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An add-on that provides a node based visual scripting system designed for motion graphics in Blender.

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Make particles start their animations when they're emitted using Animation Nodes?

I've asked at least a dozen questions on this same problem I've had, and pretty much managed to filter out every singe idea to solve it, now I'm 100% certain AN is the only option. As I've already ...
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I'm having problem enabling Animation Nodes in blender 2.82

I dont know what to do. Im pretty sure you will get the idea what is wrong by seeing this picture. I'm new doing animation in blender so any help will be apprreciated...
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Animation nodes´ path animated camera is not smooth

I got an animation node script from this question (Is there a way to animate a camera along a curve at specific speed?) and the node tree looks like this: The setup works well (thanks for ...
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Is there literally NO way to start a particle animation when the particle is emitted?

I've been battling the particle system for over a week now without any success. A little context to what my issue is: I'm using an instantiated collection(!) with 4 meshes in it as particles, each of ...
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Start a particle’s animation when it’s in a certain location with animation nodes?

That title is quite the mouthful, so I’ll try to explain my issue as best I can, which I had for like 5 days now and simply can’t find any solution to. Context: I have a plain that is subdivided a ...
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Can't find the “Reassign loop parameter” node in animation nodes addon

I'm using blender-2.81a with the animation nodes add-on (V2.1.6) . The animation nodes documentation says that in order to change loop values while iterating I need to use the Reassignment Operator ...
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How to create anime splatters and animate them?

Is it possible to create anime/cartoony splatters with noise node? If so, how is it done? I am not satisfied with this splatter in video below. It looks stilted. I wonder how to create better ...
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How can avoid spheres interesecting?

I have an animation of objects running along a spline and they vary their scale following a sine pattern. The thing is that the spheres sometimes overlap. I have made a loop which contains another ...
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Animation Nodes, animating multiple path/spline objects

I am learning to motion graphic a logo. My set up is simple, imported logo as an svg and I have the collection of path shapes for each letter. I already created instanced, animated, heart shapes in ...
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“Dll load failed” error when trying to install Animation Nodes in 2.81b and 2.8

Not a top notch programmer here, just an artist. Recently tried using AN with 2.8 and 2.81b but have been getting this error (Image Attached). Too much to type and I'm not sure exactly what's wrong. ...
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The Grid Mesh Generator has changed its outputs, how do I turn its mesh output to vertices and indices?

I'm just trying to follow this tutorial but when I try doing the same in my computer, the output of the Grid Mesh is different: Am I missing something here?
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How does the Action Wiggle Node works in animation nodes?

I haven´t been able to make work the Action Wiggle node in AN 2.1.5. Can someone please provide a working example on how to make this node work?
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Blender - how to automatically stop render (last frame) when sound file ends (video sequencer)

I have an audio playing in Blender's video sequencer: How can I automatically have the render output stop when the audio has reached the end? Currently, I have to input my start and end frame ...
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Outputting python script / Subprogram node variables in animation nodes to text objects

I have variables from a python script that I would like to output to text objects. See image below I'm trying to get all the w1,w2,w3... variables to also be scene as text objects in the scene how can ...
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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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how to create splines streamlines

I am a beginner in Blender and in Animation nodes. Is it possible to somehow achieve simulation of streamlines just like on CFD simulations, but only with splines in Animation nodes? That is, splines ...
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Orient animated camera horizon to object Y axis

I have Empty in scene center and camera as a child to this empty. Camera always look in center of scene and 2m far from this center. In center i have long Y side object. I "tilt" camera by adjusting ...
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Trouble with animation nodes and objects appearing to be linked when they're not

I have this animation of some gears turning. It looks fine in the viewport, everything moves correctly, but when I render the animation the gears aren't turning or they're glitching. I tried to solve ...
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How to interpolate Wiggle Falloff (or maybe Noise Falloff) to 1 and 0 for each instances?

... something similar is done by "Index Mask Falloff", but it can only be animated via seed and animation is not smoothly animated unlike him "Wiggle Falloff" can be smoothly animated
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Broken and/or missing animation nodes?

I'm just now discovering blender and getting into animation nodes and they are awesome so far! Very complex and I'm still wrapping my head around it all. I'm following along with some tutorials (Shout ...
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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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looping through splines of a bezier circle, can only find 1 spline not 4

I'm trying to port differential line growth to blender animation nodes following this example https://vimeo.com/169438763 . I was suggested to work with splines in blender as it would be a lot simpler ...
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How to get instanced object from particle system at location?

