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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Move object in direction it's facing in

Is there any way to change an object that is moving forward change its rotation and continue to move in the direction it is facing in, as if it was moved according to local coordinates? like a vehicle ...
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How can I offset the time inside a loop

i´m relatively new to working with Animation Nodes in Blender and coding in general. I am trying to achieve something propably very easy but after a lot of trial and error and googling i didnt manage ...
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Sort list node is missing in Animation Nodes 2.1.7?

I've been trying the expression node with x.sort(key = lambda o: o.name), but it gives no result. How can I sort objects by name in this situation?
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How to animate vertex colors using animation nodes

How can animation nodes drive vertex colors on an object? Details I have a time varying dataset the defines the color for each vertex in a model. I'd like to use animation nodes to drive the colors of ...
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At the end of a particle life cycle, emit two particles in oposite directions

i'm new here. I'd like to demonstrate radioactive decay,- ie a particle flies for a certain distance, and then decays into two objects that fly away from each other in random, opposite directions. ...
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Identify Vertices intersecting with Bounding Box using Animation Nodes

Within Animation Nodes I have (a) the bounding box of an object I modeled and (b) random vertices from the "Random Vector" node. The random vertices appear inside and outside of the bounding ...
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Animation node Moebius ring transposed into nodes

I'd like to learn better the use of math formulas in animation nodes. I'm very bad in maths but i would like to define a node set to make a parametric moebius ring i've found https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Animation Nodes - Is it possible to add a texture image to a “target” Mesh Object Output node in Animation Nodes?

I'm trying to add a texture image to a "target" Mesh Object Output node and have the texture follow and warp with it when I change the compose matrix. Is this possible? I'm using Blender 2....
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How to rotate an elliptical orbit using Animation nodes?

I have some objects in the same vertice locations of a circle, but this circle should be an ellipse and rotate its orbit, I tried to use a lattice and it worked for the circle, but then the objects ...
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Looping over an objects indices while performing an operation / calculation using Animation Nodes - attached blend file

I'm having trouble looping over an objects (the cylinder) polygon indices while performing an operation / calculation on them. I created an animation in Octave, (and the calculations are correct I've ...
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Control factor mixing vectors (Animation nodes)

I want to add some random location to a circualar array in animation nodes. The goal is to keep the cubes in the circle. But I don't know how to control the factor like when using a mix shader in ...
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Arrange the items in a collection randomly on a curve with good orientation in animation node

I've been trying to arrange the items in a collection randomly on a curve and I am blocked. I would like to dispatch multiples object to create diversity. This is my differents test. Blue : Dispatch ...
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Audio to affect Material noise / texture values

I am attempting to make a procedural material and have audio files affect different elements of the material. Examples.. I would like to have audio.01 to animate the scale of a noise texture node. ...
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No option to create Animation Node editor

In Blender versions 2.82a/2.83/2.90 I do not have option to create Animation Node Editor, all other 8 general editors (3D Viewport to Movie Clip) are listed (as well as usual Animation, Scripting and ...
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Random around empy (animation nodes)

The following images show what I want to achieve with animation nodes. So far I came up with this, but I have no idea how to combine them or if I'm on the right track: Random transform & ...
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Animation node - circle generator inside loop

Anyone know why these shapes all have the same diameter - I was expecting them to get bigger for each iteration...
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Rotate parent selection with animation nodes

I've a question with regards to animation nodes. I've created an array of 36 triangles. With animation I've created two animations. One rotates each triangle over its Y-axes with a delayed falloff. ...
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Animation nodes performance

I've been messing around with animation nodes to influence materials in an array of 1500 cubes, creating a simple motion graphic from a simple node tree. I've attached the blend file for reference. ...
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How to model Static and moving parts on a animated skeleton Frame?

Working on an Animation for a robot to interact with the world, however I can figure out how to rig the arms to have 2 joints, a static joint with a moving arm, how can I complete this so the arms are ...
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Run Python Operators in Animation Node - UV Unwrap through Python

I am relatively new to Python. I am trying to create a simple script inside of the animation node (by: Jacques Lucke). My train of thought for this script is that it will get the selected object in ...
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Is it possible to get data of curve modified or wrap modified curve

I've tried to loft between curves and it's works but without modifier data. Example: one curve has curve modifier, other no one. Loft gives plane between "unmodified" control points.
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Get videostream in animation node

i try to get a videostream in blender and output the data as a numpy array in animation node. The following aproach works but way to slow because the invoke subprogram node take the whole script into ...
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in what ways can you use animation nodes shortpath

im using animation nodes to make my character look like her covered in wires. can i morph the shortpath. and does it only work when it shows it being shortpathed in the animations. or can you use it ...
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How to make a circle slowly appear in the shape of a circle in a clockwise direction?

