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 make a value last for multiple frames?

I have a simple switch based on a sound spectrum. When the value hits above 0.15 the ...
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How can I let the Geometry Node particle disappear when reach the top?

Hi, I am new to geometry node here. I have follow one of the tutorial on making bubbles effect with geometry node, but the bubble will return to its original mesh position when reach the max limit. ...
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Missing image texture after exporting game (UPBGE)

after I [external data -> pack resources] - I export my game, which plays fine. The only issue is that the cutscene (via image texture, mp4) is displayed as a pink texture (indicating that it is ...
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Animation nodes vector animation interpolation

Im moving a large quantity of objects from point A - B by animating their vectors in a loop with animation nodes. I have everything setup how I want it to be. But instead of going from point A to B in ...
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Rotate a single bone using Animation Nodes in Blender

I'm recently using Blender and i'm quite a newbie. I have a human model with several bones. What I want to do is rotate one of these bones using animation nodes. When I try to select the bone and ...
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How to do a blinking animation similar to this? [duplicate]

So I want to create a blinking animation like this and it looks as if instead of making the eye a mesh its a texture where he has 3-4 seperate images that he probaby keyframes to make the character ...
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Animation Nodes: vertices radius control

I would like to know if there is a way to control the vertices radius of a mesh with animation nodes. Thank you.
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Animation Nodes: A bug in the matrix

I have a loop of a spherical object with some transformations in a matrix list. When I change the rate that should affect the scale in the math node(in the corner top right of the picture) it affect ...
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Define animation for group of planes

I've built a cube consisting of 6 separate planes with individual textures. Now I need to define animation for this group of planes to mimic rotation of a cube. Due to specific of final model I can't ...
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Animation Nodes: Weird invalid network issue

I have two similar loop network to control two different objects with two matrix lists. When I connect one math node to control the scales of both objects loop in the same time it show me the "...
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Animation Nodes: loop list to vertices of a mesh

I try to make a loop with a spherical mesh and make it loop in a way that each iteration go to the location of respectfully each vertices of a random mesh like suzana the monkey for exemple. Is there ...
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How to Randomly Delay Animation for Geometry Node Instances?

Is there a way how to randomly delay an animation? i mean i don't want a set of different instances to animate at the same time from 0% to 100% final animation state. So i want to introduce a random ...
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How can I get a "curved graph" in geometry nodes?

I'm new to geometry nodes and I want to do graph animation. I want to graph rises rapidly, the nearer gets to the middle high point and gets slowly down on both sides in the same way. This is what I ...
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How to simulate spacecraft RCS thrusters animation?

I am creating photorealistic spacecraft animations and I would like to add reaction control system (RCS) thruster effects (see the linked video for a real world example). As I've never worked with ...
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Help to make fully adjustable paper stack in Blender 3.1 (from Blender 2.93)

A complete beginner here trying to recreate some projects to learn by experience. I was following blender 2.93 tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc2Mt0AK-qA&list=PLbHww4s6zG1UZ5-wwtyp-...
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Alternative ways to add rotation to an object?

I baked a rigid body simulation of a ball falling down the stairs. The ball's trajectory is ok, but I want to add additional rotation to the ball. The simulation is baked to keyframes. It would be ...
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Follow path with rotation in animation nodes

I have a bezier curve that I made multiple objects follow in animation nodes via the evaluate spline node. My problem is, they are at the right location, but not ...
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animation of a seed germinating and growing into a plant

I'm looking to animate the time lapse of a single seed growing. Link to YouTube reference is at bottom here. The plant needs to be physically accurate, ie. not stylized. The amount of time needed for ...
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Start particle animation on-birth with geo-nodes?

This is really old problem that I among many others had, which is about animated particle instances. Essentially what I'd like is for each particle to start their animations when they are emitted, not ...
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Exporting face texture animation to Unity

I'm trying to animate a 3D character's face using 2D face textures. I managed to make them work in Blender using an image sequence but I can't figure out how to export this into Unity. Is there any ...
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How to create this abstract animation in Blender? [duplicate]

How to create this abstract animation in Blender? I don't know how to make the object rotate in this way? I tried to add Shape Keys, but doesn't work. Here is my blender file: https://drive.google....
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2001 Space Odyssey HAL Graphics using Animation Nodes

As the title say I am trying to recreate some of the HAL graphics from the film 2001, Space Odyssey. So far I have created each line using a new "Create Integer List", "Get List ...
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Using animation nodes, how do I set the origin to the center of each object in an object list?

I'm a beginner with animation nodes, trying to make a delayed falloff animation with a grid of hexagons. I've figured out how to make them rotate around a single origin (at world center), but can't ...
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Is there any Material Node Setup load time info available - as in animation nodes?

