Questions tagged [animation-nodes]

An add-on that provides a node based visual scripting system designed for motion graphics in Blender. This tag should be used when asking about how to use the add-on and not when asking about animating nodes in general.

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how to follow a list of splines one after another

i try to follow a list of splines with a "emitter mover" - one after another. I did this with animation nodes (image below) result: the first spline works well and moves along the first ...
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why doesn't my emitter emit particles anymore normally?

I want to move my emitter but when i plug in my nodes as in the picture below, the emitter emits just for a frame or so, not the whole frames. What am i doing wrong?
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Dust vortex under helicopter

I have a helicopter model and I have it flying above a desert. It is stationary but with the blades moving over a desert with an ocean mod. How do I create a realistic dust and wind vortex on the ...
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animation nodes with follow path object contraint not possible?

Is there a restriction with animation nodes and follow path constraints? I have made a sphere which distance to the single plane controls the angles of the underlying plane grid. Works great. If i ...
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Get list from Animation Nodes using console

Is it possible to get the outputs of a node from the Blender console? For example, I can acces to this expression from Animation Nodes in the Blender console: ...
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Execute Node Tree from a bpy script outside animation nodes

I want to iterate the Animation Nodes Node Trees in my current scene, and for each Node Tree, I want to execute it as if by clicking the Execute Node Tree button. When I click the button manually, I ...
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Animation nodes - error

I got this error in animation nodes, when i try to sort the ids. my node tree: What am i doing wrong?
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How to set and change a Grease Pencil object's material in Animation Nodes

I have a question about the material of a grease pencil. How do I set different materials for the Grease Pencil objects duplicated in AnimationNodes? Like motion graphics, I want to duplicate a grease ...
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Create a loop of falling objects

I'm trying to create a scene with marbles falling down on a plane, I want to loop this like a long gif to where it seams like infinite marbles falling. The problem I am having in getting it to loop ...
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Count up to X value when a different value equals 1? Animation Nodes

I have a MIDI node (on the latest version of Animation Nodes) that is spitting out values between 0 and 1 shown here. When this value equals 1, I want another node to count up to 30 each time it ...
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Animation Nodes viewshed or visibility

Is there a way of using Animation nodes to get the visibility from the camera of objects? Not the fustrum, that works great, but what in landscapes is called the viewshed. Wich objects are visible ...
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convert animation nodes data to editable objects?

How to to convert animation nodes result into an object? For example, I have a project in which I use animation nodes to get final result, but the baked result is only in my computer. When i try to to ...
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Animation Nodes : offset each letter rotation depending of their global position

i'm using an effector to animate te rotation of each letter of a word. It works fine; but I would like to tweak it a little : I want to rotation of each letter to be negative if the original letter X ...
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Combine two animation nodes blocks

I'm playing with Animation Nodes and managed to do what I wanted : reveal letters one by one by moving an empty ("reveal") wiggle letters independently ("rotationWiggle") Now I ...
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How to rename instanced objects in animation nodes?

I am using the 2.1.8 Animation Nodes + Extra Nodes build from https://blender.community/c/graphicall/ in Blender 2.90.1. I am using this build specifically because the Materials nodes are different ...
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Instantiating different number of objects per spline

I have a spline object that is made up of 3 splines and I want to instantiate an object using the "Evaluate Spline" node along each spline in the list, but I need to feed in the number of ...
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Blender 2.9 Crashing upon Render using Animation Nodes. Image and Animation

Blender 2.9 Crashing upon Render using Animation Nodes. Image and Animation I am using an RTX 2070 so I don't think it's my GPU and I should have plenty of memory. It is the first time trying to ...
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Animation nodes LOD for Hair particle system

Using Animation nodes answer here: LOD in particle systems , I was trying to make the LOD for a hair system (grass, woods etc..). I want to integrate LOD with the scatter addon of the market. When I ...
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Is there a way to replace a spline tracer trail with a collection with animation nodes?

I have a spline tracer node setup and I want to know if it is possible to replace the spline tracer lines with a collection of meshes Here is my current node setup Here is the collection of meshes I ...
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Animation nodes nested loops

I would like to replicate the following python code in animation nodes: a = [1,2,3] c = [] for i in a: for k in a: c.append(i*k) print(c) The output ...
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instance objects according to list of discrete times (via csv, json, etc) in animation nodes (or just with python)

I've got some text I want to output to the screen according to a list of times, x & y coordinates. Preferably within Animation Nodes (with or without python scripting), but without Animation ...
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Animation Nodes - How to access individual items within instanced collections?

I have a spline with an empty following along it using a Follow Spline Action node. Then I have a mesh object with a Curve Deform modifier binding it to the spline and a Copy Location constraint to ...
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animation nodes - point distance fallof - not able to keyframe falloff

I tried to set a keyframe to the falloff width of a point distance falloff node. It turns yellow which normally indicates that the keyframe is ok. (or not?) If i then set the keyframe on another frame ...
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Instance action with Animation Nodes

I wish to create randomize action for a walking crowd and even more to learn how to do it with Animation Nodes . I have some issues to clarify but to start with I cannot instance the character ...
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Group splines by height using animation nodes

I have a list of splines coming from an object, I want to group them by their height. An example would be: ...
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Animation Nodes: How to Distribute a Loop on a grid?

