Questions tagged [path]

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Create multiple different versions of project

I am working on a script that makes some changes to a Blender project file (for example, randomising material base colours) and then saves those changes to a new project file. I would like to create ...
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Solidifying SVG remains 2 dimensional

I am attempting to import a basic SVG enclosed path into Blender (2.8) and extrude it so that it becomes a solid. From other website resources, it seems that the best way to do that is to import the ...
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Blender 2.83+: Change directory path/folder in file import browser as default

After switching from 2.79a to 2.83 I encountered the difficulty that default path in file browser is path - "H:\Documents" and it cannot be changed. I tried to make the startup file like in ...
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How do I animate a hose along a path without deforming the lead it is attached to?

I followed this tutorial: http://www.rab3d.com/tut_blen_2-63_hooks.php 2 And got a nice hose and fitting with a tangent connection. For an animation I’d like to move the whole thing along (inside) ...
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Path tracing for arbitrary camera rendering

I am trying to implement a custom camera with large FOV in blender. I know, that Cycles render engine allows to use a fisheye lense, by it in not enough for me, I need a specific camera with ...
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Light Path node works weirdly for Background

For some reason, LightPath node doesn't work expectedly. When I plug in 'Is Diffuse Ray' output, I want to exclude all Diffuse rays but they stay. It works for Glossy ray and Camera ray, but why don't ...
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How do I make a path animation last longer than 100 frames?

I've got a simple animation that lasts 250 frames and I am trying to create another animation within it but the "Parenting the object to the curve with the Follow Path" option stops after ...
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Creating a grid of tubes following a mathematical surface

I am creating a 3D mathematical surface using the "Add Mesh: Extra Objects" plugin, resulting in the mesh surface below: Ultimately, I would like to convert this surface into a grid of ...
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Sometimes if I attach the camera to an animation path lost its perspective view

I did a turntable animation and attached the camera to an animation path (circle) but when I see thru the camera view it looks like an ortho view rather than a perspective view. What can I do to solve ...
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How to access a follow path constrained object's location from a command line render

In Blender 2.82a, using Eevee as the render engine, I can access the following matrix_world attributes successfully to obtain the location of a Cube move in an animation using the "follow path" ...
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Walk cycle interrupted during repeat on a path animation

I'm a beginner animator. I am trying to animate a walk cycle along a circular path. When the animation repeats, the figure goes back to a point along the line and ruins the cycle. How do I fix this? ...
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Sphere distortion when attached to path

I'm new to Blender. Now I'm working on a low-poly model of Earth orbiting Sun and I have a strange problem. I added Follow Path constraint to my Earth so it follows elliptic path around the star. But ...
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How can i thicken a path? [duplicate]

So i have made a path and i have no idea how to make it thicker, Normally with meshes you scale them with S, but its my first time doing something with paths so i have no idea how to make them thicker....
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How do I turn on path influence while keeping the object's position?

When I go to turn on the influence a path has on an object, the object moves very far away. How do I make it such that the object will stay in the same global position while I turn on the path ...
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How do I make an object begin following a path, but only after a certain point?

I need to animate a ball moving up and through the inside of a robot. I have a path that is a child of the robot object, so it moves with the robot. The idea is that the robot will move up to where a ...
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Coming from Rhino3D - Can I perform something similar to curve sweeps with multiple profiles?

I'm wondering if I could get some help. I'm super new to a Blender, coming from using Rhino3D for jewellery projects for years for my work. I don't own a personal license for Rhino3D and the plugins I ...
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How do I use path tracking in a 3D space?

I am new to game engines and have a project of my own. I've created an aircraft game, but I am stuck at a certain point about path following. How do I make an enemy asset follow the player whilst the ...
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need help getting instances to align on a poly curve

What is the best way to get houses to line up on a path ? I am attempting to create instances of houses along a simple extruded line, with the houses landing on the Verts. However, when I use 'Align ...
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Problem in final render image with CYCLES!

Hi I' ve got this some problem during my last project in blender. I am using Cycles to render that scene, and somehow, the final image' s showing me this kinda box that seems like the path tracing ...
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Text along path does not work as expected

I have a text object that I want to go along path. The problem is, that the text moves only in 2 dimensions. I expected that the text will be on top of the curve, but it kept offset. But that is not ...
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Is there a way to have my second action animation start at the last location of my first action animation?

I have a scene with a character that will complete multiple action animations. The problem I keep running into is that when the character transitions from action 1(walk) to action 2(looking behind) ...
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How can I append an object from an external blender file using a relative path with Python?

How do I append a custom object from an external blender file using relative paths so I can pack the file with the addon? I can append the file easily with absolute path like this but I could fined ...
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How to make mesh grow to create form

I would like my mesh to grow to form this logo: I created a curve and made the mesh grow along it. The problem in with the 45º edges. See here better: Any hints please? Edit: I have tried using a ...
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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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