Create a Tron-inspired light cycle effect in Blender

Open start.blend from this Q&A’s project files. Select View > Top, then select Add > Curve > Path. Press [Alt]+[G] and select Clear location. Select the Ipo Curve Editor; switch IPO type from Object to Path, then press [Delete] and choose Erase selected to remove the default animation curve. Return to 3D View and press [Tab] for Edit Mode.

Edit the Path until you like the shape by pushing points around, extruding or subdividing. The arrows on the Path indicate its direction. Select the first Point on the Path; press [Shift]+[S] and choose Cursor -> Selection, then press [Tab]. In the Editing Context of the Buttons Window, select Curve and Surface tab > Center Cursor. Return to the 3D View.

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