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A Blender add-on that provides a node-based solution to make procedual animations.

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Any ideas how make this part with animation? [on hold]

Any ideas how make this part with animation? Thank Advance
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Parsing xml file with animation nodes

I've an XML which includes position and rotation information and which I need to parse it in order to use it with animation nodes. This is something I already managed to do via python scripting but as ...
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Stuck on AN making perfect Mystique(X-man)'s scale transformation's effects

I want to make Mystique(X-man)'s scale transformation's effects. In scale_2, the scale was match normal perfect, but i do not know how to control the trans effect. In scale_4, the scale was match ...
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What are the advantages of using matrices over matrices for translations

In Animation Node, there are many ways to control an object's location. The most commonly used ways are using vectors and matrices. Anyway, I do not understand clearly how one might be more ...
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How do I make a giant clock made of many small clocks?

I want to recreate this animation I found online, of a giant clock that displays the time using many smaller clocks. The minute and hour hands of the smaller clocks rearrange into symmetry and shows ...
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How to change the active node tree data block using python?

I'm using animation nodes add-on. How can I switch between the node tree data blocks using python (as shown in the picture below)?
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Animation Nodes Loop Issue

I'm having this issue with animation nodes where, if I want to change the list of vertex positions of an object based on a boolean condition, then only one vertex gets affected. In this case, only the ...
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Animation Nodes - Clear all caches at once?

I find myself using caches in AN subprograms a lot lately. However, if I want to clear the caches, I need to walk through the various nodes and click "clear cache" individually. This can get tedious ...
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Imported model scales when I translate

I made a little program for animating coordinates. It worked fine with a cube. Then I imported a .dae model that I had exported from SketchUp. It imported fine, but when I tried to use the program on ...
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Simplify Texture Keyframes

I am making a product presentation and need to show the different states of the Backlight(Png File - Emitter). Rightnow i use a "Mix Shader Pyramid" to guide the right Texture to the Material Output (...
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Converting code to work in blender with sliders

I have some Fragmentarium code that I would like to convert so it will work in Blender anyone have any ideas how I can do this? The code is below: ...
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Extending Animation Nodes

I'm using Blender 2.79 on Linux with Animation Nodes (Python 3.6). I'd like to add a stopwatch directly as a node within Animation Nodes, without the Invoke Subprogram. Currently my stopwatch works ...
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Animation Nodes Replicate Object Dynamic Paint

Is there a way to drive the transformations of an array of objects with a dynamic paint map or texture? This would permit more complex patterns to be achieved. I've seen a dozen tutorials that all ...
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Blender - Undefined Socket Type in animation Node

I am trying to learn the function "Particles Stick to side faces". Particles stick to side faces However, I installed animation node in blender and find some source node in the node editor become ...
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Animation Nodes: AN Struct Member Access via Python

I'm using Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes. This was compiled with Python 3.6 in Linux. I need to find out how to access ANStruct elements within a Python script (it's easy to access elements with ...
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How to get access to Bone Matrix on the Previous frame with Python? (or animation nodes)

Does anyone know if it is possible to get access to a bone matrix on the previous frame with python? (or any offset value for that matter) I'm trying to figure it out but it isn't possible to sample ...
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Animation Nodes: Trigger Action, Save Value if Frame Matches?

I've created a simple stopwatch (Blender 2.79, Animation Nodes 2). I have certain frame ranges I want to time. I have a list which has two elements...a start frame, and a stop frame. Upon reaching ...
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Animation Nodes: Save as Library/Asset?

I'm using Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes on Linux. I have the Material Library add-on, but I'm looking to save Animation Nodes as a library I can import. Is there any add-on or particularly useful ...
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animation nodes - delay frame update

I’m using animation nodes to randomize texture coordinates when the frame changes. Its working well, but I’d like to have it only update every nth frame, like not change for 15 frames or so. I’ve ...
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Animation Nodes - Can I make this a loop?

I've been playing around with simple 3D fractals in Animation Nodes and have worked out how to do this for example. I could keep adding Replicate Matrices nodes to add more levels, but I've been ...
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Animation Nodes: Dynamic Text?

I am trying to make a stopwatch in Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes and Cycles renderer. I have an imported movie strip which is 30 fps, and in the animation nodes I am reading the frame number, ...
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Animation Nodes and Velocity

VELOCITY Animation Nodes have been very useful for me so far, but I am stumped as to how I can use an object or particle's velocity to influence other properties (like color, rotation, etc.). There's ...
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Rigid body changes position while keyframing “animation” and “dynamics” checkboxes

I try to animate interaction about two rigid body objects. One of them is animated, the second one is animated but just a frame before the interaction I switch its behavior by keyframing "animated" ...
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How to input a list in the parameter of the “Evaluate Spline” node in animation node?

