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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 verticies (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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How to create a right hair cards using the particle instance modifier?

I'm trying to create a hair card for my character by following this tutorial. After 15th minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqjKMd9CYI4 The method of video works for the default sphere, but does ...
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animate part of the way along Follow Path

I want to have an object Follow a Path until some percent of the path and then stop Follow Path: I can set the frames to animate the path: and the offset time to start the animation: But I don't ...
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How to morph object along curve using shape keys

I am trying to create a curved object from two "caps" that have different geometries by extruding them along the curve and then bridging the edge loops to get a solid object. Essentially I ...
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How to build an operator that corrects StringProperty("subtype = 'DIR_PATH') from relative path?

I'm trying to build a "smart" operator, this has to transform a relative path (Cause of a lot of trouble sometimes for novice users), so I was thinking something like this, if the ...
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how to change temp files from cycles render to be handled on another disk drive?

I have a small C system with 14 gb left but three more disks with over 300 free space each, and yet when i render with cycles the space for the files to render is taken from the main C drive, how can ...
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modify texture on certain parts of extruded shape

I created a picture frame by extruding the profile along a rectangular path. Is it possible to kind of split the texture at the corners and move it around, so it isn't continuous from one edge to the ...
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How to turn a bezier into having squiggly lines

Hi! So I’m still new to blender but the thing is, I don’t know how to turn my path/bezier into having those squiggly lines so that I can edit them correctly. I’ve been watching videos but they’ve ...
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Make all paths relative for a blend file via python

I have a bunch of blend files, each in their own directory with supported files wherever necessary. I want to configure all the blend files to use relative paths. I can open each of them and do ...
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How can i apply two different curve guides to two different emitters?

First of all, I'm an absolute rookie as it comes to Blender but I'm trying to make a simple project for my dad's company. It's didn't seem hard at first but I've been stuck for ages now so here I am. ...
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Orientation in geometry node

I would like to orient all instances to follow the path of the main object. As you can see on my screenshot, first one is oriented as it should be...but after couple of curves, orientation messed up (...
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Follow Path Constraint with Object with Array and Curve modifier not working properly

I can't get the stars to follow the path. Tried everything I found in other questions to no avail. here's the file
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Is it possible to get the path of a .blend file from within OSL?

I'm aware of how to do this with Python, that won't solve the issue in an ideal way for me. Introducing Python is uncomfortably outside of the scope of what I'm writing. I'm attempting to use a ...
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How to use "AddonPreferences" to allow users to select a folder for exporting files

I am trying to use "AddonPreferences" in order to allow users to select a folder where output files will be written when pressing a button (operator). When I install the script, I can ...
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Is there a way to write along a shape?

I´m making this scene by Space Jam and wanted to know how I could make the name of the planet orbiting around it. Thanks!!
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Constraints- My circle is not following the selected path in my follow path constraint

I am trying to make the circle follow the brazier curve path with a follow path constraint but it is only the blue line that is following it. What am I doing wrong? Saw lots of tutorials but still, ...
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How to create a road with a certain trajectory using Python

I wanted to ask if there is an automated way to create a road trajectory in Blender using Python. In particular, I have the (x,y,z) of a road in Matlab: I would like to know how can I automatically ...
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Moving textured pipe along path

i need to animate a cable being moved trough a machine, ive tested ways to do this with the curve/bevel and playing with the start/stop of this, problem comes when i have a texture on it as this ends ...
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relinking missing files isn't working

I'm moving files to an external drive. One of my blend files shows textures fully pink. I could individually replace the paths of every model but that's about 100 models with several textures each. ...
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Path constraints problem

I'm a beginner 3d modeler and animator that wish to take my animations more seriously this year. I wish to attempt at making a simple walk cycle that's following a path. But when I do path constraints ...
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How to reverse camera direction tied to a path?

I have tied a camera to an invisible box. Next I have tied the box to a path. After adding key frames the camera inside the box moves through the path. However, at some point of the animation, I would ...
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Path following via API

Apologies if this question has been answered already, but I can't seem to get this thing working. What I am trying to do is have a cube follow a curve interpolated out of coordinates. Manually this ...
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How to convert physics animation to a curve/path in blender 2.91?

I have a ball that moves by physical animation (wind). how to export physics animation for to a curve/path in blender 2.91. version?
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Camera couldn't rotate along a spiral path

today I have a new problem with the camera movement. (It seems I bump into problems every day) I tried to make the camera push towards the main object(in the file you will see it's a medal in our game)...
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How can I snap an object with curve modifier to a vertex?

I need your valuable help in something I am stuck on... As you can see in the image below, a curve modifier has been added to the selected object to follow a specific path. What I'm trying to do, but ...
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How to get the file path of the current theme?

I have an addon that allows changing your current theme to a custom one using bpy.ops.preferences.theme_install(path), but I also want to allow going back to the ...
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Animate camera alternating constrained paths [duplicate]

all, I am new to blender, so sorry if my question seems dumb. I just animated a camera to follow a bezier path. Now, I need to keep animating the camera, but I would like to either free the camera ...
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Animate to combined paths

I just started to blender animations and I am trying to animate a sphere to move along combined paths: a straight line followed by a semicircle and then another straight line (as shown below). In my ...
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Lofting ellipse along two 3D curves

I am trying to loft a closed curve (e.g. ellipse) along two 3D curves. The closed curve would have two points defined which would be starting points of the 3D curves. Then the closed curve would be “...
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Weird vibration of car wheels when rendered - rigacar addon

I am making a low poly car animation for a school project. Since I haven't rigged a car before and dont have much time I used an addon called Rigacar for the car rig (link to addon page: http://...

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