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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: How to create splines from two different points in order to create procedural telegraph poles?

I've reached the limit of my ability with AN and need some help creating procedural telegraph or telephone poles. This is what I've managed so far: I've managed to generate splines from the origin ...
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Trying to loop through points and create splines in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to use Animation Nodes to loop through random points on a sphere and draw splines coming out from them, for some reason it only renders one spline, what am I missing here? Thank you
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Animation nodes - Vertex colors to transforms?

I apologize if this looks as spamming, but I think this should be a different question, though I am trying to achieve similar goal. I want to be able to influence matrices with several different ...
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Animation Nodes - Object ID keys - Additional influence for a selected objects?

again, I am still battling with Object ID keys (OIk). And this time I am trying to mask out or add an additional motion to the selected group of bojects from an already animated matrix. I am using ...
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How to make 3D objects the children of hair strands?

I saw this inspirational thread Access hair child strands (animation nodes) From there, an idea suddenly popped into my head — how about making grass leaves the children of hair strands. Is that ...
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Changing Spline Evaluation Rate in Animation Nodes

I would like the ball to accelerate in the begging and end of the spline evaluation and deaccelerate in the middle, while it is in the air. Is there a way to change the default location?
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Looping Smooth Spline Generation That Will Be Evaluated in Animation Nodes

I would like to generate a spline with smooth peaks and troughs. This spline will be evaluated. Once the object following the spline reaches the end of the spline, it returns to the beginning (loop, ...
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How to spread objects along axis?

I have a set of closely positioned objects. I want to make animation of spreading them along one axis with preferably equal gaps. I don't want to use parenting because i want to be able to rotate them ...
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Output ob.matrix_world.translation as a Vector in Animation Nodes

I would like to make a script which will allow me to output the ob.matrix_world.translation value of an object as I would a normal vector. The ob.matrix_world.translation will be plugged into an ...
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Absolute Location of a Mesh with Curve Modifier Applied

I animated a plane moving continuously in the y axis. It has a curve modifier applied, and follows the curving path. A change in the planes x location is not reflected in the plane's object properties....
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Animation Nodes - How to create transition with the gif-animated squares

This is my square with gif animation. You can right-click on animation and press Save Image. It will save as gif. I wish to repeat the animated squares to create examples below. How do I do that with ...
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How to initialize a variable which won't be refreshed

I am coding a node for animation nodes. I need to initialize a set of variables so I can use them, but I need to do it in such a way that they won't be refreshed (reset to the default value) every ...
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Wrong spline length with Animation Nodes

With Get Spline Length i get wrong measurments for curly spline. How to get proper length? Animation Nodes 2.0.4 Blender 2.79b
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How to make different objects follow and bend with different curves with AN? [closed]

how to make each lines to follow each curves as my pic shows?
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Rotate polygons around edge (animation nodes)

Polygon offset node (AN v2.1) has an advanced option of rotating around custom pivot point. How can I tell polygons to rotate around an edge instead of poly's ...
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Animation Nodes - How to make a series of waves

For future projects with motion graphics, I wish to know how to make transition with waves with AN. Below examples were made in Moho Pro, in which waves are morphed into rectangles. Speeds are ...
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Getting the color of an object an empty collides with?

How would I get the color of an object that collides with an empty. In this animation node example I get it's location but I would also like the color that it collides with.
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How to change color only of selected objects in a matrix?

I'm trying to exempt a couple of objects from being colored by an 'empty' which is coloring the cube matrix based on the distance. In the image there are 2 empties: one is coloring the cubes blue, ...
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Animation Nodes - Why Time info Node does not update Frames?

I have this problem: As you can see Viewer shows 0.0 while it should show frame 118 or 119.. Frame node does not update while scrubbing in timeline. Anyone had this problem as well? I've checked "...
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Animation Nodes - How to make text gallop like horses and next stumble like drunks? [duplicate]

At first, I attempted to make text stumble slowly into scene like drunken sailors, but I ended up with the galloping text that runs like horses; nonetheless, I like the effect. In all three examples ...
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how do I animate a geneva drive with animation nodes?

I did this geneva drive but I don't know how to animate it Simply dividing by 6 don't work because the second gear should only moves at a certain time. I already tried some equations but none of them ...
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Animation Nodes - How do I swing in the text?

The first example I worked on is immediately below. It is a little clumsy by hand (never mind). How do I do that with Animation Nodes? (Words below are from my little niece, when she always asks me to ...
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Animation Nodes - How to make text creep up?

This is for future projects with motion graphics. I wish to mimic below with Animation Nodes. Assistance appreciated. Thanks in advance. . This below example with little more bounce than the ...
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How to make multiple strips for a wipe with Animation Nodes?

This is my original strip in Moho Pro. When I group strips while moving each a little to the left and delaying them each by a second or two, this is what I get. Now how do I reproduce that with ...
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Animation Nodes: How to snow in the text?

I have two examples below and I wish to make text drop in like snowflakes. How do I do that with Animation Nodes? This is for future projects with motion graphics. Any assistance is greatly ...
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Animation Nodes: How to hiccup letters individually?

