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Creating Curves at the Joints of Objects

It is necessary to create a weld for the tank, for this I needed to create curves in the joint area using Python, then put welds in the curve. I know how to create curves manually, but there are 990 ...
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Sample a grid of points on a selected surface?

I have a cad data imported in blender that includes a surface. My goal ultimately is getting a grid of points on a selected part of this surface, that is an array of 3d coordinates of those points. So ...
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Make helix bent into a circle have same thickness everywhere

Here is the ring I made. I bent (simple deform modifier) a helix by 360 degrees. The helix works right and is the same thickness everywhere, but this is not also true for the bent ring. I tried to use ...
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How can I get all points from beziers with modifiers without apply

I'd like to extract all spline points (no need extrapolations) from a spline. This spline has an array modifier. I extract the spline points. Example: the OBJ1 is a spline curve with 3 spline points ...
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MovieClipEditor : Exporting Coordinates of MaskLayer Spline which has a TrackMarker as parent

In the MovieClipEditor, exporting the coordinates (ControlPoints and Handles) of a MaskLayer Spline, assigning a MarkerTrack as a parent does not affect the coordinates. That is, even though the ...
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Using the Draw tool with Screw modifier ISSUE [closed]

So I'm following Jamas tutorial on using the SCREW modifier with the draw tool, and It happens that at some point it goes bonkers. so if I'm drawing a line in edit mode close to the spline I already ...
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3ds max: Copy, Instance, Reference - a similar function in the blender. An example of the 3ds max, is in the description

I have a question that I can't find an answer to anywhere. More precisely, I do not know how to ask such a question correctly in order to find an answer to it. I am interested in whether there is ...
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cover object in beaded strings?

I am trying to create an object covered in stringed beads, similar to mardi gras beads but I'm having some problems, First, I start with a cube with the default bounce spline applied, now add UV ...
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Create edges between objects' nearest points with Animation Nodes

I'm able to create edges between vectors in a random point cloud (the cubes), and the points on a spline. But the connections are not optimal - I assume they're matched up by index - and thus overlap ...
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3ds max user want to find Refine and Connect tool in blender

Hi I'm a fellow user of spline modeling and I cant find the "refine and connect" from 3ds max in blender this option just create a line/segment between two points/vertices of a curve/spline ...
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How to animate splines using animation node

How to animate linear spline (Outline) on a text like its been drawn from start to end of the word using animation nodes,
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What is the 4th coordinate of spline points?

When trying to set the .co property of a curve's SplinePoints I noticed that it has 4 coordinates, x, y, z and an unknown ...
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Fill Spline based curves efficently

As you can see on the image below, I got a lot of vertices after converting the splines to a mesh. The splines a drawn manualy from an old map. I already started with the filling process. Selecting ...
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Instance Objects on a Line Mesh or Spline

I want to create an antennae for a wasp that I could move around easily for animation. I want to use cone objects that are instanced on a line and are oriented to the next point. I thought about using ...
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Animation Nodes: How to create splines between a particle system and an object based on distance?

I would first like to mention that I am a beginner to Blender and Animation Nodes. I am trying to create an animation where an icosphere orbits above a plane that emits particles, and if the particles ...
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Help animating objects with different paths that merge

I need help animating 2 objects following 2 different paths, At some point i need them to ''merge'' together and continue. I did this with two different splines and the constraint ''clamp to'' the ...
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Fill extruded spline

I would like to fill this extruded spline. In 3ds Max you extrude the splines and it automatically adds a cap. I would like to reproduce this in Blender. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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how to replicate spline and randomize bevel

I would like to randomize bevel size of the replicated spline. It look like Curve Object Output - Bevel Depth - doesn't work with list of numbers. Is there any other options? Thanks
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Animation nodes - Replicate splines - random bevel size

Id like to build set of spline with applied vector noise to simulate lightnings. I have followed Chris.P. tutorial and its done. But I have two problems. How can I set different Bevel Depth on each ...
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Animation node - How to change the shading (smooth or flat) of a series of splines?

I managed to create an animation with concentric circles in animation nodes, made from points in a circle that I duplicated inside an object output. I want to change the shading of the splines (...
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how to find close points between two values in animation nodes

I'm trying to make some splines and I found "find close points" node but the problem is it has just one value : max distance , but how can I make edges between two values min and max? or ...
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Getting 90 degrees out of a bezier path

So trying to create this wire and I can't seem to find the solution for how to keep the end from collapsing, or pinching, on itself when making a turn like this. Tried adding more points but that ...
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Drawing/editing spline shapes. How?

I have been using 3DS Max for years in my profession as an exhibition designer, I use extruding spline shapes quite often. A simple example would be drawing a rectangle to the size I need and extrude ...
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(Animation Nodes) How do I get an object to follow a spline without rotating along it?

