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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 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 ...
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Animation node cut object [duplicate]

There's target object and cutter object, boolean modifier can work for one frame, but how can I use animation node to cut the target with cutter object and keep the all history cutting. I have tried ...
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is “Sound Bake” node here in 2.1.4 Animation node

I can't find find Sound bake node in 2.1.4 do you know if it an other name or is just not here for now ? thank's, have a good day
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How do I make this “60degree” graph programatically?

Translating x values to y via f(x) as usual, but without treating x and y as coordinates, only endpoints of finite (pink) lines. I looked for other solutions before coming back to Blender, but ...
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Using Animation Nodes, add only some elements to Loop output [duplicate]

In Animation Nodes, in a Loop, I am creating a list of Vectors. However, for some iterations of the loop, I do not wish to add a Vector to the resulting Vector List. I have created a Group that ...
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How to lessen geometry of an object during animation

I'm using Blender 2.8 to animate the growth of a curve that is beveled using python and Animation Nodes 2.1.4 (running Ubuntu 18.04 64bit) The animation generates about 2.6+ million vertices and ...
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Ben 10 omnitrix animation

So i have modelled the omnitrix, and now i want to animate it. I am very new to animation. I wanted to know, ho to achieve the effect as in the two images 3 and 4. When the two pieces approach each ...
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Animation Nodes: Create Polygon Indices List

I want to create a Mesh from scratch, using Animation Nodes (V2.1.4 in Blender 2.8). In the first step, I want to create a triangle fan with n individual triangles. So I have a loop, that creates ...
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Can we Trigger AN with 'Active' camera object location change?

I want to find out a way so that the 'Object' in the trigger is Dynamic, like active camera. I have tried 'triggers' with object location to limit 'Auto execution' to only when object is moved. I am ...
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How can we 'attach' animation nodes to objects?

I want to find a way to attach the animation-node tree with a collection or an object. So that when I link/append the collection to other scene, the animation node tree also comes with it and ...
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In Animation Nodes, is it possible to make a node to translate position of the UV's of an instance?

I've been trying to find if it is possible to, using some sort of code in animation nodes, translate the position of a texture or the UV mapping to create a bunch of objects with different textures to ...
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Animation node loop

I wanna to make loop animation like here https://youtu.be/8PkdH_GXpQE , but with blocks (object matrix). I made music animation by myself, but idk how to make loop correctly. UPD.
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Help with rendering “wispy stocking effect” / emission shader

I'm trying to reproduce the image below in Blender 2.8 From the a Strange Attractor site I've tried using an emission shader and converting points to a curve but it doesn't even come close. My ...
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Using Animation Nodes with the expression node with equation starting with x(n+1)=

I'm trying to animate the variables for various strange attractors using animation nodes and it's expression node. The equation I'm trying to animate. I can create the equations and animate the <...
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How do I toggle to visibility of each object in my scene one by one using animation nodes?

I've been creating a timelapse effect in Blender 2.79 by keyframing the visibility of each object in my scene one by one. Each object goes from hidden to visible with a one second gap before the next. ...
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Object List from Selection

I would like to create an object list from my selected objects but I can't find a way of doing this on 2.80 and AN 2.1. If this isn't possible, what are the alternatives for animating multiple ...
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shape tweening with animation nodes and sound

My ultimate intention is to shape tween different object based on different frequency outputs from a song. IE High notes shape tween objects A, low notes shape tween objects B...and so on. (I am no ...
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Can an object ever “own” an AN node tree or are the trees always independent?

I'm a Blender noob. Came from C4D where I made a lot of custom tools ("CSTools") using the Xpresso system. In C4D, the Xpresso was "owned" by the object because the Xpresso tag lived on that object. ...
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Animation Nodes Using Time/Frames to affect Objects Materials

My desire is to illustrate dates of sales for townhouses by changing the visible material (changing colors, or changing Shaders, etc). The order of what houses sold when are out of sequence; it's real-...
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Empties not fully processing in node tree

I'm not sure if this is a limitation of the way I'm using animation nodes or of this is an actual bug. I have a file that I am reading to instantiate a list of empties to use as falloff object ...
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Have letters slide along pane then fall into a bucket

I'd like to create an animation where several words moves along an edge (hard surface). When the letters get to the end of the edge, each letter then falls into a containers. The container then ...
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Objects Evade or Repell eachother in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to achieve this. Sphere's displacing the position of other objects as they move through them. Sorta like someone pushing through a crowd. I've managed to get this far in AN but adding more ...
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Random text in a text Block Animation Nodes

I know how to input text with animation nodes and make it appear randomly and typed, but I can not figure this out with a text block reader. Is there a way to use say 5 paragraphs from a text block, ...
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Making a cursor (caret) that leads the typing effect using animation nodes