I'm wondering if there's a way how to toggle on node setup load time info as they have in animation nodes add-on. It would help me to measure the performance optimizations of my procedural shaders. ...
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Geometry nodes 3.0 controlling values for individual instances using proximity object [duplicate]

I have created a system of entirely procedurally generated flowers which involves a spaghetti of groups within groups and instances within instances. The part that I am having trouble with is ...
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How to implement car/ rigid body physics

I am creating a car chase scene in blender. I want to implement car physics in it (for example: if the road is bumpy the car movement should also be bumpy (I don't want it to stick it to ground), if ...
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Animation Nodes - convert letters to curve

How can I convert each letter to separate curve object with the Animation Nodes? I'm using Decompose Text, not Split Text - (I need Whitespaces on). My AN is 2.2.2 with Blender 2.93.5
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Sverchok || Multi Cache Node : making and storing modifications made to a list

As playing the timeline, I'm trying to modify every index of a list of vertices coordinates (so that my_list[x]==[x,y,z]), one index per frame, but keeping the previous modifications in this list. The ...
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Sverchok || Make a switch stick to its position for X frames (i.e create a trigger/buffer)

(Maybe the title is not accurate) Hi, I'm trying to find a way to create a kind of buffer in sverchok, for a animation project. With the timeline playing in Blender, once a event occurs (every 25 ...
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How to reduce NodeTree Viewport Lag on Many Nodes, (Animation Nodes)

I have a kinda big project, fully based on "Animation Nodes" addon. The problem is, that FPS drops to 10-20 when just scrolling or manipulating with nodes in Node Tree Viewport. It also ...
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How to create an animated gradient backdrop with noise-like effect

Im trying to create an animated backdrop that creates a similar effect to the noise-like textures often used in Illustrator or Adobe after effects. Is there a simple and easy way to achieve that in ...
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Bake mesh vertex location in animation nodes

I animated the Z position of the vertices of a plane using Animation Nodes (something similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PkdH_GXpQE&t=974s&ab_channel=ChrisP ) and I would like ...
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Is it possible to make an oscilloscope that can integrate with music? "lissajous music"

I want to make a Lissajous music using frequency value images of music or sounds in Blender. Like Spirograph Sound Visualizer... like oscilloscope music. sample : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Is it possible to calculate the distance between the vertices of two objects in Geometry Nodes?

If I have two cubes (with the same vertices and indices) and they are animated to move on their own paths, can I calculate the distance between v0 of one cube and v0 of the other cube to drive ...
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Animation Nodes: Distribute N amount of objects taking into account their length

I have 3 objects of varying lengths which I want to distribute in random order to a grid or matrix of certain dimensions. If I do the basic matrix distribute then the meshes overlap. Method of ...
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How to animate objects making Curve/Arc (Animation nodes)

I have a house which consist of 40 blocks. I wanna make an animation in Animation nodes like this: Blocks one by one will fly from point A to point B, but in Arc/Curve way. I tried to make it - but ...
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Animation Nodes, Finding Points Inside an Object That is Inside an Object

Below is an image showing nodes that I am using to find points inside a collection of objects and finding the material closest to those points. It works well however if there is an object inside an ...
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Prevent certain node groups from being included in the Add menu

I have created many node groups, and want some to appear in the Add > Group menu, but not all of them. How do I hide certain groups from appearing in that menu?
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Piling Objects Animation

I've seen a lot of motion graphics animations from Cinema4D, I recently saw this effect on Youtube with a script on Python. I was wondering if it is possible to get this effect with animation nodes. ...
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Is it possible to transfer particles in the form of object after following a curved path (spiral or something)

I want to gather particles in the form of object after riding it on path. how to do it? I have two requirements: Particle should follow our (user made) path (not random) and After following our given ...
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How to get an element of a float list by index?

How can i get a specific value of a float list by index? for example: I have a list [3, 4.5, 89, 12]. In this list 3 is the ranked 1 value, 4.5 is ranked 2, 89 is ranked 3 and 12 is ranked 4. How to ...
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color nodes for visualization

I'm just curious if this is possible to do. I'm a visual person, and so I only learn when I see things often. So I always have a hard time looking for certain nodes, trying to recreate a node setup ...
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How to vary location of individual objects in an array (to visualize motion of atoms)

Using animation nodes, it possible to have objects positioned on vertices jitter independently? For example, hot atoms are usually visualized like this (from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Grey render result [duplicate]

new to blender and I can't figure out why is it. I attach the link of the file https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dXX1Yx2eBiQcZbqe8wXSoKhHJdYOjbH0/view?usp=sharing I can't tell if its the camera or the ...
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How to have the Rigid Body Constraint of an Animation Nodes's Empty point to other instances instead of the original objects?

I know the question might be a bit convoluted, so I'll try to explain here what I'm doing. I'm using Blender 2.93.5 and Animation Nodes 2.3.0. I want to realize, in 3D, an equalizer-style audio ...
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Stadium Seating Letters 2

The question is similar to Stadium Seating Letters. I have created a lot of cubes using Animation Nodes (Grid Mesh) and would like to texture all of them using a single image texture, something like ...
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Why does my transparent footage background have a black screen?

PROBLEM Hi, I'm using Blender 2.93. I have some video footage I exported with DaVinci Resolve. It has has an alpha channel. When I load it back into DV, it shows it truly has an alpha channel because ...
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how to scale an object with animation nodes and bevel?

How can i scale an object with bevel modifier in animation nodes, so that it still looks good? mine looks like this: Original cube (instance object) looks like this: or can i change the length in ...
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Make a single user copy of an Alembic Cache file in Animation Nodes?

I have a setup in Animation Nodes that copies some objects with an Alembic Mesh Sequence modifier. The goal is to trigger the animation when a null is near the instance. The problem is that every ...
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How to avoid collisions of moving objects from point A to point B

I am using Blender to animate drone light shows. Each drone is represented by an icosphere with an emission material. A drone light show is basically a series of images and the drones navigate from ...
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