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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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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Create Collection with Animation Nodes

I'm sure this is possible with a custom script node but is there any out of the box way to create a collection with animation nodes? Currently I'm creating a bunch of objects in my node graph and ...
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Animation nodes “object attribute input” color is not updating

I want to get the color of an object on animation nodes via the "object attribute input" and "color" as attribute. However, when I change the color of the object, the output of the ...
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Find the frame when passing a certain point on the path with the path animation

Thanks for help. I have a question about Animation Nodes. I'm trying to make an animation like this: Set some points on the spline and duplicate the object with Object instancer at those points. When ...
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Delay animation with Animation Nodes

I'm coming from After Effects background, where I often parent and link properties using Expressions to copy and delay animation across multiple objects. I'm trying to do similar in Blender with ...
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Rotate with the z-x'-z'' Euler sequence with Animation Nodes

I want to rotate an object using the z-x'-z'' convention of Euler using Animation Nodes. What I've thought that I need to do is to rotate along the local axis of the object, first around the z, then ...
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Is it possible to create a node group in animation nodes?

I have a big node tree that I would like to collapse into a single node with custom inputs (in shading you can do that pressing ctrl-g), is that possible? Thanks!
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Nearest point to a z(x,y) function

Let's see if I can express my problem. I have created a grid mesh and then assigned to each (x,y) a z value (this is how I create z(x,y) function in animation nodes, I don't know if it's the best way)...
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Can Animation Nodes be used to move AND steer an object around a scene in the direction of its local axis?

I hope I can explain my scenario clearly, it seems like it should be simple but it is proving to be impossible! In my scene I am using a Wii remote as the control device to send MIDI CC values between ...
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How to animate proportional editing effect?

how should i go like if i want to replicate this effect in an animation? i'm open to use animation nodes too but maybe this can be done on vanilla blender? effect as shown
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Is there any way to save local variables in animation nodes?

I'm simulating a physical system and I need to store local variables for solving the differential equations of the movement and I was wondering if there is a way to store variables from one frame to ...
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How to make an rod to rotate with another rod both have pivoting point at the origin

Being new to Blender I can not figure out a simple animation using the Animation node. The video link is attached with this post for better expalnnation of the problem (https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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Seismograph, but a weird scaling effect happens

I want to create a seismograph-like curve writing like here: https://youtu.be/7nnB1EVvGzU?t=39 [For tryout, I use the wiggle random values like in the blender noise modifier. Later, I wanna apply ...
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Apply color to object with animation nodes [duplicate]

I am stuck with a basic question: I cannot apply colors via animation nodes. I already tried several ways, and checked multiple tutorials but to no avail. How can I get colors from animations? (i.e. ...
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Applying Mesh Transforms to a Collection of Objects (and iterating the output) - Animation Nodes

I have put together a pretty rudimentary node tree that transforms a mesh based on a matrix of random Eulers, that functions as expected: Question: I’m trying to apply these transformations to a ...
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Pixelating Grease Pencil (not using the pixelate effect)

Instead of this https://gyazo.com/bed4b90049e403aa1a1074e8dff8682a I want this (I used photoshop to pixelate for demostration) https://gyazo.com/1b6eebc60183893a8d0e8a2ca0908d53 I've wanted to ...
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Get vector location list from matrix list via script node in Animation Nodes

I want to be able to view the coordinates of the locations of the matrices after I have manipulated the matrices with matrix nodes. Would someone be able give me an example script, which I assume ...
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Random step between instances on animation nodes

Can the step distance between instances on animation nodes with a matrix distributed in a spline be random or varied? I just need the distances between the cubes to not be even.
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Having some trouble with Matrix rotations in Animation Nodes

What I have so far: I start out with a triangle mesh to get the polygon centers and normals to place more triangle meshes around the first one. I then use those new ones to place even more. So far ...
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Why Florish animation in Animation Nodes doesn't work in this case?

I tried Florish animation with AnimationNodes. I tried two methods and one succeeded and the other didn't work. But I don't know what makes this difference. I think it's in how to use Object Instancer,...
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Drawing FCurve with Empty

I'm trying to archive drawing a FCurve with an Empty. All works as expected, except that i have written a conditonal script that deletes the spline at the end of the frame range, sometimes its working ...
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How to achieve this spline and particle effect?

