Questions tagged [path]

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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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Soccer ball not following path

I have a soccer ball of which I want to follow a path. I have entered a bezier curve, entered follow path constraint and yet the ball does not move, what am I doing wrong? Just to update. I got ...
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Python Addon Can't Locate Submodule Folder

I'm trying to build an addon that has multiple sub-modules located in the same folder as the __init__.py that pulls everything together. It's exactly the same set-...
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Blender 2.8 configuration files not contained to main extracted zip folder [duplicate]

I thought if I downloaded the Blender 2.8 zip it would be contained to that folder. However, I've noticed it keeps creating a USER folder deep inside my computer with some preferences. How do I stop ...
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How to properly make an object to follow a path?

a have a considerably simple path and an object to follow that path. Following the basic procedures: Create a path and object, Add Follow Path constraint to the object and select path to follow, ...
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Follow path + soft body weird physics

I am attempting to animate a ball that would roll on a plane. The ball has soft body and I want it to follow a path. Though after setting up this scene, I have my ball reacting in a bizarre way when ...
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Camera rotation over the object

I have a camera tracking an empty object on a path and when the camera above the empty its rotating. Is there an option to lock the camera?
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Make the camera go and return on the path?

I would like to introduce a character by showing a round trip on a part of him to make like a gif. Anyway there's my problem/question : How can I get the camera to go back and forth on the path ? ...
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Make a Soft-Body to follow path

I am making a small tetris animation but the problem is that the blocks are not falling as they should. Sometimes they collide with the container walls and sometimes they do not land on the position ...
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Make Path Dangle and Collide for hair

I have hair particles following a path. This is for a lengthy animation project so chose to do this to make it easier than combing hair back to where is belongs. Picture below. I want one end of the ...
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suspension with follow path constraint

just delving into physics in blender for the first time. I have a car following a path, everything's set up, drivers turning wheels based on the evaluation time, but one thing I'm struggling with is ...
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Problems with Path

Very often a path is twisted where it is exactly vertical. Sometimes I can solve if I tilt all control points to this point by 360 degrees.But i can't solve this problem you see on the following ...
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How to animate spiral cutting / milling?

I have a circular saw cutter in a tube. The cutter is supposed to cut a gap into the metal tube by cutting in a spiral motion. Initially I wanted to make it fancy and show the material that is cut ...
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How should you merge this track together?

Here is my model: How can I merge these two parts of my race track together so that the white line is preserved like this example? Thanks!