey's LED cube and need to adjust his jigs he created to solder the LEDs. He is using .65mm wire and I am using .8mm. The large holes in the model below are for the LEDs and ...
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Uncontrollable Offset with Follow Path

When I set the target of the Follow-Path Constraint my object moves to some other position which I cant control and dont want. How can I fix this? I think it has something to do with the blue dashed ...
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How can I have multiple driver set-ups over one duplicated node group?

I'm currently designing my first custom node in order to be able to apply variations of the same complex shader to multiple objects. The green highlighted values are linked to color ramps sliders in ...
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Parenting ( Follow Path) constraints to a master empty will result in doube transforms / offset

Im pretty new to blender rigging but I have a decent knowledge about rigging in 3ds max. Nevertheless, I cant find a propper solution for a simple problem: I want an object to follow a curve. I have ...
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Custom user path?

I remember watching a Blender Today sometime last year where Pablo was showing off a new feature where you could change the location of your user path, but for the life of me I can’t find that option ...
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Creating paths from external location and rotation data

I have a program that calculates the trajectory of an object based on different parameters, the output is a matrix with the time the object reaches the point, X,Y and Z coordinates of the point and 3 ...
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Move Object along a Path created using geonode

This is part of the large feature. I created a Bezier Curve and a plane. using raycasting, I projected the curve onto a plane. The projected curve is set to be of type Path. I want to move the ojbect ...
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Copy Path from Bezier Curve

I have a Bezier curve and want to create a path that has the same curve/shape as the bezier curve. It is offset on z-axis from the bezier curve. How do I do that?
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Physics Dropping Ball Blur

Friends, Maybe some of you have seen on a golf telecast where the putter hits the ball and all the "frames" of the ball rolling toward the hole suddenly become one, long "blur". I ...
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Material stacks

I am having a scene which I'm using to visualize a stage screen setup. I have 7 screens (planes with image texture) in the scene, and I would like to save the image texture paths / material properties ...
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Set path automatically after opening blender file

This script automatically add path to file ouput nodes in compositing. ...
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Problem with Blender Asset-Library reading catalogues

So I have some asset packs I got and downloaded to my desktop where I marked them as assets, and created catalogues in asset library for them. There is now a txt file in the folder with the blends ...
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Path Animation Evaluation Time

I want to animate a bone along a curve and I'm mising some information about evaluation time, I 'd like to have the bone move at a range of 0.32m/50frames and I want help with the curve's generator ...
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How to access Motion Paths found under Object properties through the script?

I have a cube for which I have defined key frames in the range 0-100 How can I activate the Motion Paths found under Object properties through the script? I can't do it. The ultimate goal is to get ...
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How to save file with long path?

I need to save a ".blend" file under the long path, but when i save, i got this message I also tried to first create a ".blend" file and overwrite it, but Blender don't overwite, ...
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Trying to grab into edit mode (curve path) but it does weirdly?

I'm trying to grab vertices in edit mode (it is a curve path) in order to do hair. Last time I used Blender it was grabbing good, but today when I'm grabbing it, the results are pretty weird. It wasn'...
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Blender losing path to network path - textures

Good afternoon, I have recently run into an issue where my scene files no longer have the textures link to where they were before. (F:\Assets\DMP\Active_Assets) The models all seems to load fine, but ...
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How to add follow path at a specific timeline with other animation keyframes?

I've been working on a scene where a plant is blown over by the wind and then rolls in a circular motion for a while. I've been watching tutorials on how to make different parts of the plant move (...
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How can I match a curve to a path?

I am attempting to make a car follow a path. I also have a road following a curve. I was thinking that i should have the path match the shape of the curve then offset the car slightly to drive on the ...
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How do I make bunch of collection instances follow along a curve?

I have these certain collection instances, and I want them to make a perfect arc in my frame, although I tried to manually position them in the scene, it is not giving me the desired results, how do I ...
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Creating slides / rotating faces

I am trying to create some slides (like Hamsterball game slides) and I want an easy workflow for that, so I can let my mind go wild with them. Currently, I use a path with a circle set as its geometry ...
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Use Node Format - is this option redundant, or what?

Even though I use the File Output Node frequently, there's an option I've been ignoring but finally have to ask about: Use Node Format The File Output Node seems to work just fine without this box ...
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Match / Add follow path to imported 3d cylinder tube mesh object

I have a scanned 3D mesh object, that looks like a curved cylinder, imported into blender and I would like to add a path to it, so I can follow that path with another object (like in this example). Is ...
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Roll a wheel along a curving path accurately

This seems like it should be so straightforward (for someone a bit cleverer than me), but I want to be able to roll a wheel accurately along a curving path, with the roll being driven by the follow ...
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How to get rid of the blue line in character follow path animation?

The blue line makes the gap between the path and the character. So when I play it, the character walks in a huge circle. How do I get rid of the blue line so that it'll snap into the path?
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How to create custom rail along path?

I have a rail and path. I want to set the profile along the path to make extrude on the path. I tried so far () The top and bottom not match the profile. Having extra extrude or shape
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Creating 3d path of boat voyage across globe

I'm trying to create a 3d visualisation of a boat voyage following an already specified 2d map (see below) I've played around with a few different ways to do this. Here is the result I got from one. ...
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