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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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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 ...
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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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I can't shade smooth my curve/path 2.8

I'm following a video on youtube "Creating braid in blender" and he shade smooths the curves around 2:40. My model is the exact same as his and when I have it selected I go up to object, and go down ...
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How to model the needle/spiral of a badge/button?

I try to model a badge/button and now I’m having some trouble to model the half-spiral of the needle (see picture). My result is ok I think, but it was hard to get there via two circle paths, then ...
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Ease camera acceleration which follows a path [duplicate]

I let a camera follow a round path which also tracks an empty (see reference). There is no problem in animating this, however I want the camera to start moving slowly and generate more speed and also ...
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How do I attach rope to a mesh

I am trying to make a pirate ship and am trying to attach rope to the sails. my rope is made using a path, and soft body physics. I can not find a way to attach my rope to the sail. and I can not use ...
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Duplicating light along path in blender 2.8

I've been following 'Create an Underground Subway Scene in Blender' from BlenderGuru in youtube. When he started to duplicate the lights along the path using Duplicate menu in object tab he used an ...
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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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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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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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Extrude along path crossing planes

I make route with path and extruded it but I get this nasty looking crosses inside curves. How repair this thing? Thank you for reply. Edit: Added more pictures This is from bottom From top
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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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Following Path Bone Jumps at the end of the path

When I select the bone, then Path, then ⎈ Ctrl+P Follow Path the bone goes straight to the end of the path. I tried Clear origin, parent, offset etc etc but no luck.
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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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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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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 ...
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BPy add Path in Textfile from Text-Editor

.hi guys i have a problem by set a path in text line. I put in a picture, maybe you understand what I mean. i don't know how to implement the code in such a way that the path is included in the text ...
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In need of help concerning making a knot animation (paths etc.)

I'm in need of help to get the same result as the one shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk5tOOD_ArY&t=39s . I'm wondering if there's a guide how to make something like this. ...
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Moving trail of Particles forming rings when the emitter is constrained to “Follow Path” [duplicate]

EDIT: The answers found in this previously asked question didn't help: Particles are clumping on each frame I'm trying to use particles, which are moving along a path,by following an animated emitter....
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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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How can I fix my rotation issues of an object following a path?

I have a project with an animated bird following a path. Everything was working pretty smoothly, but now when I get to a certain point on the path the rotation of the bird is messed up, and when I try ...
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Bending a mesh along spline which it's also following,not working

I have some sleepless nights because of this and now I really have to ask you this =) I’m working with Blender 2.80 Beta and maybe it’s also a slight Blender bug as I have seen others achieving this ...
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Array not looking smooth in render along a path

I have an array modifier attached to a curve with a curve modifier. I want to make the crease in between each cube smooth but it's not working. I've applied the array modifier and smoothed the faces, ...
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How to get a straight bevel on a path? [duplicate]

I want to create a border for a window. The bevel object is a simple shape. The path isn't closed and has an opening at the bottom. Both vertex point has the same values on the x-axis. Also, the scale ...
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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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How do I animate the shrink/fatten value on a beveled curve?

I have a twisted cylinder shape made with a beveled Nurbs Path, which needs to bulge and shrink at specific vertices over time (like how a person's Adam's apple moves when they swallow). I'd prefer ...
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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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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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How to keep camera always in horizontal position?

The camera is following the path from top to the bottom, orbiting around the wires. I would like it to be focused all the time on the wires in horizontal position. Is there a way to exclude Z axis ...
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Camera constrained to path, not follow it exactly around curves

I have my camera constrained to a curve with Follow Path and it stays with its origin on the path exactly. But when I add a strong curve to the path the camera starts going off the path. It is cutting ...
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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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Lock axis while rotating along path

I'm trying to keep the z axis (Poles) of the sphere at a certain angle while the sphere travels along it's path. I can't see an option to animate transform in a local orientation. It always animates ...
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Can I edit the motion path?

Can I change the motion path only by editing the line in the motion path? I want to change the path by editing the line created by the motion path Instead of following the white line I want my bone ...
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How do i change the interpolation of nurbs curve so its bezier?

Im fairly new to blender, i know the basics and all, but i want the camera to follow a path, starting of slow, speeding up, then slowing down again, but it wont let me change the interpolation, and im ...
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How do I make various objects point at/follow a path?

I'm trying to create a city street on a slope. I haven't found any methods that allow for several different objects to follow the same path, so maybe a path isn't the right method (still quite new to ...
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Stairs along bezier path [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to make a stair case along a complicated bezier curve. The stairs are just made of wooden planks, so it's simple model, I'm just having trouble keeping them all level and ...
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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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Merging a path to another object

I currently have a Square based pyramid and a path that's beveled by a Bezier circle. is there any way to merge these two objects. and if so do i need to merge the path or the bevel object to the ...
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follow path not working correct way

I have a mesh and a curve and trying to make follow path. I have selected the mesh and then curve and press Ctrl+P and selected follow path. But the mesh is not moving in the curve shape. Its bouncing ...
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Why object deformed in Follow Path (ctrl + p)?

I'm trying this method I found in youtube: https://youtu.be/ZgdobdXzKM4 But the problem is the child/duplicated objects deformed when applying the "Follow Path". What would be the reason deformed and ...
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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 resolve a path with backpaths (..) in the image.filepath?

I'm trying to find the directory where an image file for a slot texture is located. It works fine for most paths, but when the paths are qualified with .. (to back up a directory) it will then crash ...
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How can you Path Extrude over time?

I want to extrude along a path over time so as to animate a path growing over time. How can I do that in Blender?
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Overlapping structure when beveling (SVG) curve

I hope somebody can give me some tipps although I don't really know how to phrase my problem for a suitable title. I want to create a path in Inkscape and import it as an SVG to blender. When I ...
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How to set directories of a file from which I append? [closed]

I am making a project where I use materials from an external file.Both my files are present in a folder. I append them. While scripting, I specified the absolute path of the file. But if I copy the ...
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How can i cover a space between a path i drew?

Hi, im a trully beginner in blender. I made this logo and now i need to fill that empty space between the path i used to draw the logo. Fill it or cover the top and bottom with some kind of "surface" ...
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How to add holes to an extruded path object - I wish to modle a filmstrip

I plan to animate a filmstrip (growing and curling around itself), using the path or bezier tool. BUT how could I get the sprocket holes as well; is there a system where you can extrude and add a ...
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How to make the circumference of a Path/Bezier Curve Low Poly?

I am working on a game asset and I wanted to create some wires, I'm relatively new to blender but I want to know how to make a low poly wire. The circumference is too round as it has too many vertices....
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Blender how to scale individual vertices on a curve? [duplicate]

I set a bevel on a curve, but supposedly there is a way to scale vertices of a curve so that they also scale the radius of the corresponding bevel. How can this be accomplished?

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