I am trying to simulate a dos prompt screen. using the text nodes in animation nodes I have the act of typing simulated. However is there a way to have a cursor box automatically lead the text, or is ...
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Controlling EEVEE materials with Animation Nodes

There is a Cycles Material Output node, but it doesn't seem to impact materials in the EEVEE viewport. Is there currently no support for this in animation nodes? If not, are there any work arounds?
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EEVEE crashes while rendering with animation nodes [closed]

title speaks for himself. blend file
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how to add vertex colors to multiple objects using animation nodes

What are the steps to assign a list of colors to the vertex color of a list of objects? The 'set vertex color' node does not accept a list of colors and a list of objects. So how to wrap this action ...
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light-Saber / Dr Strange VFX

fellas! Does anybody know how to recreate in Blender Light-Saber effect, similarly to popular plugin for after effects Saber by video-copilot, but in 3D? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reSXGxkyr0k) ...
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Proper way to find max value and bring it back inside loop in Animation Nodes?

As you can see default method of reassigning maximum is limited by max value from current iteration (see left text-window) Writing max value outside the loop and bringing it back through Set/Get ...
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How to loop an animation in Animation Nodes?

I would like to loop an animation such that the final frame becomes the same as the initial frame. For instance, I would like to loop the following animation: If repeat time rate of 45 frame, ...
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Preventing objects intersecting in Animation Nodes

Can somebody help me with this thing? I starting to learn AN. I wanted to achieve is group of objects landing on vertices of target object BUT without intersecting and colliding between objects of ...
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animation nodes bool difference union intersect

How to do Boolean mesh operations with animation nodes (difference, union, intersect)? The Boolean nodes for animation nodes seem to be for manipulating lists of numbers not mesh data?
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AN: Platonic Solid Fractal Maker. Help!

I need some help with Animation Nodes. I have this node setup: and am trying to make this object: What I want is to be able to take one of those "iteration" boxes and loop it. But when I try to do ...
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Iris with Animation Nodes

I would like to know how to create an iris with animation nodes. Specifically to be able to create one leaf so that it can be duplicated placed around a circle and aligned to the edge of circle and ...
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Is it possible to shift faces by using “square” loops

Is it possible to shift faces using a square loop? Is there a better way to accomplish the animation that is below, using Blender I made an animation in Octave of what I'm trying to accomplish in ...
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Animation Nodes - Random Object Data Path Value

I need to create several random leafs using Animation Nodes. Each one should be composed of a mesh, an empty, and a Bend/Simple Deformer Modifier to make some deformations. The mesh and the empty are ...
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Losing my UVs while using Animation Nodes [duplicate]

Im happy with my node setup im just wondering if there is a way I can keep my UVs and have the object do the same animation but with a textured material. I cannot figure out how to generate or keep ...
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Smoothing Bezier Curves in Animation Nodes

I have a strange curvature showing when I generate a curve with animation nodes. I can "fix" the appearance by choosing "Cyclic" but I need a start and an end in order to animate. The first ...
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Deform Helix Around Spline in Animation Nodes

I know in this answer it has been shown how to create a helix in animation nodes: How to make a rope winding animation? However, I'm wondering if there is anyway make a helix deform to the curves of a ...
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Time remapping does not work with particle info node

This was a fairly hard problem to find. I also discovered that it is not an easy one fix. The issue is that the particle info node gets messed up when you use time remapping. I'm not going to explain,...
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How to use Animation nodes expression to call numpy.lcm?

I am trying to write a blender / Animation nodes to generate Epicycloid but I am getting an error message from the Expressions node. The imports are math, ...
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Animation Nodes change texture value with proximity of empty object [duplicate]

Hi and a call for help for using Animation Nodes. And this is my first post in the community. I have created a grid loop of spheres placed in random places and scaled randomly. The spheres have an ...
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Physics and calculus in blender

I'm physics student and I want to calculate things on blender, I've to learn many things of the program and I'm starting on it. I want to know if it's possible to do some calculus inside blender, for ...
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Animation Nodes - instance objects over time

I am trying to create an animation where torus's emanate from a centre at regular intervals (like the RKO Pictures radio wave animation). This means creating new instances over time. I have managed ...
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Parenting Objects to Animation Node Object Instances

I am trying to animate this city scene so the tiles filp over and reveal a house or a building on the other side. I was able to get the tiles in the correct location and flip over and I was able to ...
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Make End of Rotation the Beginning Rotation of New Animation in Animation Nodes

I would like to have an object animate between Start_1 and End_1. Every 50 frames the ending value is given a new random value, and the preceding end value becomes the new start value. In other words,...