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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Get min/max from sound file (animation/sverchok nodes)

Note: this question references the same blend file here: Sound-Driven Animation, Using Animation (and Sverchok) Nodes, is Not Working I have the following setup in animation nodes: I am trying to get ...
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Display all values in a list as Text(Animation Nodes)

How to display 'All Values' in a floatlist as separate Text objects in 3D_Viewport? TextObjectOutput accepts only single values
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Mesh Object Output doesn't work with edges in Blender Animation Nodes

I am trying to use Combine Mesh to make a simple line. I have two Vertex Locations connected to the input, and the output connected to Mesh Object Output. This shows two points in the desired mesh, as ...
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How to make a reverse particle dissolve effect?

Does anybody know how to recreate this effect in blender? I searched on YouTube but couldn't find anything similar. Can something similar be done with AN/GN? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Sverchok // "Progressive" animation, animate through a given period of frames

I've been using sverchok since a few weeks. Love it. Is there a dedicated way to animate things in Sverchok on a "progressive" basis ? I have an example : let’s say I want to count from 1 to ...
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Animation Nodes: Transform Mesh with multiple objects as input?

The "Transform Mesh" node in AN multiplies an input mesh according to given amount of points of the matrix input. I would like to vary the kind of object, that e.g. when my input matrix has ...
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Sound-Driven Animation, Using Animation (and Sverchok) Nodes, is Not Working

I am trying to create an animation where a parameterized object, created with sverchok nodes, is manipulated by a sound file via animation nodes. Here are my node setups (blend file at the end of this ...
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Cylinder Generator in Animation Nodes

What's a good way to make a procedural cylinder mesh in animation nodes? Usually I'd just use splines, but I need mesh geometry because I'd like to be able to use a displace modifier on the generated ...
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Animation Nodes: How can I rotate a Vector around a given Point

I was wondering how I could rotate a simple 3D Vector around a given point in 3d Space. I am trying to rotate a simple position Vector (1,-2,1) around the world Center (0,0,0) on the Z Axis. If I ...
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Turn on rigid body by means of distance

How can I activate Dynamic option for rigid body objects based on their distance from a certain object? I know that there is a deactivated start thing that turns on physics by proximity with a ...
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Animation Nodes: Loop - get value from previous iteration (ie, rotation of previous object in the list)

I have a list of objects going into a loop. Inside the loop, I am modifying each object's location. Each object has rotation keyframes, which is driving my AN. However, I would like to modify its ...
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Recreate Curve Modifier in Animation Nodes

I'd like to "recreate" the curve modifier in animation nodes so that I can use it more procedurally. I know Omar showed how to do this with a basic plane in this question, but can anyone ...
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Store data in Animation Nodes

I'm working on an Animation Nodes Animation where I create random vectors and different radii to feed a Close Packing Node. This is the initial state of my ...
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Morphing while spinning

Is it possible to morph while rotating the emitter? I am trying to morph two objects by referring to the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4k7zClCcE8 It succeeds when the emitter is ...
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Animation nodes custom property can not share value in a loop to another object gives Invalid Network

Preface: I have 4 objects in the scene. Two Controller Objects that each have a custom property "startTime" and two secondary objects that will receive the "startTime" from the ...
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Compositing did not apply to my Animation

I'm new to blender and I was trying to animate a satisfying pendulum animation by CG Geek. I did all the steps, the problem I have is in the result of the animation. I did all the compositions like ...
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Mesh flattening

Hello I'm currently trying to flatten a mesh in the Z axis, my intention is that ive made a contour map in 3D, where the Z vertice values represent the values on the contour map. But I want to turn it ...
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Can or How do Animation nodes play an action by name with a delay or start time

Q: Can or how can I call a keyframed action on an object and play it at a later frame time instead of its current dopesheets or NLAs playheads start? Explainer: Im trying to animate a sequence of ...
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How to animate an object with similar ghosting effect?

Can anyone give me any ideas onw how to recreate the effect as seen in this gif? I would imagine it being simple, like having a single stick as the primary object, animating it along a path, and then ...
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How can I change the order of execution of two loops?

How can I change the order of the execution of multiple loops inside an AN node graph? I have an A and B loop, ...
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Random Vector/point/Position inside Sphere in Animation Nodes

Whats a good and performant way of creating a list of random vectors inside a given radius/sphere? the random vector node (with scale set to 1) unfortunately creates vectors ranging from (-1, -1, -1) ...
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Multiple objects following multiple paths in Animation Nodes

I want to perform a simple animation using Animation Nodes. I have some objects in scene and some path I want them to follow. So questions I stuck into are: How can I get a spline list from ...
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Animation Nodes - Translate a set of object instances separately through a journey with multiple legs

I have three subdivided planes that I'm using as start/end points for each leg of the journey (1 - 2 - 3). I've programmed one object instance (the moving colored plane) to travel between journey legs:...
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Find the Intersection between a curve and a sphere in Animation Nodes [duplicate]

I have Splines starting at a random vector inside of a sphere. I want to find the point on the Surface of the sphere where the sphere and the splines intersect. The blue markings are the starting ...
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Why is area.type None when starting Blender + script from CMD?

