Questions tagged [animation-nodes]

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

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Make End of Rotation the Beginning Rotation of New Animation in Animation Nodes

I would like to have an object animate between Start_1 and End_1. Every 50 frames the ending value is given a new random value, and the preceding end value becomes the new start value. In other words,...
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Animation Nodes - curve and objects

How can I distribute objects along a curve with animation nodes? AN 2.1 Blender 2.8 Thanks!
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performing boolean operations after each new instance of object with animation nodes [duplicate]

I am fairly new to both blender and animation nodes and I am struggling to perform a particular operation. In animation nodes I am using object instancer to create a bunch of partially overlapping ...
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Continuously Move Around Spline with Animation Nodes

With the Evaluate Spline mode, as you move the parameter towards 1, the object moves to the end of the spline. How could you make the Suzanne continuously move around the spline, such that once it ...
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how to make a field of shakiness

Is there a way to make a 3d space of shakiness( or any kind of effect), that if an object passed by it or stay in it can be affected and when the object goes away of it that effect ends? Thanks, guys ...
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Need this type of sine wave animation without the cuts as like it is a wire. How to make?

[Link for the video https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tTYkHJjxdJkd1SB3rI5Rcoxq1GttfyQU this is the link for the video that i have already made but it have cuts The answer you posted was similar to ...
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Easier way to convert text to mesh for keyframe baking with animation nodes

Below is the animation node set up for a timer that just alternates between 0s and 1s. I would like to bake keyframes for this animation so that I can render the entire animation on sheepit. But ...
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get loft mesh to update during curve animation

I have a small blend that has 3 curves that have shape keys and that are animated over 150 frames. I wanted to have a mesh spanning all three shape keys and use the curves to deform the mesh over time....
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Want to render animation nodes text animation on sheepit [duplicate]

I have a blender animation where I have used the trim text feature of the animation nodes add-on of blender. However, when I upload it to the render farm, those parts don't render out. I've been told, ...
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Use hairs' direction to set normal direction?

Is it possible to use the direction of hairs strands to set new custom normal directions using Animation Nodes?
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Compute the normal of a 2D spline using animation nodes

In this question I asked how to deform an object with an spline using animation nodes. The technique explained there the deformation considers all 3 dimensions tilting the output object, but what if I ...
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turn splines from 3d into 2d using animation nodes

I have a list of splines created using a loop, how can a I turn each one into a 2d spline using animation nodes? It is important to note I just have the spline there is no no spline object output.
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Output either 0 or 1 for every 24 frames using animation nodes

I want an output of 0 for the first 24 frames, 1 for the next 24 frames, 0 again for the next 24 frames and so on. That is, at frame one the output text is 0 and after 24 frames the output changes to ...
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get string from Text Object using Animation Nodes

Is it possible to pull in the actual string of text from a Text Object? It's easy to create a string of text in the nodes and send it out to a Text Object, or even to pull in text from an external ...
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Animation Nodes - How to Instance multiple objects/collection

I do have some meshes under a Collection and I would like to put them into an Object Instancer while maintaining the original positions (it's a cartoon tree). Can't find a way to do this. Thanks!
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Duplicating objects using Animation Nodes' 'Grid Mesh' node

I'm trying to create an image similar to this. I can create the sine wave using nodes but I can't get them to repeat. I was following the tutorial https://youtu.be/o3N8H8X-GJk My nodes are below and ...
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Blender 2.8 and Animation Nodes build from Chris Prenninger [duplicate]

As Blender 2.8 has a new build everyday, is the Animation Nodes build from Chris Prenninger (made on May 5) still valid? It does not work for me :(
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Converting equations to work with Blender and animation nodes

I have an equation that I'm trying to animate in Blender 2.79b The equation is. $$y=e^{{{\log \left(1-x^{{\it (S*T)}}\right)}\over{{\it (S*T)}}}}$$ Where: ...
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There is a way to instance two rigid body objects with hinge constraint between then using AN?

I want to make several instances (clones) of a simple rigid body setup: two rigid bodies linked with a hinge constraint. Each one of the instances need to bend by the hinge in its proper individual ...
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Circuit board (technical elements) with particles

So I was watching this video the other day: https://youtu.be/-pH48mSEH0M?t=243 and at one stage they show off how they made some of the technical elements of their VFX's. 3DS was being used for this, ...
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Animation Nodes with Serial Input

I am trying to use an Arduino as serial input to do some real-time visualization with animation nodes and Eevee, but I cannot figure out a way to make it work. Right now I am using a script ...
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List of parameter options in Animation Nodes

I see there are boolean nodes, but is there any way to create list of named options so that the a user can pick one and specific part of tree will be executed?
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Where has the “Show in Viewport” option in the 2.8 branch of Animation-Nodes gone?

