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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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Decimate f-curves using python

In blender 2.82 I want to decimate all the f-curves in active action, how can I trigger the code lines below, using 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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Can anyone help me with my project? [closed]

I want to create a simulation of the Solar System and I don't know where to start and how to do quite a few things such as: create an orbit for each planet make sure that the objects orbit at a ...
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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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how to do the earth position animation with auto camera tracking

let's say I have a .csv file with format as follow: I have created the earth: I want to do with Blender: a.the longitude and latitude show as a sphere's position b.the mag be as the sphere's ...
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Comprehensive list of 'missing' features in Blender 2.8?

I am considering moving from 2.79b to 2.8, but I am still unclear of what 2.8 doesn't yet have. Is there a list of all the features it lacks (in comparison to 2.79x). All I have so far mostly is this ...
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How to distort still image or gif animation

I found this gif animation in Twitter as shown below. Now I want to know how that is done. I wish to put flickering effect on any still image. I'd like to use that technique on not just still images, ...
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Modelling cell division in blender

I want to make an animation where a simple cell divides into two but how could I animate that Morphy or glooby division (organic not simple cutting into two halves or duplicating like copy and paste)? ...
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Animation Nodes: add a new shape, like UV sphere

I'm very new to Animation Nodes, and I'd like to see if I can do some parametric object creation with it (I tried sverchok before that looks great also, but I got some unexplained segfault so I'm ...
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Animation nodes - effector pushes and attracts with falloff on multiple objects

I know it's possible and have been trying to figure it out with animation nodes, but does anyone know how to take multiple objects at a starting point and have them translate away (rotate/location) ...
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Animation nodes, instances orientation in a Dodecahedron

I'm trying to orient instances so that they align correctly to form same shape of the Mesh Object Input, here a pentagonal faces Dodecahedron. I've used Vertex Group Input to control the Guides param. ...
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How to call vertex groups in Animation nodes [SOLVED]

I would orient some instances by vertex normals, but i'd like to control orientation by vertex groups, to give z negative values to some instances, like in the pictures.is it possible? i've tried with ...
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Install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine

how can I install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine? I want to use AN with 2.79 because I know that it works but of course I would like it for the current version too. I think the ...
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Animation Nodes, how to add additional outputs? Missing outputs

I am following some basic tutorials on animation nodes with latest Blender 2.81. Tutorial He is using older version of blender, but right at the beginning he adds a Grid Mesh node with a very ...
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Animation Nodes Speed Control

Here is a simple nodeTree that rotates a cube around Z axis. Can it be easily changed so that we could explicitly control the rotation speed instead of the angle of rotation?
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Animation Node 2.8 - Exploded View

I'm trying to create an animation like the image, the pieces open and the arrows with numbers follow you can create something with animation node I used a falloff for the animation, but I don't know ...
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How to set the Euler angles(XYZ) of an arrow, from its components? [duplicate]

Given a vector(an arrow object) say $\vec A\,= \,P \hat{i} + Q \hat{j} + R \hat{k}$ , how to determine the corresponding Euler angles (XYZ) to be assigned to the vector so that it points in that ...
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Animation nodes, finding current material for object

I need to to make an object list and a material list from 100 existing objects. Making the object list is simple, I just box-select the objects and in animation node I use the "From Selection" option ...
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How to pass arbitrary floating-point data from Animation Nodes into a shader?

I want to pass arbitrary floating-point data from Animation Nodes into a shader. I have found the Set Vertex Color node, but I have two problems with this method. The first is that the values are ...
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Live audio processing in Blender For live audio visualization

The idea is to let the signal from an external device from a soundcard drive the animation of a mesh How would I get the signal into blender (probably with python) and convert live the signal to ...
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Creating a path with differential equations

I'm currently trying to create a 3-D vector field based on an equation. Once I create a vector field, how to actually make the object move along the vector field when placed at a point? My Approach: ...
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How to Instantiate Complex Collections With Variations?