When I connect the "Evaluate Spline" node and the animation node nothing happens. It stays disconnected.
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Track to in animation nodes

I want the planes affected by the object fallof to rotate towards the origin of the sphere. Basically what would track to constraint do. Is there a way to achieve that? I have tried converting sphere¨...
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Animation Nodes move certain mesh vertices

I would like to move certain vertices from an animated mesh object along its normals to create a new mesh (or use face normals and create new point). Is it possible to choose certain vertices and also ...
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Animation Nodes 2.1 strange bug

If I try to insert Mesh > Mesh from Object, I see the following error: This is Blender 2.79b and Animation Nodes 2.1.2. Strange thing is that this thing was working fine a couple of days ago when I ...
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Animation Nodes: Simple Grid Mesh not working

What's wrong with the following nodes setup? Why doesn't it create copies of Suzane?
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Animation Nodes - Offset object location

I'm trying to Offset the location of grouped objects with a falloff object. I cannot use an instancer because in the final project all the objects are different. Here is the basic setup : an empty ...
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Animation nodes Group instances

I want to know if there is anyway I can make random instances of a group or list of object in to a mesh. In the example I want to instance the 4 objects in to the 8 vertex of the big cube. I tried ...
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Set resolution of curve generated with Animation Nodes

I'm experimenting with Animation Nodes to create a set of Bezier curves that start near one empty (SPole, left arrow), pass near a second empty (Midpoint, cross at top), and end near a third empty (...
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Understanding Rotation in Blender (scales on sphere)

I've been following a tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxc4P0YI2rI which uses Animation Nodes to put scales on a sphere: So in the beginning one scale is duplicated by the Object instancer ...
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How to create a flower unfurling effect?

The effect I am looking for is not like a simple flower but more like a plant unfurling over it's length. Like This: I am not a beginner with animation nodes but in figuring this out the greatest ...
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Animation Nodes: Object Instancer | Update instances & Splines from object origin

Experimenting again with animation nodes, I'd like my scene like: Have a cube in the center which I can copy n times with the Object Instancer node The cube has a Modifier (Wireframe) and its ...
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Animation Nodes - Extract single object from group to perform independent translations

I have a simple setup that uses "Objects from Group" to then do some falloff translations on the group. I need to isolate a specific object in that group to perform an independent translation on it ...
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Animation Node Loop with Randomized Color for Each Instance

Blender 2.79, Cycles, Animation Node add-on I'm trying to set up a node group to let me create stacks of books that will use the same UV mapped Image Texture, where I've randomized the X & Y on ...
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How to get radius of a spline in animation nodes?

Similar to Is there a way to address the shrink / fatten / radius values of individual vertices on a curve with animation nodes? I've got one main spline that acts as a driver. This spline will have ...
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Blender Animation Nodes Particle Information

Blender Animation Nodes (BAN) How does the Blender user obtain the Particle Rotation Data in a later version of BAN, visible in a previous version of BAN? Short and sufficient answer please. A ...
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Make particles slip around objects in Animation Nodes

I would like to create a particle animation that shows a particles flowing and slipping around objects instead of penetrating them. The effect I want to achieve is shown in this gif by Étienne Jacob:
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Any way to use the timeline markers as input list?

Basically, I have a phrase and want to add a letter every time a marker is met. i.e. every time a letter is hit while writing a message. Is It possible to do something like this using the animation ...
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Animation Nodes : how can I switch between different setups?

Is it possible to work on several animation nodes NodeTrees and to switch between them / select the active one ? I see AN generates a "Animation Nodes Object Container" object. Is the nodetree ...
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Is there a way to address the shrink / fatten / radius values of individual vertices on a curve with animation nodes?

I want to drive the fatness / thickness / radius of parts of a curve using a sound source and can't see a way to address the individual points / vertices in animation nodes... I thought that I could ...
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Animation Nodes's vector distance : can't make it work like in the official example

I was reading this AN documentation page about Vector Distance. I don't know if it is still up-to-date, but I recreate the same setup and I can't make it work the same way: it seems that the ...
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Create ivy with Animation Nodes

I'm getting tired of using the IvyGen addon which gives pretty bad results and is a pain to use, so I'd like to know if it's possible to create realistic ivy in Animation Nodes. Thanks for your ...
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Random selections with animation nodes

Me again. Have progressed with my project and now have a group of independent items (quarter-coloured spheres) and now wish to have an animation that rotates spheres at random through one radian. I'...
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How to animate spirals on packed spheres using Animation Nodes?

I will like to animate a list of parametric spirals over a list of packed spheres. The effect I am after is illustrated in this gif by Étienne Jacob :
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(Animation) Nodes : how to map a rotation to a value between 0 & 1?

The Parameter input of the Evaluate Spline, in Animation Nodes, needs to get a number between 0 & 1. I would like to map it to the rotation of an empty (here, Effector-Spline-Loop). No mather what ...
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Orientation towards an other object with Animation Nodes

I've tried to follow the tutorial wrote by Ed Tate in this topic : How to create a 3D virus envelope like this in image below? But I can't achieve to have a correct rotation of the lipids : The ...
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Converting Matrices to translations and back changes geometry in Animation Nodes

I was just working on an AN function to tilt a ring of points inwards or outwards from their center. The circle is generated from the Distribute matrix node, and then Z values are added from another ...
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Animation Nodes - Pressure Arrows / Scaling, Rotating and Changing color along surface

Original Question (Edit below): I want to make a "fluid pressure" representation. That image was my "first" try, but I can't rotate or move the matrix. Why do I want to move it? I want a "room" made ...