Questions tagged [path]

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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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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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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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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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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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Keyframed animation into path animation

I have got an animated object that is an opening door. I keyframed the movements; not rig there. Now I want to get rid of the keyframes and create an animation path that does just the same but without ...
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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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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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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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Path constraint switching and timing

I am working on my character animation project. I want to create multiple paths for my character to follow, (do action). For Example, follow the first path from frame (x) and (do action) until the ...
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I need help with Path Constraint & Rigging

Blender newbie here, started using Blender 2 days ago for a summer project of mine but I ran into an issue here. I've done rigging & animating for my model and when I play the animation without ...
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Object animate and deform follow path not working

I hope you are having a great day. I am following a tutorial to make an object, in my case something that will eventually be modeled into a bendy bus or tram, and at one point I followed the ...
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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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Camera - follow path and change rotation

I created the camera moving by the curve using parenting and follow path option. However, how to do so that the camera moves on this curve, simultaneously changing the rotation so that all the time it ...
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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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Game Engine - Steering Behaviour Understanding

I am working on a BGE Horror Game right now and I want the enemy to follow the player around, but not directly. I want it to also walk around radon parts of the map even when the player is not there. ...
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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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Cannot get rid of reported missing files

In the attached startup file for Blender, I cannot -for the life of me- get rid of the path of an image file reported as missing. The offending file was the photo of a mug used in a previous project, ...
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Scripts with sound path - Imported audio not working with Save Game as Runtime

I'm using a Blender 2.74 and am trying to pack external audio data into a .blend file. I am using Windows 7. If I try run my game on other another computer, everything but the audio seems okay. Here ...
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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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Relative image files not found. Background render. No error, just magenta textures

Another one of these problems... Renders fine on Windows desktop, but not on headless Linux box. Image files are in the same dir as the blend file, like on the desktop. Using relative paths. CLI ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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camera parenting with delay

i'm trying to make an animation where we see from the eyes of a pilot of an airplane. The airplane follow a spline path via follow path, but the inclination/banking is animated by keyframes. The ...
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how to configure facility wide configuration files

We'd like to integrate Blender into our pipeline. With other software packages, we usually have cascading configurations: facility (eg configuring temp folders and common plugins) project (eg project ...
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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 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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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 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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Having trouble adding paths

I'm creating my first blender project and I'm trying to have the animated character follow a path. When I add the path in, there are no control points to make the path longer or curved. I've googled ...
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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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