I am making a doctor strange portal in blender 2.82, I want the portal to slowly animate in, in the shape of a circle, such that the portal appears slowly in a clockwise direction, just the way Dr ...
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Animation Nodes for sliding products onto shelf (2.82)

I'm trying to get to grips with animation nodes for animating a bunch of products on a shelf. I'd like them to slide in from the side based on the distance from a null object (the "effector"). To get ...
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How to output numpy array from the animation script node

is there a way to output a numpy array from script node in ? Or do i have to make my own output class types in the socket folder of this addon ?
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How can i make Ken Burns effect with animation nodes?

I have a camera and an image in the scene. I would like to achieve random Ken Burns effect on the image with animation node with the constraint that the image will always stay inside the frame never ...
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How can i loop animate a set of images in animation node?

I have a set of images to make a slideshow. I want to use animation node addon to animate the images. All the images will have the same animation but will stay in front of the camera with different ...
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Animation Nodes not rendering movement created by keyframes

In Animation Nodes I have "Object Transform output" "location Z" animated by nodes, but i'd like to animate X and Y myself using standard keyframes. In viewport my animation is ok, but in rendering ...
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Object Matrix Output, animation nodes problem

I have some problems with my animation nodes, when I node from object instancer to object matrix output, the cube transformed back to the default, it doesn't transform like the cube a make, hope ...
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Using Plane as Object transform “final” output

I have simple scene with wiggle falloff of some cubes. I would like them to move, but i'd like to place this cube "matrix" on the plane, and have movement taking into account bending of this plane. ...
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Animation nodes execute on a condition

I am trying to make animation node run on a specific frame. I compare the time info with the frame i want the node to execute on, and if they are equal, they return true. But I do not understand how ...
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Why can't I see matrices when using the Animation Nodes 3D Viewer?

I am unable to see matrices when I use the 3D Viewer.
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Objects from collection falloff

I'd like to use falloff for every object, using any kind of falloffs, but my objects are not generated by matrix, but are taken from collection. The problem is whenever i start to change vector values,...
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How to use AN struct from a script node? (Animation Nodes)

I have a Dictionary that is created by a script running in a subprogram node. I want to output the dict from the node, but it seems Animation Nodes doesn't support regular python dictionaries. ...
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Getting the real locations of curve point of animated curves with Animation Nodes?

I can get the actual points or parametric points of a curve using spline info and the spline evaluate nodes however none of these gives me the real point locations of a curve if the curve is animated ...
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Animation nodes: custom falloff shape?

Is there a way to make your own custom falloff in animation nodes besides the default sphere or directional falloff?
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How to Properly Unwrap Metaball, Metaball animation

I have a Metaball animation running with animation node. I want to project the UVs from the surrounding sphere to the metaballs so I can have the textures applied without artifacts (you can se in the ...
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Timewarp/displacement morphing effect - animation nodes/shape keys

I'm interested in trying a "timewarping" displacement effect that morphs between multiple meshes with falloff. I know exactly how I'd do it in After Effects with 2D footage, where you have built in ...
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Rope Empty Collection Vector Wiggle

I did this tutorial https://youtu.be/BziV080OFHQ I'm having difficulty figuring out how to apply an animated vector wiggle to the empty collection. Any ideas? Here's the blend file pasteall
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Animations nodes not rendering Loft mesh in render

Hi I have created an animated wave in Blender using the lofting nodes in AN. Yay! It looks great in the view port but when it comes to rendering the animation I cant see the mesh update in the ...
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Instance Animation Nodes“ Group” with Python

For a Text(typewriter)animation , which needs to be displayed at exact frames (inorder to match the voice narration),the below "typewritertext" node group was created.This group needs to be triggered ...
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Animation Nodes Appending

After appending Animation Nodes tree and selecting object in the new scene by eyedropper, AN doesn't work. Even Viewer on Time Info is freezed. How can I Append or use Nodes in another scenes?
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Animation object jam on the rendered video

I have a problem rendering a video when animation nodes are used to animate gears. In the viewport, the entire animation works correctly without hitches, but after rendering, effect is like the gears ...
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Animation nodes isn't updating during rendering

In animation nodes when i scrub through or play through the viewport it works and updates as it should, but when i try to render it it doesn't update, what's happening? here's my .blend file https://...
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Matrix won't stay on my plane

Hi i need help on making these cubes stay on my plane, the location part is easy to do, but the rotation only rotates on it's bounds, not the group's bounds any way i can fix this?
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I need help on matrix not rotating

I'm using an effect like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TVGnTiYhwQ However when i try to rotate it and parent it, it doesn't want to keep formation with the plane, i think it's rotating on ...
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trouble using keyframes to animate a float value (in animation nodes)

Am learning animation nodes. Within animation nodes, I would like to use keyframes to animate the value of a float number, but the keyframes are not having any effect. To try this I right click on ...
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Trying to find a way to make a true pixel screen

Using UVs to animate the shapes on the screen would be hard and tedious so i want to use geometry to impact which dots light up the compositor won't really help as it pixelates where the camera is ...
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How can I merge objects in Sverchok and Animation Nodes?

I would like to know how I can merge objects into single object in Sverchok and Animation Nodes. I do not want to merge them physically with Ctrl-J, I just want the merging to be dyanmic if you will. ...

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