Questions tagged [path]

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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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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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Ubuntu Blender Installation, Python sys.path broken

I have installed blender on three Ubuntu machines using the following commands: ...
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Blender 2.79 on Mac Os 10.12 import csv data using Python

Most advice on importing csv files seems to assume users are on Windows, not Mac and many hours of effort has not helped this noobie to figure out the Mac setup and paths to import csv files to ...
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Make The Camera Focus On A Rotating Cube On A Path In A Loop Animation

How Do I Make The Camera Focus On A Rotating Cube On A Path In A Loop Animation ? With Camera Constraints, The Camera Fails To Focus On the cube & Gets Lost As It Moves Along The Path. With ...
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Roll Camera Following a Path

Apologies, I'm sure this question has been answered before, but so far I have not found a solution that works in my situation. I have a path that my camera follows and a second path that my camera ...
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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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Modify size of bevel object at certain points along path

I am creating a growing branch that will grow into my daughters name similar to the video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEAx3SbFaw The video tutorial shows how the tapered branch ...
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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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Camera is offset from path it is following

The camera is constrained to follow a path, and both the path and the camera are far from the origin of the scene. I can see that the camera is being offset from the path with the same offset it had ...
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How do I change camera targets when following a path?

I have a nurbs path setup and my camera operates following the path. I can get it to track an empty, but I want it to change between a couple of empties as it progresses down the path. Is there a ...
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Hair particles not following curve modifier :(

Happy Holidays everyone :) I'm making a holiday special simulation this week but I can't do that if my garland is just a string. The zig zag tube is the emitter which represents the string and the ...
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Object array doesn't follow spiral path

I'm trying to create an array along this spiral, but I don't know why my object doesn't follow the path I created (I only modified the external line of the Blender curve spiral). It seems that the ...
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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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How to make an object move on a Mobius strip?

I have Mobius strip and a sphere. I want the sphere to move on the strips surface, like on a path. How can I do this? I've tried drawing curves, but I can't create the whole path at once and I've ...
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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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Motion Path is down scaled

linked a character down scaled the character Proxified the rig The calculated motion path of the foot (or any other bone) appears to be down scaled is there any way to fix this ?
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Why does my model deforms when apply curve modifier? [duplicate]

I have the model of a snake and I want it to follow a path, it deforms like this when I apply the curve modifier
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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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Why duplication not follow path

Im making duplication along the path. I have a mesh and a curve path. Selecting the mesh and curve i press Ctrl+P and selected follow path. In Duplication i turn off speed. The mesh is not following ...
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Is there any difference between bpy.path.basename and os.path.basename?

According to the docs for bpy.path.basename: Equivalent to os.path.basename, but skips a “//” prefix. Use for Windows compatibility. But on Windows, I don'...
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Combinate path and normal animation?

I have a short question. I want to animate a man, who walks through the room, then takes a chair and sits down. I want to make a walk cycle and then a follow path animation for the walking part. When ...
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how to connect two paths [duplicate]

I am trying to connect 2 separate paths somewhere along its centre, see picture: Is there a way to do this?
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How do I make this sphere follow this bezier curve [duplicate]

Please help I cant find how to move the ball along the path! any help would be huge thanks!
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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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Let object follow two paths? [duplicate]

I want to add two follow path constraints to a single object. That means I want my object to follow path A, then do something else and then the object should follow path B, which begins at the end of ...
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How to use Curve Modifier to buldge part of the mesh (modelling rabbit ear)

I modelled a very simple beginners version of a rabbit ear (improvement proposals for better implementation welcome). I managed to create a curve from the root to the tip of the ear by applying a ...
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path constraint fails

Im new to Blender and i have put my mind into learning all i can about this awesome program. I have done alot of tutorials on sculping and animating, and it all gone real good. I have now made my own ...
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Follow path offset field can't be keyframed, generates error

There is a camera following a path, and when I press I while over the Follow Path > Offset field, it throws an error of ...
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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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Loop Actions with a Cycle F-modifier

I am about to create a ~3 minutes long forest scene with some rabbit roaming around. I created a rabbit with two animations: Sit, Walk. I then created a curve and key framed the evaluation time so ...
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Why is the object not running in the given path

I have a curve and a simple object that I want to run on that curve. I have selected the object and the curve and press ctrl+p and follow the path. it started from the starting point and end point. ...
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I need to make the vertices of a mesh follow a path / curve so that the mesh deforms as it follows the path?

Edit: During an animation. I do not mean an extrude but animating the vertices of a mesh along a predefined path curve. I have a mesh and a complex path curve. I'd like to make each individual row of ...
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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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What does path_from_id actually do?

I learned to use object.path_from_id(property) to obtain the path for my fcurves. But when I did this: ...
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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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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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Path Tracing Sample in the viewport

When I activate the shading Rendered in the viewport, the number for path tracing sample keeps going with a single number. The number of the last sample is usually listed but it is not the case in the ...
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How to get cameras local x-axis pointing up?

I have my Camera moving along a Path, and following an object with a damped track constraint, but i does some weird movement, like rotating on its own. In order to fix it I would like to make the ...
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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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Changing Camera Paths During Animation [duplicate]

Is there currently any way to change the path that a camera is following during an animation? I'd like to be able to snap the camera to a new path at a set frame after it finishes following the first ...
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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 convert Damped Track and Follow Path of camera into Frames?

I have set up a path my camera should follow, and an Object it should track with Damped Track. Now, what I wanna do is, make the camera movement into frames because I want to have a fluent movement ...
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Unfollow a path (opposite of ctrl+p)

I have an object (text) following a path in an animation, but when I move or size the path the object is resized too. I would like to edit the path without affecting the object but cant see an "...
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Rigging a driving belt moved by a rotated wheel

I have made a classic steam engine, with a big wheel. I want the rotation of this wheel to move a driving belt and then, apart from the steam engine, the small wheel on a generator. I've made the ...
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Cannot get rid of reported missing files

In the attached startup file for Blender, I cannot -for the life of me- get rid of the path of an image file reported as missing. The offending file was the photo of a mug used in a previous project, ...
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Deforming a series of roof tiles to fit roof's geometry?

Here's the situation I have — there's a roof tile geometry (a beveled path) that I'm trying to get to fit the shape of the roof. This is an array here, which is working well; the bump I'm running ...
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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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Camera animated using Follow Path contraint wanders then Jumps back to path near end of animation

I am animating a camera using the follow path constraint, with the fixed position checked and animating via the offset. Near the end of my animation at the exact same spot (If I do not animated past ...
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problem with the roll of camera tracking an object

I created an camera following a path and tracking an object and I don't understand why this camera is rotating around his z-axis (for example between frame 50 and frame 100 ). How can I solve this ...

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