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What is the best way for me to change multiple paths or values on an object with multiple variables for each one?

I am trying to make an addon that will randomize path variables. The system I have works by adding and subtracting boxes that contain an input for a data path. It works fine except for one issue. ...
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Blender 2.8 Python , Bevel from shape not working

I am attempting to make cords using python in Blender 2.8 Currently, I have successfully made it work when using a normal bezier curve that I modify along with a circle I added. (see image below) My ...
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changing filepath and creating directory in python

filepath = bpy.data.filepath directory = os.path.dirname(filepath) path = directory + "/" + "BakedTextures_" + obj + "/" + obj + "_" + map + "Tex.png" Trying to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where is the bge module file located?

I want to access the bge module's code, but I cannot find it anywhere in the modules folder, or in any other folder from Blender. Where is it?
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Blender 3D - Movie Frames around an arc

I'd like to create an animation in which several movie segments are playing in separate plane objects that follow one another around an arc within the camera view. I can get a single movie playing on ...
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Cannot rotate a camera on a motion path that is targeted to an empty.

I am fairly new to Blender and have run into a problem I cannot seem to overcome. I have a camera on a horizontal, semi-circular motion path and it moves nicely around an object. The camera is ...
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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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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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Blender Source File Path

How can I define path of source files such as video, image, etc relative to blend file instead of absolute path in Windows? In blender, when I want to define path of source files I use their absolute ...
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Blender 2.81 crashes when trying to save a new file [closed]

I have an issue in Blender 2.81 in which it crashes whenever I try to open a file, save a new file, or try to edit the file paths in preferences, however, I can still drag and drop a file to open it ...
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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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How to properly make an object to follow a path?

a have a considerably simple path and an object to follow that path. Following the basic procedures: Create a path and object, Add Follow Path constraint to the object and select path to follow, ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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Relative image files not found. Background render. No error, just magenta textures

Another one of these problems... Renders fine on Windows desktop, but not on headless Linux box. Image files are in the same dir as the blend file, like on the desktop. Using relative paths. CLI ...
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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 do I get absolute path of a file? [duplicate]

I did the following to achieve an UI for taking in path file ...
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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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