Fairly simple question but I'm new to animation nodes and don't know how to do this. I want an object to follow a spline using the Follow Spline Action, but maintain its rotation. Basically like ...
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how to copy an animation from one mask to another mask

I Have an animated mask. I can copy the splines to create a new second mask of it very easily, but the animation does not appear on the dopesheet of the second mask. Is there a way to copy this ...
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Defining locked start and end points on turbulent splines in Animation Nodes

I'm attempting to make an animated "sound wave" effect using AN. So far I have the bouncing spline looking the way I want it -- How do you define specific points along the spline to NOT ...
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For loop splines amplified ! , why? How can I stop it?

I am creating a for loop to connect pairs of objects by a Splines To understand better image atoms in a molecule. It seems that every time I create a new spline is in someway taking in consideration ...
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Ice-Rock Spell Animation Nodes

I'm trying to get effect below in Animation Nodes. The effect seems simple enough, I just don't know how to set it up. Anyway thanks for looking.
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cut out a piece of the terrain

See image. I'm trying to cut out a small piece of the terrain to use for particle system (scatter trees, grass etc). I used the knife tool to draw the area (orange line). How can I then delete the ...
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Animation baking error

To showcase the problem the easiest way, this is what the issue looks like: https://youtu.be/esihE0ob7U8 As you can see, the track chain makes a momentary 'jump' when the baked animation is played ...
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Is there a faster process for converting splines into rigged meshes?

I wanted to have my character's arms be more akin to that of a cartoonish noodle, so I decided that the best way to accomplish this would be to create a Bezier curve, create a mesh out of that curve ...
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Problem with imported SVG - cannot convert curves to mesh properly

I imported an SVG caption from CorelDRAW and all letters are fine and get converted nicely to mesh, except the first one - "S". When I convert it to mesh it disappears. Also, it's the only ...
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How to create a progressive coil spring in Blender 2.82?

I've been trying to create a coil spring with a progressive elongation of the spiral in the Z direction and so far have been coming up short. Seems like it's possible to scale the radius easily enough,...
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Object shadows having lines doubled

The shadows of the objects seems to be doubling up and even when moving the object around it flickers. Eevee Cycles
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Is it possible to combine spline IK for the body and regular IK for limbs?

I've got a centipede model with an IK rig. I would like the spine to move along the spline curve in the background, following its curvature, while still letting me pose the legs like normal to make ...
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Splines Animated by Sound - Animation Nodes

I've just made the change from Blender 2.79 to 2.81a. I've also updated my Animation Nodes to 2.1.4. Both are installed and working as expected except for the Sound Baking function in AN. Some ...
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It"s possible to morph a spline in multi-spline controling the delay on time?

moving in the same direction of this idea -Morphing Object-Distributions on multi-splines(Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve), i find the way to morph spline ...
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3d chess pieces from bezier curves

I am trying to make a chess set in Blender I have made chess pieces blueprints as 2d bezier curves in Adobe Illustrator. Now I would like to import them to Blender and then using Lathe-like operation ...
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Animation Nodes -> splines generated and how have a random material color for each spline?

following How to store particle locations in a list? you can trace particles to splines (list), but how can we have a random color in the material for each of the splines... they are all in one ...
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Procedural Wire Generator in Animation Nodes

I’d like to figure out the method to creating this procedural wire generator inside Animation Nodes 2.1 as depicted in this youtube video here: https://youtu.be/lsXb5ywrg_I The video gives little ...
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Custom squash and stretch without spline length ratio

When I add a hook, calc_length() is calculated without modifiers. I don't fully understand the purpose of calc_length() now, ...
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Extrude multiple Shapes along the same Curve

I wish to switch from C4D to Blender and I'm trying to replicate the same workflow I'm already used to before making the step. In this specific case, I need to extrude a number of different Shapes (...
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rig for hardsurface deformation

I'm trying to build a simple rig in order to deform a rectangular prism (simple mesh for the time being), but it needs to have its deformation locked to just one an axis. The resulting mesh should be ...
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How to scale along a spline Ik rig

I was curious if it was possible to scale this along the spline of a spline IK rig almost like it was growing along the spline. Below is how it scales now but I do not want it to look like this I ...
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Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve

I've been trying to recreate the effect from the Cinema 4D tutorial below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPv2HVvQfGo I'm stuck at 9:55 where he uses the inheritance effector to be able to morph ...
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Define UV coordinates for a curve

I have a file that define some curves and values from 0 to 1 for each point in the curve. I am trying to create a material which uses this values from 0 to 1 as the UV coordinates for a colormap ...
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How to change color along spline?

Would like this spline to have a repeating pattern of red, white and blue along the length. Right now I'm stuck with just one red, one blue and one white along the length.
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I have accidentally toggled something to show some weird dotted lines [duplicate]

I have just accidentally toggled on some weird dotted lines. Any idea how to turn these off. P.S. the model was imported from Fusion 360.
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Having trouble Parenting a Bezier curve

So I am working on a mesh of a character with a tail. I used a Bezier curve to IK that but I'm having trouble. Everything is fine until I try to parent the curve to the armature in some what either ...
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DWG/DFX plans snapping and modeling

I have been using 3ds max as my main program for archviz. Due to a change in workplace I no longer have access to a licence and have been looking for a free alternative and found blender. My usual ...