I need to check which object is instanced at a certain location. The particle system spawns a collection of objects either as is or with the “Use Count” feature. At the moment I found a way to get ...
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Loking for animation rotation keys data in Blender parsed file

I'm writing a c++ code that parses blender file. It 's quite clear with static graphical data (vertices, indices) and armature bones noding, but I have problems with finding a structure that contains ...
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Random scale and rotation for each particle on all axis separetly (Animation Nodes)

I'm looking for a way to randomize particles (objects) on all axis separetly, so I would get different shapes of them (not overall size). Just to give them a range for a random scale or rotation like ...
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adding vertex between two vertices using animation nodes

i'm working on differential line growth, which requires me to resample my shape each time the distance between two vertices becomes too big. Yet I can't seem to find anything concerning this online. ...
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random placement avoiding intersection - “push apart effector” in blender

"Push apart effector" is a mograph tool in C4D that prevents object intersecting each other. (similar like a rigid body without rigid body) In C4D, there are different modes to prevent intersection, ...
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Save ID Keys Animation Nodes

Does anyone know if you can save id keys in animation nodes? Every time I open my project it resets them and I have to redo it. I'm sorting ID's based on the distance to my selected object. Every ...
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rotate object list (with different origins) around a single pivot Animation Nodes

i'm learning about Animation Nodes and i dont know a lot of things haha I want to rotate some objects around a pivot point But i don't know how to do That! Hmmm all is this: i've put a random text ...
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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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Animation nodes - How to make an object face camera yet let the object rotate around its normal?

Imagine an object, for example a Cube. Now Imagine the Camera. Imagine that, whatever the position of the camera is, you always want (a certain face of) the Cube to face the camera. This means that ...
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Installing animation-nodes addon on blender 2.81

I've been trying to install and activate animation-nodes... to no avail. Thus far its the only addon I've run into so much trouble with. I've tried uninstalling blender 2.81, deleting any remnant ...
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Animation Nodes add-on does not appear after installation

So, I was going to make a clock timer animation where a text object will count up over time. I was planning on achieving this by using the "animation nodes" addon but every time I try to import the ...
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Set particle emission number

I have a empty with a cube shape. Inside that I generate points. Then I have a torus, if a point is inside the torus then I render it as a particle, if it is outside the torus then I ignore it. At ...
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Convert face normal vector to curve tilt float

is there a way to convert a face normal to a tilt float for a curve handle to align a curve to face with animation node. Thanks for help.
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Baking and / or Key-framing Bezier Curves Animation created with Animation Nodes

How can I bake and / or Key-frame Bezier Curve animations created with Animation Nodes. My goal is to export an animated key-framed object out created with Animation Nodes using Verge3D to have the ...
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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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Rotate Torus Along Minor Axis (Animation Nodes)

I’d like to find out how to rotate a torus along its minor axis using Animation Nodes, as if it’s spinning in on itself. Trying to use the local coordinates of the ‘Offset Polygons’ mesh node doesn’...
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Convert old AnimationNodes to Current - a flying away movement - what is the “Objects from Group” replacement

How to convert this animation to current 2.8x animation nodes ? A simple flying with slight rotation, controlled by the empty locaion.... I can't find a kind of "Objects from Collection" node
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Decimate f-curves using python

In blender 2.82 I want to decimate all the f-curves in active action, how can I override the context to make the script work with Animation Nodes Script Node? ...
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what is the difference between animation nodes and audio nodes

I just today found out about animation nodes, which is awesome, but there are some links for audionodes, I don't know whether they are both the same or different.
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How to animate plane to sound falloff in animation nodes 2.1 (Blender 2.8)?

For Blender 2.8, i tried to recreate the sound falloff on a plane from the Animation nodes 2.0 Documentation: So far i came up with this, but it does not work, i can not figure out why: Can someone ...
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Get UV color with animation nodes

In animation nodes, there is a Load UVs option: How can I access those UV's. And is there a way to check what the texture color is for a specific UV coordinate?
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Animation Nodes Error When Checking off Add-on

I have installed Animation Nodes from animation_nodes_v2_1_windows_py37.zip in Blender 2.80. Installation seemed fine. When I check off 'Node: Animaton Nodes' in the list off Add-ons, I get an error ...
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How to make voronoi move like living ants?

In Twitter link below, I saw this work by Joe Gatling a few days ago. His voronoi moves like live bugs. How do you create that in Blender? Moving ants with voronoi. Edit. I'm back. I've just ...
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Distributed objects python script

I'm trying to distribute objects along a curve as an add-on in a modal operator like in this link. I did it for a line an it works ok. The problem comes when I want to evaluate a curve with different ...
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Is LSystem broken?

I Have a very simple question. Is there a way to make LSystem on Animation Nodes to be shown on object mode? My system only is displayed and updates when I enter edit mode. Thanks!
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How can I animate text in Animation Nodes by Words?

Per character animation it´s really usefull, but for some mograph works is required to do animation per word. But I can´t find the way on how to do this with animation nodes right now.
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Animation Nodes 2.1.5 - How do I take a list of text strings and create text objects around a circle

(Solved) See last image. Have been trying Loops, Groups and Distribute Matrix but seem to be missing when to pass a list to something that will instantiate the objects. Tried using this setup as ...
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Why doesn't Animation Nodes' '3D Viewer' node display anything in the viewport when connected to a 'Distribute Matrices' node?

In Blender 2.81.16, AN 2.1.5 connecting a 3D Viewer to the Distribute Matrices does nothing - you would expect there to be 16 here... In the following animation from the Animation Nodes docs it looks ...

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