Questions tagged [path]

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How to set default save location for an image?

Currently, when I have a rendered image (or any other kind of image) I want to save, the file browser always insists on starting the save location from my Documents folder. I would prefer to set a ...
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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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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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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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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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Make arrayed object properly follow/fit curve

For my arch viz projects I regularly need to place curbstones in various ways along streets, driveways, etc. Right now I have to place them all by hand and can only use the array (and curve) modifier ...
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Why doesn't Blender use Preferences->File Paths->Render->Render Output?

I want to save render outputs (including frames for animation rendering) in a particular directory. This can be done by setting the Startup file's Scene -> Output to that path. But it seems that if ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Setting a temporary script path

I want to set a temporary script path for an instance of blender that will bet set from a python script. That script will be launched with the execution of the blender exe. It needs to be temporary ...
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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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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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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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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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Move another mesh along a surface when animating

I am trying to make an animated lock tumbler and the key pins should move along the contour of the key. My goal is to move the pins up when the key passes underneath them by using some sort of snap ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...