coders! I get an unnerving error im my python script when running blender 2.91 (same for 2.92) from the command-line under windows 10 and executing a python script on the blend-file with the ...
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Slowing down playback for realtime animation

So recently I have been looking into real time animating. More specifically VR animating and while I was looking I found this program called Tvori which allows you to basically just grab the object ...
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Store a custom object property in Animation Nodes

I'd like to experiment with cellular automata using animation nodes. For this I need to bind a property/value (e.g. boolean or float) to my objects in a grid. Is there a way to directly bind values to ...
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Create edges between objects' nearest points with Animation Nodes

I'm able to create edges between vectors in a random point cloud (the cubes), and the points on a spline. But the connections are not optimal - I assume they're matched up by index - and thus overlap ...
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Animation Nodes - Cumulatively Add to Object's X Co-ordinate on every frame?

I'm trying to find a way of making more fluid rollercoaster animation in Blender, and I'm hoping to find a way of controlling the speed at which the Follow Path offset value increases on every frame ...
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How can I select object from collection and place it on spline from different collection THEN do it again until all splines are used?

This is follow up to my previous question here. I managed to get an answer and improve on it, however my current implementation is pretty cumbersome. I need to simplify my current solution, as ...
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How to animate plane to sound falloff in animation nodes lastest version (Blender 2.93)?

For Blender 2.93, 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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How you can Trim Paths or Splines in Blender, like you can in After Effects?

I am working on a scene, where I will have lots of paths / splines going into a central object. I want to animate them in "trimming". In After Effects, you can easily add Trim Path modifier. ...
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Animation Nodes : Tumbling dominos along a spline

I'm banging my head against an issue I can't solve. I distribute dominos along a spline using Animation Nodes. So far so good, it's extremely simple and works very well. What I can't achieve is making ...
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can anyone help with getting the Z Location data from the Music empty object into the radius value? /Sverchock

can anyone help with getting the Z Location data from the Music empty object into the radius value? Sverchok some help would be great!
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How do I achieve this "hexagonal armor" animation effect in Blender?

I know this might be very specific, but I thought that maybe an expert here could help me out a bit here. How, or what is the general workflow to replicate this "hexagonal armor" effect on ...
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Controlling Emission Shader via Animation Nodes Falloff

I hope you doin' alright. I am trying to give an emission shader to instanced object as you see in the image below. Location of the falloff going to determine the color and/or intensity of the shader. ...
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How do I rotate an object around a non-global axis in Blender?

In Blender 2.92, if I have a propeller that needs to be rotated at a constant speed around an axis that is no either X,Y or Z. How is it done?
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Creating a Buffer with Animation Nodes

here is my question: I am trying to create a list with all the previous values are stored. But at most, I am getting this kind of results. What am I doing wrong here?
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animation node problems on piano keys

I input the midi file but why the piano keys pressing is not following the original notes? How to fix it?
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Reusing animation at specific locations and timelines

I made this from youtube and want to reuse it in music video. I am wondering how to stimulate as if lighting from skies, striking from controlled, yet randomized location and timing to music. I am ...
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Bowls who must work like gears floating on a large scale ocean with Animation node

I made these bowls with many ears around them like a sprocket. The idea is to make an animation with many of these bowls (something like 30) floating in an large scale ocean (200m) and let them rotate ...
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Render issues while using animation nodes and command line rendering

I have a procedural animation that basically breaks down into 2 components. 1 is a rotating focal point object (with some vector wiggle) and the other is a grid of cubes being wiggled randomly while ...
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iterate over edge indices list and remove the non unique pairs

I have generated some random points on the xy plane. I want to connect a spline to the closest pairs but not having more than 1 spline connected any one point. I have used the "Find Close Points&...
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Animation nodes > Mesh Object Output > Use function

The docs doesn't contain info about the use function: Does anybode know what the function is? When I enable this then my "Target" output object jumps to another place... Thx!
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Query on NodeTree for sound spectrum

I created NodeTree for sound spectrum in 1st scene and it's working absolutely fine, but when I am creating next scene with a full copy of previous scene then it's not working. It's not even showing ...
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How to deactivate a node tree? Or deactivate all nodes in one shot? [duplicate]

I would like to make some test with different node trees in Animation nodes. Is there a way to deactivate the entire page/node tree? Is it possible to deactivate nodes all in one shot, like (select ...
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how can i keyframe on animation node properties?

I can not keyframe on animation nodes, So Falloff animation will not animate as I want. Can someone tell me how to do?? thank you
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'Animation Nodes' Compared with 'Animation Nodes + Extra Nodes'

What are the main differences between the two Blender addons Nodes 'Animation Nodes' and 'Animation Nodes + Extra Nodes'?
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How to make a 90s Cel animated look in blender

I'm trying to created the Cel animated look in blender but with 2D animation beside, mimicking the style from the 80s and 90s I feel like theirs some nuance to it that I need to set up nodes for. ...
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Animation nodes color output - how to bake to keyframes as base color

I am creating colors for objects in animation nodes and want to write these colors to keyframes as base colors. In my example the color of the 3 cubes is created by a random color node in animation ...

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