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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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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Start a particle’s animation when it’s in a certain location with animation nodes?

That title is quite the mouthful, so I’ll try to explain my issue as best I can, which I had for like 5 days now and simply can’t find any solution to. Context: I have a plain that is subdivided a ...
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In search of Rain [closed]

Been watching tuts on Youtube and looking over addons for the best way to end my drought. I need a few different types of rain for my short, 3D, animated, black & white, film noir... film. Hoping ...
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"Dll load failed" error when trying to install Animation Nodes in 2.81b and 2.8

Not a top notch programmer here, just an artist. Recently tried using AN with 2.8 and 2.81b but have been getting this error (Image Attached). Too much to type and I'm not sure exactly what's wrong. ...
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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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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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Animation nodes performance

I've been messing around with animation nodes to influence materials in an array of 1500 cubes, creating a simple motion graphic from a simple node tree. I've attached the blend file for reference. ...
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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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Splines Animated by Sound - Animation Nodes

I've just made the change from Blender 2.79 to 2.81a. I've also updated my Animation Nodes to 2.1.4. Both are installed and working as expected except for the Sound Baking function in AN. Some ...
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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 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 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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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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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 animate plane to sound falloff in animation nodes 2.1 (Blender 2.8)?

For Blender 2.8, i tried to recreate the sound falloff on a plane from the Animation nodes 2.0 Documentation: So far i came up with this, but it does not work, i can not figure out why: Can someone ...
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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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Instance action with Animation Nodes

I wish to create randomize action for a walking crowd and even more to learn how to do it with Animation Nodes . I have some issues to clarify but to start with I cannot instance the character ...
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How Can I define rigid plane?

I want to pour cubes which are in the image. However when I animate blender p plane passing through to the cubes. How can I solve this problem? I just want to pour cubes and observe falling of cubes ...
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Books on a shelf AN question

So I'm trying construct procedural node-graph in Animation Nodes to distribute books on a shelf (or any other surface). Getting them randomly from collection to certain location with random distance ...
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How to add a delay (offset by time) to an objects transform properties that are being driven by another object

Basically I have a Cube and a Sphere. I have copied the transform of the Cube using transform input to a vector math node (set to add to add an offset) and then to the Spheres transform output. Now ...
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Animation Nodes - Multiple Particle Hair systems distribution, and mimic child particles

I followed a tutorial on how to distribute object with particle hair system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GahQXc8QQuc I also add a few nodes from another tutorial to get the whole collection ...
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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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'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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Blender 2.9 Crashing upon Render using Animation Nodes. Image and Animation

Blender 2.9 Crashing upon Render using Animation Nodes. Image and Animation I am using an RTX 2070 so I don't think it's my GPU and I should have plenty of memory. It is the first time trying to ...
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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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cell division to simulate cancer cells duplicating out of control

I want to create a procedural animation of cells dividing and multiplying. I would like to use animation nodes and have 1 cell divide into 2 - then those divide, etc., etc. This is an example of what ...
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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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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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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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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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Interpolate changing value with animation nodes

i would like to find a way to interpolate values that change each "random" frames. I can't use FCurve because i don't know the new values and they born from complex function f(obj.location) ...
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Get min/max from sound file (animation/sverchok nodes)

Note: this question references the same blend file here: Sound-Driven Animation, Using Animation (and Sverchok) Nodes, is Not Working I have the following setup in animation nodes: I am trying to get ...
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Sound-Driven Animation, Using Animation (and Sverchok) Nodes, is Not Working

I am trying to create an animation where a parameterized object, created with sverchok nodes, is manipulated by a sound file via animation nodes. Here are my node setups (blend file at the end of this ...
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Animation nodes: bake Cycles Material Output to keyframes - possible?

In an older Question I found an answer, what is possible to bake with AN. One in the list was: Cycles Matrial Output (2 Years ago) Link: Animation nodes bake to keyframes not working with polygon ...
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Display all values in a list as Text(Animation Nodes)

How to display 'All Values' in a floatlist as separate Text objects in 3D_Viewport? TextObjectOutput accepts only single values
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Mesh Object Output doesn't work with edges in Blender Animation Nodes

I am trying to use Combine Mesh to make a simple line. I have two Vertex Locations connected to the input, and the output connected to Mesh Object Output. This shows two points in the desired mesh, as ...
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How to make a reverse particle dissolve effect?

Does anybody know how to recreate this effect in blender? I searched on YouTube but couldn't find anything similar. Can something similar be done with AN/GN? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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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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How to change the active node tree data block using python?

I'm using animation nodes add-on. How can I switch between the node tree data blocks using python (as shown in the picture below)?
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Animation Nodes Loop Issue

I'm having this issue with animation nodes where, if I want to change the list of vertex positions of an object based on a boolean condition, then only one vertex gets affected. In this case, only the ...
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Animation Nodes: Merge spline points

I have been trying to use Animation nodes to create splines on certain edges, as can be seen in this question. It is working, but I am running into a problem: The splines that are generated by the ...
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How can I animate multiple properties of the same object at once?

I am trying to animate a vehicle coming to a stop and I want the tail lights to start glowing at a certain point. To have a realistic effect, I was using the compositing screen layout with more than ...
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How can I select object from collection and place it on spline from different collection THEN do it again until all splines are used?

This is follow up to my previous question here. I managed to get an answer and improve on it, however my current implementation is pretty cumbersome. I need to simplify my current solution, as ...
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I'm having problem enabling Animation Nodes in blender 2.82

I dont know what to do. Im pretty sure you will get the idea what is wrong by seeing this picture. I'm new doing animation in blender so any help will be apprreciated...
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Sverchok // "Progressive" animation, animate through a given period of frames

I've been using sverchok since a few weeks. Love it. Is there a dedicated way to animate things in Sverchok on a "progressive" basis ? I have an example : let’s say I want to count from 1 to ...
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Animation Nodes: Transform Mesh with multiple objects as input?

The "Transform Mesh" node in AN multiplies an input mesh according to given amount of points of the matrix input. I would like to vary the kind of object, that e.g. when my input matrix has ...
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Decimate f-curves using python

In blender 2.82 I want to decimate all the f-curves in active action, how can I override the context to make the script work with Animation Nodes Script Node? ...
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Getting the real locations of curve point of animated curves with Animation Nodes?

I can get the actual points or parametric points of a curve using spline info and the spline evaluate nodes however none of these gives me the real point locations of a curve if the curve is animated ...

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