I may be missing something, but the "Show in the Viewport" option that was available under "Advanced Node Setting" for an input data, is no longer there. Is there a way to get the data input interact ...
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Animation Nodes slow performance

I've just started playing with the add-on and created some simple tree to generate tiles but the it works very slow. Currently I have weak machine and the procedure may not be super optima but even ...
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Spline wrap animation

I want to create in blender an animation similar with this one: I am wondering how could I do and if it possible to interact with rigid body objects? Who can help me, please ... thank you!
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Matrix Math Example

I have other more general questions about matrices and how/why we use them in Blender / AN but first can anyone please explain why in the example the object doesn't seem to have been translated by 3? ...
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How to invert a value in animation nodes?

Do somone know how to realize that: I want to control the value on the light strength of my shader in the my node tree with the amplitude of a sound file. This works perfectly fine in the animation ...
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separate splines into multiple splines

From an spline I'm getting a bunch of evenly distributed points between the control points of that same spline using the evaluate spline node. Now I want to create new splines dividing the original ...
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Deform geometry along spline in Animation Nodes

Is it possible to deform an object along a spline in AN just as it can be done with the curve modifier? I'm trying to do so with the spline falloff node affecting the vertices of my mesh but I'm ...
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Shear matrix using vector

Why does the shear matrix example not use two matrix inputs as per several of the other example nodes in this matrix section? (for example rotation matrix and transform matrix) https://animation-...
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How Can I define rigid plane?

I want to pour cubes which are in the image. However when I animate blender p plane passing through to the cubes. How can I solve this problem? I just want to pour cubes and observe falling of cubes ...
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How can I find animation nodes in node editor?

I cant find Animation Node in Node Editor in Blender 2.79. I cant reach step which is in the image below. Can you help me?
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Animation Nodes Cycles Material Output error?

Target: Emissive Intensity increases as an empty comes closer, the object is a mesh that is being instanced on a grid ( following Zach Hixson's tutorial). I also have a Rotation transformation based ...
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Live Audio-reaction to external input in Animation nodes?

Is it possible to control animation nodes using live audio from external input such as soundcard? (eventually to be able even to perform live with blender)
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Animation Nodes: How to create a stagger-to effect for pre-existing objects (no instancing)?

I'm trying to create a stagger-to effect for pre-existing objects. I have five placeholder objects like so: But when I set up the animation nodes, all object transformations are reset to 0,0,0: The ...
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Ray cast doesn't validate hit in Animation Nodes

Here I have results from Intersection Line Plane (green dot) and Ray Cast (red dot). White dots represent a Line. I don't ...
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duplicate mesh error in blender animation nodes2.1

i tried to duplicate mesh using "transform mesh "node,but i faced a issue as the below: i don't know how to fix the issue?anyone has an idea,thank you!
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Smooth Realtime-Audio Reaction in Animation Nodes?

I am animating certain objects in a scene using audio in animation nodes. The current setup makes my models react in a very aggressive way to the audio. Is there a simple way to smooth the reaction ...
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Duplicate meta-Ball with Animation Nodes

I set my AN settings on a meta-ball to 20 instances to create something similar to a little brainy blob in motion. I'd like to duplicate it many times, like an array that includes the animation. Is ...
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How to avoid vertex sorting after using Offset Polygons in Animation Nodes?

AN v2.1 for Blender 2.79b When I link Polygons Offset node to transform input mesh, it overrides original vertex sorting (Wire view mesh with orange outline is ...
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how do i store a value when using animation nodes?

I am translating a list of objects but I only want the translation in the x,y,z plane to occur during frame one then after frame one the translation to happen only in the x,y plane. Any help is ...
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Animation Nodes: Copy a selection/group of objects

I have several objects in a group. The objects are related to each other via modifiers. The modifiers are stuff like text objects following curves via the Curve modifier. If I select all of them and ...
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Spiral unrolling/rolling animation in Animation Nodes?

I saw a topic on ordfoce.net on unrolling spirals and discrete paths as shown here: How can I replicate this in Animation Nodes?
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Does AN have wifi in out node as SV? [duplicate]

Can we use such function in AN?
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Ranining Cubes to form shape

This is the .blend file I'm working with I created this model with a processing sketch that translated colors into volumes. Now I'd like to have a rain of cubes, having the cubes to land in their ...
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Parent Grouped Objects in Animation Nodes

I have a simple scene featuring a cell-fractured Cube object with the following Animation Nodes setup, based on Jacques Lucke's tutorial here. I was wondering how ...
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How to import .py file from another directory in animationnodes2.1? [closed]

I am writing a custom node in animation nodes2.1,and i wanted to import .py file from another directory as a module,for example,i have two directories: ...
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How do you call “animation_play()” from AN?

When I run bpy.ops.screen.animation_play() directly from the script ("Run script" button), it plays the timeline and works fine. But if I try to run it from Animation Nodes, it gives me an error: "...
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Cycle through Materials with Animation Nodes

I have a project where I have an object (wristband) that has six different color options. I created one Cycles material for each option having six different materials. In order to save setup time of ...
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“TypeERROR” in animation nodes2.1

I tried to write a step_falloff node in animation nodes,but i failed,the consoul gave me an error: and my code is: ...