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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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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 [on hold]

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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Creating Gray-Scott reaction diffusion pattern with animation nodes

I recently started learning to use animation nodes so I am pretty new to the whole matter. However seeing what one can achieve with it I am motivated to get to know it better. Recently I came across a ...
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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,...
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Animation Nodes - curve and objects

How can I distribute objects along a curve with animation nodes? AN 2.1 Blender 2.8 Thanks!
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performing boolean operations after each new instance of object with animation nodes [duplicate]

I am fairly new to both blender and animation nodes and I am struggling to perform a particular operation. In animation nodes I am using object instancer to create a bunch of partially overlapping ...
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Continuously Move Around Spline with Animation Nodes

With the Evaluate Spline mode, as you move the parameter towards 1, the object moves to the end of the spline. How could you make the Suzanne continuously move around the spline, such that once it ...
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how to make a field of shakiness

Is there a way to make a 3d space of shakiness( or any kind of effect), that if an object passed by it or stay in it can be affected and when the object goes away of it that effect ends? Thanks, guys ...
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How to create a Tetrix/Sierpinski Tetrahedron fractal radiating from 0,0,0 ? Python or nodes

Animation nodes method has been provided by @lemon, Vote his answer UP UP UP! This is it, figured out via "delta transform", manually. Though it would look better if elements never separated NOT ...
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Need this type of sine wave animation without the cuts as like it is a wire. How to make?

[Link for the video https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tTYkHJjxdJkd1SB3rI5Rcoxq1GttfyQU this is the link for the video that i have already made but it have cuts The answer you posted was similar to ...
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Easier way to convert text to mesh for keyframe baking with animation nodes

Below is the animation node set up for a timer that just alternates between 0s and 1s. I would like to bake keyframes for this animation so that I can render the entire animation on sheepit. But ...
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get loft mesh to update during curve animation

I have a small blend that has 3 curves that have shape keys and that are animated over 150 frames. I wanted to have a mesh spanning all three shape keys and use the curves to deform the mesh over time....
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Want to render animation nodes text animation on sheepit [duplicate]

I have a blender animation where I have used the trim text feature of the animation nodes add-on of blender. However, when I upload it to the render farm, those parts don't render out. I've been told, ...
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Use hairs' direction to set normal direction?

Is it possible to use the direction of hairs strands to set new custom normal directions using Animation Nodes?
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Compute the normal of a 2D spline using animation nodes

In this question I asked how to deform an object with an spline using animation nodes. The technique explained there the deformation considers all 3 dimensions tilting the output object, but what if I ...
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turn splines from 3d into 2d using animation nodes

I have a list of splines created using a loop, how can a I turn each one into a 2d spline using animation nodes? It is important to note I just have the spline there is no no spline object output.
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Output either 0 or 1 for every 24 frames using animation nodes

I want an output of 0 for the first 24 frames, 1 for the next 24 frames, 0 again for the next 24 frames and so on. That is, at frame one the output text is 0 and after 24 frames the output changes to ...
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get string from Text Object using Animation Nodes

Is it possible to pull in the actual string of text from a Text Object? It's easy to create a string of text in the nodes and send it out to a Text Object, or even to pull in text from an external ...
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Animation Nodes - How to Instance multiple objects/collection

I do have some meshes under a Collection and I would like to put them into an Object Instancer while maintaining the original positions (it's a cartoon tree). Can't find a way to do this. Thanks!
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Duplicating objects using Animation Nodes' 'Grid Mesh' node

I'm trying to create an image similar to this. I can create the sine wave using nodes but I can't get them to repeat. I was following the tutorial https://youtu.be/o3N8H8X-GJk My nodes are below and ...
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Blender 2.8 and Animation Nodes build from Chris Prenninger [duplicate]

As Blender 2.8 has a new build everyday, is the Animation Nodes build from Chris Prenninger (made on May 5) still valid? It does not work for me :(
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Converting equations to work with Blender and animation nodes

I have an equation that I'm trying to animate in Blender 2.79b The equation is. $$y=e^{{{\log \left(1-x^{{\it (S*T)}}\right)}\over{{\it (S*T)}}}}$$ Where: ...
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There is a way to instance two rigid body objects with hinge constraint between then using AN?

I want to make several instances (clones) of a simple rigid body setup: two rigid bodies linked with a hinge constraint. Each one of the instances need to bend by the hinge in its proper individual ...
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Circuit board (technical elements) with particles

So I was watching this video the other day: https://youtu.be/-pH48mSEH0M?t=243 and at one stage they show off how they made some of the technical elements of their VFX's. 3DS was being used for this, ...
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Animation Nodes with Serial Input

I am trying to use an Arduino as serial input to do some real-time visualization with animation nodes and Eevee, but I cannot figure out a way to make it work. Right now I am using a script ...
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List of parameter options in Animation Nodes

I see there are boolean nodes, but is there any way to create list of named options so that the a user can pick one and specific part of tree will be executed?
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Where has the “Show in Viewport” option in the 2.8 branch of Animation-Nodes gone?

I may be missing something, but the "Show in the Viewport" option that was available under "Advanced Node Setting" for an input data, is no longer there. Is there a way to get the data input interact ...
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Animation Nodes slow performance

I've just started playing with the add-on and created some simple tree to generate tiles but the it works very slow. Currently I have weak machine and the procedure may not be super optima but even ...
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Spline wrap animation

I want to create in blender an animation similar with this one: I am wondering how could I do and if it possible to interact with rigid body objects? Who can help me, please ... thank you!
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Matrix Math Example

I have other more general questions about matrices and how/why we use them in Blender / AN but first can anyone please explain why in the example the object doesn't seem to have been translated by 3? ...