Questions tagged [path]

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Camera Path Constraint not working as wanted

I'm trying to make my Camera follow a path with a constraint but every time I change the offset, nothing moves except a dashed blue line follows the path in the exact way I'd want the camera to. I'm ...
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How do i get my object to move on the path allocated using the follow path constraint , while my animation is playing?

i made my object follow my spiral path using the follow path constraint and it is positioned correctly and it does follow the path but the moment i press space bar to play the animation then nothing ...
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NurbsPath and Beveling a BezierCircle

Good evening, I am fairly new to Blender. I have been unsuccessfully attempting to create a curved cylinder (i.e. a pipe) to follow a curve path. When I go to Geometry > Bevel > Object > Bezier ...
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Particle path display

I have more of an ignorance than a problem. So I did this thing: this is a simple simulation of particles and baking as a path, and transformed into curves. But when I do this Adding offset and ...
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Can't make my animated object follow a path

I made a spider with a walk animation. I would like to make it follow a path, so I made a bezier curve and tried to do what I've seen in tutorials, but nothing works. In fact, I don't know which part ...
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How do I extrude a shape along a curve in Blender 2.8

I can't find any posts on how to extrude a shape along a curve in Blender 2.8. Let's say I wanted to make a curved pipe. In Blender 2.7 I used 2 curves (1 path and 1 shape). With the path selected, ...
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How to move forward or any movement which has surface deform modifier

I have actually modeled a fish in blender and I had made surface deform modifier on the fish with the help of a youtube video. I wanted your help in moving the fish forward or in circular motion but ...
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Generate Curve from Motion Path of a Bone (to animate steering of a fork lift)

The bone in between the front wheels is following a Bezier curve (black) and the whole mesh of the forklift (all in one object) follows. I need the motion paths of the wheels (more precice of the ...
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Objects clamped to curve shift after moving or extruding the curve

heres an immage to show example (I updated the image) https://imgur.com/a/wOY5br9 Problem: Objects clamped to curve shift after moving or extruding the curve even tho its not supposed to do that. ...
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How do I add a camera so that it moves along a path while focusing on an object with Python?

How do I add a camera and script it so that it moves along a path while focusing on one object? I would also like to know how to have it rotating around the origin where one of the main objects of ...
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How to render the Trajectory of a Moving Object? [duplicate]

I want to use blender to draw a cycloid animation. I know the function, but is it possible to render the motion path of a vertex of a circle like the following video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How to expand an object along a curve without destroying the mesh and just follows the shape of the curve?

I'm trying to recreate a sphere with selected vertex and expanding it along a curve seems like stretching the sphere. I know it's possible with metaballs and using particles but it's not as smooth ...
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Object's coordinates are not influenced by constraint's influence?

I'm trying to make a camera follow a path, starting from frame 150 and lasting 100 frames. So, I've keyed the influence parameter from 0 to 1 in the starting frame and then again from 1 to 0 on the ...
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Move scene objects according to camera path

So i have been trying a bit to hard to figure this one out. I want to be able to move all objects of a scene in a way that imitates a camera path. Here is a simple scene i created for testing. In ...
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How to only show the paths of Greace Pencil strokes?

I accidentally inputted a shortcut while drawing in a Greace Pencil object and now only the paths of the strokes are shown. Now I'm curious about what key combination it was and how to leave this ...
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How to reverse direction of object along path

I have a camera with the track to constraint added, and the camera is circling around a circle pointing at an object. Please can someone tell me how to make the camera move in the opposite direction? ...
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why follow path with duplication not in curve shape

I have a icosphere and a rectangle path. With the follow path selecting icosphere and path. Ctrl+P i made a follow path. In the properties of icosphere i on the duplication to frame. The icosphere not ...
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Initial animated particles on a force field path: How to control/hide?

I can hide the emitter easily and control the end where the particles "die out". Yet I'm also looking for a way to hide the initial portion of particles lumped up i front of the cue of a system with ...
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How to start in the middle of a path?

I want to animate a tube that follows a certain path, but is starting somewhere in the middle of the path. In the image below, I made two bezier curves, extended one with the path that should be ...
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How to add bezier curves (start and end) to a 'follow path' animation?

I added an object to a curve as a follow path animation but the animation seems too linear, I can only change the parameters of the curve as I see, how can I give it a proper start and end? (like a ...
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How can I switch the direction of a Curve on Blender 2.8?

How can i switch (invert) the direction of a curve to the opposite direction, in Blender 2.8? It seems that the shorcut for this option has changed.
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Animating a chain in blender

I simply want to animate a chain in blender, but cant figure it out. I have imported a 3d-model of a chain, that looks as following. I have tried different approaches. I thought it was possible to ...
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Portal effect with two different hdri's

I'm fighting with my scene where I want to show some kind of portal. All scene has illuminated by hdri №1. The objects behind the 'glass' (object with 100% transparency) should be illuminated by hdri №...
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How do I animate a shoelace that is being pulled out of a shoe?

I want to animate a tendon transfer surgery in blender. I want the tendon to follow the surface of the bone while it is pulled out at the incision area. It should look like a shoelace being pulled ...
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Adding festoon lights

Hi! I’m making a scene in which I’d like to have festoon lights, preferably based of paths so I can change the forms on them. What is the best way to make these? I’d also like the lamps to be rotated ...
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Change all image textures folder location together

I just downloaded a Kitbash mini-kit blender file and all the references to images are looking in the wrong folder. Is there a way to change all of the images to look in a specific folder? At the ...
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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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