Questions tagged [path]

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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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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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how make a Pathfinding with obstacles?

how to make the Ai consider obstacles that are created in game (like walls) when making their paths,this can be done with navegation mesh and steering actuator?
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Control speed on track path with locked track

I have this scene with a camera moving on a bezier curve (Track path), maintaining a lock on an object (locked track), and it works pretty well! Now the problem is, the camera starts and stopd ...
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Deform camera path to the shape of ground surface

I have a landscape plane and a camera following a path. I would like to deform this path so that the camera stay a constant distance to the landscape. This is to simulate the effect from the view of a ...
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Draw line after path

I am making a tutorial for billard and i am trying to make an animation showing the path a ball will take. Over my 3D model i have imported a picture of the line i want to animate. My question is, how ...
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File not rendering in freestyle properly

So this is my file: And this is how it's rendering: I don't know any way of fixing this.
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Is it possible to change an object's color depending on its distance?

For example I have a semitransparent sphere which contains another object which is a cylindrical line. Let's say this cylindrical path is blue. Is it possible to change the color when I rotate my ...
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How do I set up a driver to drive a node value with a node group input? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble figuring out how to link one value to another via a driver. Here's what I'm trying to do: I'm making my own node group and I want to bypass having to tab into the group to change ...
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Object not following path

I have set two particle systems to move along a path while emitting particles. However, I'm having two problems. Firstly, the particles are moving slower than the emitter object and therefore is ...
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How to parent a cloth to a rigged mesh?

So, this is my setup: I have parented a plane with the cloth modifier onto the mesh. However, when I play the animation, the cloth falls downwards, while the mesh continues on the path animation. I ...
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How to get an object to follow a path in Version 2.78, does not seem to work like it used to before?

Before I would simply create a path, and then add an object and the object would follow the path and would bend with the path if the object was like long enough, but now I can't get the object to ...
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How can I make a object follow perfectly a nurb path?

I'm currently making a track for Assetto Corsa. I make the tracks with objects that follow paths but i'm always having some issues to make the objects follow properly the path. This time is this what ...
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Blender Python path directory for file output node

i'm trying to make a little script to change all file outputs node in my compositing scene, relatively to my file output render directory. For example, if i render something in /Render/Combined/...
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Path animation curve issue

I have a bone constrained to follow a path. the pivot point is at the end of this blue line when I expected it to be the origin. I messed around with settings and positions and couldn't figure out how ...
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Same animation is displayed different in edit/object mode when animated object is selected

I made an animation in the edit-mode and then I noticed that it looks different in the object-mode. I wonder why there is such a difference, and I have no idea what thats causes. The problem appears ...
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How to slow down an object following an animated path?

I was wondering on how to slow down the speed of an object following a path (that has been animated.) I'm trying to slow down how fast the UFO (with a particle system) goes along the bezier circle I'...
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Could I have a camera complete an animation then follow a path?

Currently I have a camera following a car moving across the scene. The car's animation is repetitive and the camera only follows the car for one repetition. Once it's done with the first repetition i ...
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Baking a Path Animation for Export, Deleting the Path

I have seen in various online tutorials that it is possible to animate an object along a path (NURBS curve), bake the animation and then delete the path. Each time I bake the animation and delete the ...
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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 to convert follow path to object

How to convert follow path to object I have made a add object constraint follow path and given the path. I dont want to animated it. I want that mesh to be used. How can i delete the path and used the ...
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Can't fit plane to nurbs path to create a race track

I'm new here and I'm making a racing track for Assetto Corsa. I don't know what's exactly happening, but something doesn't let me to apply a Curve modifier to a plane. I'll explain myself: to make the ...
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Iterate an object along path

I'm modelling a backpack. And want to recreate a zipper. So i cannot iterate and object along a path (yellow dotted lines on secong image). I used array modeifier but it doesn't work. Please suggest ...
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Shift camera focus on the same path

I want to make a scene of planets where in my camera would move on set path in random circles around the planets. Now I have set a path to make circular motions and also a linked camera on the path. ...
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Get Blender scripts path

Is there a clean way to get the absolute path to the scripts folder for the currently running version of Blender? The following code works (on Windows) but it ...
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Is it possible to export a 3D object made in Illustrator to Blender as a mesh? [closed]

I've got a logo I'm making in Blender and Illustrator. I am currently arranging the logo in Illustrator and then I save it as an SVG and import that to Blender where I extrude it. But the process of ...
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Path Constraint deforming Mesh

I just finished the walking cycle for a Horse inspired model and tried to apply the Follow Path Constraint which caused a weird behaviour: The armature follows the path but the mesh stays put, ...
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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 do I create a squeeze tube packaging?

I've just moved from Cinema4D to Blender and I would like to create a squeeze tube where it is rounded at the bottom and tapers into a thin ellipse at the top. In Cinema4D I used a loft nurb and a ...
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Extend Frames On Bezier Circle Path Animation

When putting an object to follow a path on a beizer circle. The frames it takes for a full 360 motion around the circle is 100 frames (from 1 frame to 101). I was wondering if I could extend the ...
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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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Blender won't let me set the path to Mcell or Python

I'm getting an error that there's a file/permissions error while setting the path to blender. I was able to download mcell as a gz file. But it wouldn't let me map it. I was also unable to gunzip the ...
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Custom Icons, script path register

I'm struggling with implementing a custom icons into script. As my level of Python is low, I did try others suggestions but without any luck. Addon never show up in Blender, but it's installed in ...
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Sub-frames and the File Output Node

I am trying to get the File Output Node of the compositor to create a new file with a different name (appending a number would be best) if one already exists. Controlling the name with some extra ...
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How do you make the camera point in the same direction throughout a animation?

I am trying to make a animation looking at a building facade. As the camera moves along the path it rotates or points the wrong way. How do I lock the view of the camera so that it continues to point ...
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Multiple objects with equal spacing on Follow Path constraint?

I want to place multiple objects with equal space on a circle to animate it later using the Follow Path constraint. Is there a easy way to achieve that? Thanks!
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My camera will not follow the object it is constrained to [duplicate]

I have a camera here that is constrained to look at an empty object. It is also following along a path. I have follow unchecked on the path but when the camera reaches a turn it flips on its side ...
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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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Maneuvering Camera along Path

I am trying to make the camera in Blender follow a direct path. I want it to rotate around a piece of text. I'm not really sure how to describe it, so bear with me: My text is in the center of the ...
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Objects follow each other on a curve path

Similar question but answer does not work. - Animating a series of objects along a path independently I am trying to make the human objects (which are seperate objects) all follow each other on a ...
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How to automatically/dynamically repel control points on a path/curve?

I am trying to generate a 3D path which will be then object-bevelled with a circle. The aim is to make some sort of spaguetti. The problem I face is that once I extrude my circle along the path, (as ...
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local vs remote image file path

I'm trying to upload my .blend file onto a render farm for rendering. The images referenced by the image nodes are on the remote server, however they have a different path structure than I have on my ...
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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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Does Blender create large cached files on Mac computers?

I am still new to Blender (less than 1 year), and have read this post indicating that Blender sometimes creates large cache files. The user - and thread - are regarding the use of Blender on a non-...

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