Questions tagged [path]

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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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Reload smoke cache from file

If I bake a smoke simulation, then then save-as the file as a new name, I lose the smoke cache. Is there any way to reload it?
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Use value of node output for driver

Situation: I have an Object that rotates (keyframed). I use Nodes and Drivers to set the objects color to blue within the first quarter of one whole rotation (90°) and red for the rest (270°). That is ...
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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 can I render the motion path of an object?

I have an object moves based on key frames. I used the motion paths tab to calculate the path which shows on my scene. My camera is pointed straight down at this path but when I try to render, it only ...
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Can I have a scripts folder relative to my portable Blender, but outside of its folder?

I'm currently on Windows 10. I have a portable version of blender 2.80, and I would like to use relative paths for the scripts folder in order to keep my addons separate from the bundled ones. My ...
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Stretch or extend curves dynamically based on mesh translation (or rotation)

I recently started using Blender for a project involving multiple cables (or ropes) connected to the same object. Let's say, for instance, this is my set-up: - two cylinders containing a rolled-up ...
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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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Objects change position in a frame but their infos about location don't change

I want to make a video of about 1200 frame of a camera moving along a path inside a house, but when I go to frame 1 there are two objects that are not in the position they should be and I don't know ...
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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 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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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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Follow path + soft body weird physics

I am attempting to animate a ball that would roll on a plane. The ball has soft body and I want it to follow a path. Though after setting up this scene, I have my ball reacting in a bizarre way when ...
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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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texture baker addon how tho choose path and size from UI

I am curently creating a simple texture baker addon. I am not a coder, just picking thing from many sources and try to make it work together. My AO baker works fine but I am not able to choose image ...
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Convert animation on curve modifier for Unity

As you can see in the gif above, I have a very simple animation along a path. Basically, the snake has an unapplied curve modifier and simply moving it on the Y axis creates this animation. However, ...
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How do I fix the paths for packed images?

I downloaded a shared .blend file. I changed a few things and tried to pack the external data .blend file. It complained about textures and it looks like Blender was looking for the textures on the ...
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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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Ball Chain to follow path without distortion?

I am trying to get a ball chain to follow a path without distortion. I learned about "Path Animation" option, but the connecting bar between the balls for the chain still do not follow the path curve ...
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Duplication offset ignored in reflections

Good day. I got a weird problem. Again. I created a tunnel scene where I am using a path to create the lamps inside the tunnel. I am using an offset of 4 to reduce the ammount of lamps on the wall. ...
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Can't repair broken link to image texture

I moved some files being used as image textures and Blender showed those objects in pink when I reopened the file. So, I fixed the path to one of the images being used for one texture, but the object ...
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How can I make an object hold a position while following a path?

I have my camera following a path. But this path is used by other objects, and these objects need to complete the entire path. But not the camera: I want the camera to stay fixed at one moment. So, my ...
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Error Enabling Blender Addon

I wanted to check out an interesting addon I found on the web. So I copied the script and saved it where it should be, but then when I tried enabling it in Blender it gave me This error. (the addon is ...
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specify cache output folder?

Can I set my cache output folder? I'm using Cycles Rendering, with GPU mode, my computer sometimes show a message that I have little space left. This happens while I work, sometimes without even ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Follow Path” messes up transformation orientations

I have an path I made and tweaked in edit mode. And I want an object to follow that path. But when I hit the Ctrl. P, Follow Path, the transformation orientation of the object gets messed up. Rotating ...
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Soccer ball not following path

I have a soccer ball of which I want to follow a path. I have entered a bezier curve, entered follow path constraint and yet the ball does not move, what am I doing wrong? Just to update. I got ...
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Python Addon Can't Locate Submodule Folder

I'm trying to build an addon that has multiple sub-modules located in the same folder as the __init__.py that pulls everything together. It's exactly the same set-...
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Make Path Dangle and Collide for hair

I have hair particles following a path. This is for a lengthy animation project so chose to do this to make it easier than combing hair back to where is belongs. Picture below. I want one end of the ...
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suspension with follow path constraint

just delving into physics in blender for the first time. I have a car following a path, everything's set up, drivers turning wheels based on the evaluation time, but one thing I'm struggling with is ...
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Problems with Path

Very often a path is twisted where it is exactly vertical. Sometimes I can solve if I tilt all control points to this point by 360 degrees.But i can't solve this problem you see on the following ...
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How to animate spiral cutting / milling?

I have a circular saw cutter in a tube. The cutter is supposed to cut a gap into the metal tube by cutting in a spiral motion. Initially I wanted to make it fancy and show the material that is cut ...
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How should you merge this track together?

Here is my model: How can I merge these two parts of my race track together so that the white line is preserved like this example? Thanks!
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I Want To Observe X Y Z Di̇splacement Graph

I want to see path transform graph. For example: I want to observe displacement in X Y and Z direction in the graph. I want to display for example graph of path which is in the image.
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I shifted a walk cycle ahead on the dope sheet but parented path doesn't move with it

I parented an armature to a path curve. The walk cycle of the armature started in my dope sheet on keyframe 1. I moved the walk cycle in the dope sheet so that it now starts on keyframe 17 instead of ...
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animating a collision with an object following a path

I have this idea that looks pretty simple in my head, but turned out to be pretty hard to animate. I've got this animated bee that is flying along a path, and i want it to collide into an object, ...
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Follow path constraint for a camera already in motion with key frames

I have a scene emulating a steady camera moving slowly, like searching. Once an object in motion is detected, it starts following it. The camera never stops moving. The camera moves along Y axis only....
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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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Animation doesn't render what I see in the preview!

I'm working on a lego-animation. I've already set all keyframes and organized everything in the NLA-Editor. When I scrub through the timeline everything works fine, but as soon as I press "render ...
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Location along actual (beveled) curve instead of points

The following code generates a tree root structure, by making each sub-root start at a point along the previous sub-root. They are all NURBS paths. The hitch, as you will see, is that the points are ...