How to achieve the following effect in Blender? Source I tried to apply curves to a deformed surface, but that was a bad idea. the distribution of the curves looks like a magic texture, but working ...
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How to keep constant angle between two rotating objects using animation nodes

How can I calculate angle between two objects using animation nodes and constrain the rotation of one object to a constant angle, say $90^\circ$, to be maintained ...
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How to animate rotation of projection vectors on XY,YZ and XZ plane

I want to make an animation of a main vector (which is an arrow) rotating in all xyz directions about the global origin. In addition, three different arrows representing the projections of the main ...
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How to create physically accurate boat moving through water

I am am making a short realistic animation of a sailboat going through the ocean. I have an ocean modifier with the time animated. I have a plane shrink wrapped to the ocean and the sailboat model ...
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Basically live VJing in Blender - Triggering animations on the run

We need to trigger an animation live, during a vj/theatre performance. The artist needs to easily start and stop a pre-made animation. I have been looking into Nonlinear Animation, but yet can not ...
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Animation Nodes: How to keep the Radial perfect loop when adding iterated rotations to each instance

I have this simple AN radial setup: And this simple loop to give incrementing rotations to each instance: And this setup allows me to keep the perfect loop intact regardless of how many instances I ...
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Animation Nodes: How to create splines between a particle system and an object based on distance?

I would first like to mention that I am a beginner to Blender and Animation Nodes. I am trying to create an animation where an icosphere orbits above a plane that emits particles, and if the particles ...
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Depth Pass to Pixel Projection (AN)

Additional question to 3DSinghVFX's answer To illustrate question - imagine this white/pink rectangles as rendered image of 6 x 3 pixels. Here seen by Camera. Animation Node tree (mentioned in the ...
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Problem reinstalling Animation Nodes on Ubuntu 20.04

I had been using animation nodes with Blender 2.92 , version animation_nodes_v2_2_linux_py37.zip . It had been working fine . I left blender and did a cleanup of my system using Bleachbit as I was ...
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how to replicate spline and randomize bevel

I would like to randomize bevel size of the replicated spline. It look like Curve Object Output - Bevel Depth - doesn't work with list of numbers. Is there any other options? Thanks
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Randomize transformation of instanced objects (animation node)

Hello! I have some cubes instanced and animated by a wiggle node. Every element is moving the same way and I want to randomize the motion of each element. My plan was to get a value for each element ...
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How to make shape-keyed particles behave independently?

Let's say we have a mesh object with a Shape Key deformation, and it's driven by a Driver based on its distance from an Empty. It works as expected. But then if we want to make a Particle System of ...
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Optimal way to animate dragging objects through space from a spaceship

So I'm working on a short 5 second animation for a stream alert. I've made a rocket and constrained it with follow path, then used some custom animation to make it appear to (shoddily) fly. I also ...
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Changing the “angle / curvature” of a mesh created using python and parametric equations

Changing the "angle / curvature" of a mesh created using python and parametric equations. I can create a Hyperboloid using Python and Blender: With the Python script formula snippet: ...
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Animation nodes - Replicate splines - random bevel size

Id like to build set of spline with applied vector noise to simulate lightnings. I have followed Chris.P. tutorial and its done. But I have two problems. How can I set different Bevel Depth on each ...
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Blender (2.91) crashes immediately when I press render because of animation nodes addon

I am animating a simple scene in blender 2.91 using the animation nodes addon, and everything was going great up until I hit render and then blender suddenly decided to stop working, so now I can't ...
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Now that Geometry Nodes is here Should I still learn Animation Nodes? [closed]

I stared learning Animation nodes and Sverchok for procedural modeling and animation. Now that Geometry Node is here should I still learn Animation Nodes or focus on the Geometry Nodes?
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Animation node - How to change the shading (smooth or flat) of a series of splines?

I managed to create an animation with concentric circles in animation nodes, made from points in a circle that I duplicated inside an object output. I want to change the shading of the splines (...
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how does falloff calculation work?

So i have this node setup. I want the animation as it is. But i just found out by try and error, that i need the value 9 in directional falloff thats the animation starts at the "reset" ...
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how to build mutiple targets in a loop in animation nodes?

so i have made this nice animation within a loop. But if i put the curve object output in the loop, the target is the same. I want to create these columns in one loop and create a target for each ...
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how to find close points between two values in animation nodes

I'm trying to make some splines and I found "find close points" node but the problem is it has just one value : max distance , but how can I make edges between two values min and max? or ...
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Particles fail when using Animation Nodes?

I have the goal of trying to instantiate objects that emit particles, and have the new objects follow points on other objects. My approach has been to attempt to use Animation Nodes. However, the add-...
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Animation Nodes Crashing and not loading properly again

I was trying the animation nodes features, when I tried to render animation it crashed and, for my surprise, the whole node-set is red and "Undefined Socket" labelled.
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how to reroute and cut shortcuts in animation nodes on a macbook

how do i reroute and cut links in animation nodes or shader editor on a macbook quickly? I know the description which says to hold down shift and right mouse button, but looks like this does not work ...
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Depth Pass to Point-cloud (with AN)

How can I translate Depth pass stored in EXR into a colorised point-cloud? (similar to seen in visualisations of deep-data / deep-compositing) Result seen by Camera should be without distortions = ...

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