I created 2 procedural spiral splines(each in the gray frame), one has a smaller radius than the other. I looped each spline So I Imitate the fibers going on a Knot. Then added a curve modifier so I ...
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Importing Time & Space Data for Kinetic Type/text in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to create some kinetic typography in blender from an imported csv file (or multiple files if that's easier). For each word that is to appear on screen I want to be able to control where it ...
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Seamless Noise Loop

I´m trying to seamlessly loop the Vector Noise Node in Animation Nodes to displace the vertices of an object. I was able to somewhat loop the time that is used for offsetting the noise. My biggest ...
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Using Animation Node to get modified mesh

I'm currently using Animation Nodes to check a mesh and see if any vertices lie within that mesh. This all works well. However if I am doing an animation and modify an object using armatures only the ...
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Using the Object Attribute Output node to drive the Orthographic Scale of the camera

I´m trying to animate the orthographic scale of the camera with Animation Nodes so that I can procedually change the value and don`t have to rely on keyframing it. Using the Object Attribute Output ...
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Help solve the age related particle crowd “particles age”, or with trigger collision

the problem is: particles move along a curve, using animated form with Character-1 (several cycles of run animation, tied to particle age, so the crowd doesn’t run in sync + at the end, death ...
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Follow objects as if there was a magnetic field using animation Nodes

Using animation nodes how can I make an object keep following and other object with some delay, a behavior very similar to the one you can see in most paint tools for stabilizing strokes, here is an ...
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Animation nodes: bake Cycles Material Output to keyframes - possible?

In an older Question I found an answer, what is possible to bake with AN. One in the list was: Cycles Matrial Output (2 Years ago) Link: Animation nodes bake to keyframes not working with polygon ...
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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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Object Instancer Animation Node - How do I duplicate the scaled object not its native size?

Newbie question, but it's properly frustrating me! I add a cube and adjust its Z scale to say 0.5 to make it rectangular I add an Object Instancer node and select the cube object If I click none of ...
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Is there a way to apply a boolean modifier to a metaball?

Is this possible with Animation Nodes? If not, how do you convert a metaball to a mesh that can then have modifiers applied, and by extension can you do this simultaneously for multiple frames of an ...
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3 problems achieving a 10:00 minute countdown clock animation. (non-repeating seconds, changing 100 units to units of 60, minutes not following math)

I'm working on creating a COUNTDOWN ANIMATION of ten minutes 10:00 to 0:00 using the Animation Nodes Add On. I can't find as yet a way to repeat the seconds portion so every 60 seconds so it recycles ...
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Bend curve (With Animation Nodes)

Is it possible to bend an existing curve with animation nodes? I have created curves within animation nodes which are easily adjustable ofcourse. But I now also have to work with existing curves. In ...
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“Animated vector” multiple object moves from CSV with animation nodes

Newby question for the Anination Nodes experts if I may... Trying to visualise time-sequence data for a series of objects that move in X & Y. I have used some of the great answers here to get ...
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Transforming collections with animation nodes

Hello everyone and happy holidays! So I really would love to parent a collection to an empty since instancing can be so messy but what I had not considered is ... perhaps using animation nodes to ...
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Replicate Curve Constraint on mesh objects that are following multiple paths using animation nodes

I am working in Animation Nodes. I have created a randomly curved "wiggly" Path across a surface. I have made a long thin Mesh object that follows the Path using a Curve Modifier, this ...
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Euler list output in steps (Animation nodes)

I try to create an euler list that adds a rotation every so many times. In this case adding 72 degrees every 3 times. I would be thankful if someone could help me.
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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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Metaball wiggle with position fixed

I am quite new to Blender. I design an object with multiple metaballs and tried to animate it by using Animation Nodes. I want to animate like my designed metaball is asseebled after wiggling around. ...
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AN: scale a grid in world axis without scaling objects

I did a grid of spheres with distribute matrix and add it a rotation. Next I want to scale the grid in the Z axis of the world (not the height of the grid). But I don't want to scale de spheres with ...
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Animation Nodes Combining lists generated after several loop iterations

I am iterating over a number of objects in a loop using animation nodes. Each iteration of the loop generates a list. How do I combine those lists into 1 final list of the same dimension. Each list is ...
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Compositing/Scripting: Disabling outputs based on time?

The ability to mute nodes is extremely useful, but there doesn't seem to be a way to animate it or automate it in any way from what I can tell. Am I missing something or is there actually a way to ...
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3d spiral with animation nodes

I am very new to blender and the concept of noding but already excited about it. I am trying to create a Fermat's spiral as part of this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pigRs8uIiI (minute 1:...
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Animation nodes effects are not appearing in final render

In blender 2.8, I made a curve path on XY plane and animated it to rotate along Z-axis and using animation nodes I made a text object which shows the live angle as the curve rotates. It works in the ...
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Animation Nodes - initial values

I am trying to create an animation nodes project where an empty will be used as an interactive controller for another object. I need to give the empty an initial position away from the origin as the ...

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