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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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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: ...
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How to change text color with animation nodes?

Is it possible to change color of some part of text object? On image you can see a text object with 3 words inside (text different_color text). two words should be black color and middle word (...
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How to create explicit (parametric) functions in animation node?

I'm trying to understand the math of animation nodes (Omar's helping) to create surfaces, and I was very curious how I could use AN to create parametric functions.I used the _surface_z addon for to ...
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How can I limit frame count by counting a text list?

I have a list of names in a Text Block that are separated by line. There will be different amounts of names. I am using the list to generate titles but want to render one title per frame. I want to ...
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get normal vector at a specific point in a curve in animation nodes

Is it posible to get the exact normal vector from a control point inside a curve? I know the evaluate node gives you the normal vector at a certain range of the curve length, but what if I want the ...
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Animate colour change, in text with the beat

how do i change the text colour like this guys intro? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdCiMz1iOFE --Edit-- here is the screenshot, like how do i animate the colour change of the text
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How do I render a series of animations with unique automated names from 1 scene?

I have a list of names that I will animate as titles one at a time. Using Blender 2.8 and Animation Nodes. I want to use the first part of the list up to the "," separator as the source for the ...
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When animate nodes names are translated, the Chinese will not display properly

Obviously he only supports English, but what can I do to make it show Chinese (I tried Unicode)
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Animation Nodes Flow Controll?

In comparrison with Unreal Blueprints i felt the need of Flow Controll in Animation Nodes, like gate. Is there another way then routing - for example - the transformation to an empty like in my ...
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Sequencing Animations in Animation Nodes

I'm working on a complex animation with many sequential elements. Animations nodes I've found animation nodes excellent for creating animations, but that it doesn't really have a way to organize the ...
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Making trails in a curve mesh created by the Animation Nodes add-on

I've asked the question before in here: Creating trails using Animation Nodes by delaying the frame of the following polygons . This was for making trails, but for objects only. I realized I want to ...
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How to play an animation from script?

So I'm trying to play a specific animation depending on a value using Animation Nodes. For example (for simplicity), if it's a "1", it triggers an animation action called "Open", if it's a "0", it ...
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Convert rotation from sign switching to continuous in Animation Nodes

Plane is simply rotating on Z axis around origin from 0 deg to infinity (linear interpolation), AN extracts this rotation from polygon. Extracted motion looks fine but it isn't calculated as cumulated/...
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Deformation of the grid with the falloff

I am trying to model a deformation of a grid with interpollation in the Animation Node, but as you can see I didn't can to use FALLOFF for to get a grid according with 1/r². Can someone help me? is it ...
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Get active camera from VSE Scene strip (Animation Nodes)

I have same scene overlayed many times in VSE with different cameras. Is it possible to intercept Camera used for override during rendering from VSE Scene strip? ...
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I'm getting double curves in Animation Nodes loop

In not good in programming, but I'm trying hard and get some results. I'm trying to make a lot of curves from 1 point to points of other objects. And it works fine, but some curves double and I don't ...
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Animation Nodes - bake sound, bake spectrum, evaluate sound

I make this node tree using "bake sound" mainly. I hope it helps, I have been investigating the possibilities offered by this node and some possibilities of use. The first time we need to bake a ...
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Colorful Hypnotic Swirl in Animation Nodes

How could one create such a hypnotic swirl in animation-nodes?
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Packing and Animating Rectangles in Animation Nodes

I would like to re-create the effect in the below gif with animation nodes. As I see it the process would break down into these parts: 1)Define boundaries - Define some flat area that the animation ...
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Animation Node Addon

I require some help please. Blender 2.8 Animation Node Addon. I am using the "Object Transforms Output". Here I can rotate and move objects, but in the 3d viewport I cannot do anything. I would like ...
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animate audio spectrum onto a sphere using animation nodes?

So, I'm trying to make an audio visualizer by applying a frequency spectrum onto a sphere. (1st attempt at a visualizer using displace noise maps and audio baked to f-curves https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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AN - How to create path for moving an object or an outline?

I saw this diagram in Pinterest: lovely maths to create polynomials. I wonder how to use Animation Nodes to move objects on the paths like those below — or even how to create outlines. Being ...
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I've managed to create a node tree that creates cables between two objects. How can I make it for multiple objects?

Not sure if you guys are familiar with the TopoWire plugin for C4D (see here), but I've managed to create a node tree in animation nodes that does this (without any dynamics). Here's the node tree: ...
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Transfer data between nodetrees in Animation Nodes

I'd like to split one network into subprocess' and assign them to specific Nodetrees. General idea is to have Custom Execution Trigger on every subprocess to ...
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Animation Nodes - Animating transparency with wait times

This is a follow on from the question here: Animation nodes loop text problem I am trying to animate the opacity fade of the text object and will use a material's mix shader to set it to transparent ...
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Set Animation Nodes to work with animated baking

I am not able to bake texture sequences with AN generated mesh (like Dynamic Paint or Animated Render baker add-on). It looses vital data on frame change, thus confusing baking. I tried to use ...
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Animating Animation node parameters…?

I am making an animation of atoms in random motion which decrease in speed along with the decreasing temperature. I made the atoms using animation nodes. Instanced sphere and added vector wiggle to ...
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Maths — how to create moving waves with Animation Nodes

I am this week learning wave equations, my very first time. I am learning those below. Please give examples of how you'd use wave equations with Animation Nodes. Your way, please. No ideas? How ...
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Animation nodes loop text problem

Hello wonderful people! A problem solving mind needed here... I have expired the use of mine... AIM: To create a text animation sequence (for character dialogue) with a style that types into ...
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Passing data from one running instance of script to the next

I am looking for the most efficient way to save data from one run of a python script to the next. My script generates a list , say presentList . The list is made up of a number of integers. Next time ...
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Copy materials and material indices to instances which aren't copies of anotther object

From this question: link I learned how to transfer UV maps from one object into a new instance. How can this be done with materials and material indices? AN in 2.8 seems to have a new system but I'm ...
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How to compare values properly with expression in Animation Nodes?

Such simple task goes wrong somehow (result of comparing inside Expression is far from expected): What did I overlook here?
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skipping an item inside a loop in animation nodes

I'm adding items into a list using a loop, but in some cases a condition is met inside this loop that should skip that element into adding it to the list. How can this be done in AN? I've tried the ...