Has anyone been able to instantiate complex collections with variations? Example: I have an elaborate light fixture with many objects and animations (all animations use Animation Nodes). Now I want ...
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Is it possible to create vector fields based on a math equation?

If creating a vector field based on an equation is not possible, how create an equation-free 3-D vector field in blender? The arrows should have color based on the magnitude of force they exert on ...
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Pageturn: Duplicate animated objects with time offset (Animation Nodes)

I animated a book page and want to instantiate the page with all its animation. Because the page is modified by several objects like empties and a lattice I don’t know how to do it in an easy way. I ...
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Wrap L-System/Fractals around a Sphere

How would I take an L-System structure similar to this image And wrap that structure seamlessly around a sphere like this: It has to be a legitimate L-system, not faked or similar. Thank you.
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Animation Nodes - Delay Rotation

Let's say there are two cubes: A and B. The A cube is rotated by the Dope Sheet. I would like the B cube to follow the A cube rotation, but with a delay of 10 frames. Is that possible to accomplish in ...
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Creating Animation Nodes with a third addon

I am currently expand a OSC-addon (https://github.com/maybites/blender.AddOSC) and would like to interface it with AN. I have found the [Data interface] node that allows me to do this, and I can see ...
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Scale a mesh from a different origin

I'm trying to create something like 360 degrees protractor or analog clock bars, where every 5th bar is in a different length. Using animation nodes I'm trying to rotate a plane instance around the ...
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how can i add backgrounds and animate them in blender 2.80 2d animation?

Im making a 2d animation and added a background but the background doesn't appear in the render and neither in the frames.
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Damp Particle Children | Create Webgraphs

I am attempting to make this webgraph shape with a Particle System and Animation Nodes: I want the graphs to wrap around a sphere like this: I thought of using Particle Children, which could be a ...
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Can Animation Node Trees be run separately in different scenes within the same blender file?

Maybe I missed it in the documentation or I'm just experiencing some strange bug, but I see there is a scene option in the node editor for Animation Nodes - is this supposed to be where the tree ...
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animation node list(object) dosen't get attached to transform output

I just started using animation nodes in 2.8 after downloading the add-on for windows. I am currently having problem connecting the list node(object) with the object transform output node
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Animation Nodes - Replicate an object on an already replicated object

In the following example, I do have a spline replicated. Now I want to place an icosphere on all of the splines. Can't find a way of doing this. In short I have a mesh replicated on a spline, then ...
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Delay Action Node

I have seen it used for instance here but cannot (yet) find it in the animation nodes manual How to Do Kinetic Text with Animation Nodes? Where do I find this node? Thanks
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Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve few times

How can i distribute a object on a curve, and from one curve to another few times ... a text for example...
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Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve

I've been trying to recreate the effect from the Cinema 4D tutorial below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPv2HVvQfGo I'm stuck at 9:55 where he uses the inheritance effector to be able to morph ...
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How to rename Animation Node's Invoke Subprogram;s Generator Output?

I use a loop to modify the (1) points, (2) left handles, and (3) right handles of a spline. I then produce 3 Vector lists and use them to create a new spline. The following pictures shows how the x-...
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Animation Nodes extra nodes Morph between two objects with particles

What would the setup look like to morph or get particles to form the shape of a mesh from another. Is it possible with the extra nodes that 3D Singh VFX has created.
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Using / making text into a procedural shader material in nodes

I know I can wrap text around a curve but is it possible to use / make text into a procedural shader material using nodes? I would like to have the text as a procedural shader material to place it ...
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How can I combine objects into a grid? To animate them

I would like to animate a wall of stones. Similar to this tutorial. My problem is that every stone is different, so I can't do that with instances and arrays. Does anyone have a tip or a tutorial for ...
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why is this animation node offset polygon rendering wrong?

The scene is rendered correctly in the camera view, but wrong in the rendered image. The wrong part is an object which's using offset polygon node.
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It can't emit particles with animation node

The emitter can emit particles when it's not connected to animation node. but when I connect it to the animation node with position transforming, the particles can't fly, they all are stick to the ...