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How can I create Light Streaks in Cycles?

I'm trying to make a light paths like there: To achieve this light threads (streaks) I used a particles emmiter with shining icospheres and motion blur shutter like Andrew. I got this result: First ...
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Fill along the front of a path of an SVG

I have an SVG logo, which I will import into Blender. I'm trying to think how to have the colour (not outline) fill up from left to right. I think the following steps put me on the right track, but ...
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Animating appearing/extending strip with gaps

As i am new to blender i decided to learn by recreating some animations which have some interesting problems, and gain more knowledge about how tv intros are being done, collecting some parody intros ...
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How can I make an object follow a path exactly

I want to make this sphere follow a path, but everything I try creates a giant distance from the actual path. I guess what I'm asking is how do I get the blue line extending from the path to the ...
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How can i edit a follow path constraint with the graph editor?

I made a follow path constrait with a curve, does it already have a linear interpolation so i can edit it on graph editor? i need the linear interpolation.
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How to do a bezier interpolation mode animation along a path?

When I parent an object to follow a path and animate it, I only get a linear mode animation and changing that in Grapth Editor to bezier doesn't work! How to do that?
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What is the best way to animate the camera path?

I'm modeling a car driving along a road(speeds up, slows down, and stops at traffic lights to wait till the lights turn green, etc.) What is the best way to animate the camera path for the following ...
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python script that reads text file containing coordinates and creates a path/curve for object to follow

I am a highschool student working at a college's engineering department for the summer. I just began working in blender and have intermediate knowledge of python. Could anyone share a script they've ...
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How to change camera movement speed on Path during animation

Im making a animation in blender that requires the camera to change speeds while moving along a path. I'm using the Curve/Path for the path. I need the camera to move at a certain speed going between ...
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How do I get the path my script is running in?

I am writing a Quake 1 .BSP import script with python and I want to extract the textures from the .BSP so that the mesh can be ...
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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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Problem enabling siding generator addon

I created this siding generator and I have been adding some new features and I have encountered some problems that I just can't seem to get around. Currently it is not installing into Blender 2.72 ...
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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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How do I make a curve in the shape of a simple wave form (sine)?

I am trying to create a curve with a simple wave form to use it as animation path. Although I have a bunch of possibilities to add different curves: .. I did not find a solution yet. This is exactly ...
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How do I make an object move along a path in either direction?

I'm trying to make a garage door open or close by rolling up or down like they usually do. I know how to make an object follow a path in one direction along a curve using constraints, but I need it to ...
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Importing python modules and text files

I am new to blender, but not python, and have been asked to create a user-input dependent, stylized animation of a protein network I am working with: text document >> information processed by python-...
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Why is “Copy Data Path” path different from the tooltip's path?

Why is it that when I right click on a data field and click "Copy Data Path" and paste, it will paste something like this (example: the "Start Frame" of a VSE strip): ...
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How do I close a object with the curve modifier applied to it?

I was wondering if there was a way to connect the two end points of this strap I made on blender. I can't seem to get an even fit.
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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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Is there a better way to make paths? Working on a string for longbow

Hello I have a question about paths. I'm working on string for my longbow but this method that I'm using seems wrong. Is there a better way to do this or should I keep doing in like this? Curretly ...
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How to get a flexible tube to follow a curved path?

Problem: I'm trying to make a flexible tube follow a path I've made with the Path tool (Add > Curve > Path) but even though I've followed a variety of tutorials I can't figure out why my curve just ...
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How to automatically get a Add-on folder's path regardless of OS?

In Blender, is there a command to query what's the current path to the Add-on folder - regardless of what system I'm using?
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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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Using Relative (//file) paths, Make All Paths Relative doesn't work

I am looking for a way to use relative paths in Blender to link to external image, movie, etc... files. I assemble all of my .blend files on my MacBook (OS X Yosemite) and link to the images I've ...
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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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How to make car AI in my game?

I am making a racing game and I got a question. I want to make AI of simple street drivers(not opponents, but just simple pople). I want to know, how to make that AI that follows its path... Could you ...
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External image editor not found?

When I try to quick edit in texture paint I get an error saying that it couldn't find an image editor even though there is one (see photo)
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How can I duplicate an object along a path?

I created a long mesh object and I selected an edge, hit ShiftD to duplicate then made it a separate object by pressing P. Continued with AltC to convert curve from mesh. So far so good. But I want to ...
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How do I change the location of the “Temp” folder to be a relative path?

Here are my current User Preferences under the File tab: I'd like to make the "Temp" folder a relative path, sitting somewhere under the application's directory. So in this case, rather than it being ...
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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 ...
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Blender 3D - Movie Frames around an arc

I'd like to create an animation in which several movie segments are playing in separate plane objects that follow one another around an arc within the camera view. I can get a single movie playing on ...
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How to use Rigid Body Physics after following path constraint?

First of all, I know that this question has asked here before, but the answer brings more problems and doesn't fix mine. That method causes the object to fall through my plane after the influence is ...
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How to model and animate a bifurcated path?

I don't know how to model a bifurcated path. I'd like to do something good instead of that is bad bifurcation at 2 seconds of this video (the pipe is not full: it doesn't follow the full path at the ...
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How to see a path transform graph for animated object

I just want to see the transform graph for the selected object. For example I want to select one small cube and, after animating it, I want to display the path for this cube in a graph. Like on this ...