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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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Deform a complex pattern along a 3d path, maintaining vertical

I am trying to create a patterned railing for a curved staircase, like this: Except that in my case, the staircase does not have a constant curve. This is a straight segment of the railing I am using:...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do you control the number of loops on a bevel of a path?

Changing the resolution just doesn't do the trick. How can I control the bevel on a path to change the number of loops it uses to comprise the bevel?
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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 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 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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How to convert physics animation to a curve/path?

Ok. I have a ball at the very top and a long curved tube leading down and I want to turn the ball's physics animation into a follow path animation. In order to do that I need to somehow make a path ...
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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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Stopping Follow Path at the beginning

I'm mixing animations in NLA editor, and I want start with follow constraint turned off. For example, I want my character to wave, and then play the walk cycle with follow path. The keyframing ...
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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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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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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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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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Custom Icons, script path register

I'm struggling with implementing a custom icons into script. As my level of Python is low, I did try others suggestions but without any luck. Addon never show up in Blender, but it's installed in ...
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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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Particle Tracing

I'm trying to trace a particle system but I haven't had luck. The options i'I've tried are: Path: Under the render tab in the particle system. But it needs a keyed particle system and when I use a ...
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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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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 to make a curve path from scratch given a list of (x, y, z) points?

I want to move a soft body object in my scene on a path (curve path). For the path, I want to make it myself from scratch. I basically have a Python List containing (x, y, z) points and want to create ...
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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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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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What are the practical differences between beziers, nurbs and paths?

I know that Beziers, Nurbs curves and Paths have different controls: Bezier handles have control over tangents, and the curve always touches the control point Nurbs curves don't touch the control ...
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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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Offset curve bevel extrusion

Learning Blender. Can anyone tell me is there a way how to offset this piece. What I have here is path which is set on bevel extrusion with start and end values changed with circle curve as a sweep ...
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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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Alternative to dupliframes in 2.8?

Is there some way how to instance objects along path/curve without deformation? All forums and questions I've found are related to 2.79 and they are all using dupliframes, however there is no such ...