I have three examples that I wish to mimic with Animation Nodes. Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks in advance. The first example below shows letters hopping straight up and down. The second ...
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How can I access, edit, add and remove Metaballs in Edit Mode with Animation Nodes?

I'm working on a rather complex animation where I plan to use Metaballs to shape a certain geometry in combination with Animation Nodes. I have managed to get what I want by using the Object Instancer ...
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Animation Nodes: How do I make text hiccup?

Whether this might be challenging or not, I'm keen to study AN nodes for future uses as in motion graphics. Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks in advance. I am not too fussy on font types or ...
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Bezier curve between faces of different meshes

Help me please to set up nodes, so that curve will be instanced between every two faces of different meshes. Faces should be selected by index, like 1-1, 2-2, etc. Curve should be directed along ...
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Animation Nodes: How to shoot in text like bullets

I wish to learn how to use Animation Nodes for future projects with motion graphics. Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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How would you go about achieving this type of folding animation?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqFwidflF6j/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=96chkl8ig9f0 I’m guessing it would be possible with animation nodes but wouldn’t know where to start.
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How do I make text wibbly wobbly with animation nodes?

Only, I wish to learn using Animation Nodes for future motion graphics. Any assistance is appreciated. You can do your own way of wobbling the text. I am not too exact as to how do you do it or what ...
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How to Do Kinetic Text with Animation Nodes?

How do I use Animation nodes to animate text like this example: In video link above, I did an example of kinetic text in Moho Pro 12 (very time-consuming). Now I want to do that with animation nodes? ...
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Animation of series of rotations

I have many lists of rotation matrices for one object. The lists have different lengths. For each list I would like to obtain an animation where the rotations are performed one after the other in the ...
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How can I fix animated text to stay inside the 'LCD screen'?

I'm creating a typewriter effect with animation nodes and I've trouble with figure out how to make text stay inside the 'LCD screen' as I hoped text will stay inside the box but it kept typing over ...
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Assign random color to spline list

I created a spline list following this guide. Now I want to assign a different color to each spline using Cycle's random node, but it doesn't work because the splines are grouped into one object. My ...
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How can I assign shortcuts to “Auto Execution” and “Always” checkbox of animation nodes in node editor toolbar?

I need to assign shortcuts to "Auto execution" and "Always" checkbox to speed up my workflow. I tried to assign them myself but there is no add shortcut option to them, python code after hovering it, ...
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Revert to default scale when seed changed?

So this is the problem. This is the node network I have (simplified). it just takes random list from objects and should change the scale to zero when value is animated. It works but, for instance if ...
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Network Effect Animation Nodes

Any idea how can effect like this can be done with Animation Nodes: EXAMPLE CLIP Is this done with particles? How do I make them to change directions with timing. Or how do I use the vectors? I used ...
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Animation nodes bake to keyframes not working with polygon decomposed offsets

I have encountered problem baking my animation nodes to keyframes. I use polygon decomposition with offsets and they work perfectly fine. Whenever I try to bake to keyframes, everything but this gets ...
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How do I create new objects from a mesh created from animation nodes?

Considering this limitation of AN here I'm trying to create one object for each mesh generated with AN, but as show in the link, the object instancer won't help. I also tried expressions and custom ...
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vertex weigths onto a generated mesh

I'm generating a mesh from a list of locations and normals, for each vector a create a simple triangle. What I would like to do is to edit the weight of each triangle into a vertex group. I manage to ...
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Animation Nodes Offset Matrix

While using AN 2.1 and following a few online tutorials that use AN 2.0 I've found out that the 'Offset Matrix' node is missing the options for Start/End. Is there a workaround to imitate these ...
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Is it possible to export a program created with the animation node as a python script?

Is it possible to export a program created with the animation node as a python script? I would like to convert an animation node into a python script. I am not familiar with Python script, so I ...
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Turret Tracking with Polygon-Aligned sets of Objects in Animation Nodes 2.1

I'm attempting to add gun turret style tracking to objects that have been placed onto the polygons of another object using Animation Nodes 2.1. I'm currently attempting this with blender's built in ...
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Is is possible to get boids data to animation nodes signalling when they are 'attacking'?

I am creating a space dogfighting scene and I have been able to hook up the particle boids to animation node instances, including positions and even the rotations by normalizing the velocity and ...
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Animation node get particle system points around a radius

I'm trying to recreate an effect similar to this one: As far my result: My workflow is to create a spline using a particle system. The problem is that I want to use just points inside a radius i.e. ...
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How to 'start' INVOKE SUBPROGRAM node?

https://animation-nodes-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user_guide/subprograms/loop.html How do I actually start the invoke the subprogram node shown in the loop examples? I have setup the node tree ...
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Why can't I plug in vertex normals to rotation of Object Transforms Output

I have a node setup which allows me to retrieve the vertex locations of an icosphere and position instanced cubes at those locations. The Object Transforms Output node has sockets that say location ...
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list comprehension, avoiding the none return on animation nodes expression

I'm stuck with an issue which is actually solved in the documentation of Animation Nodes here but as I'm still learning python I can't find the error. This expression should append elements to a list ...