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 store particle locations in a list?

my question is how to store the locations of a particle or any changing data in a list so as to use the locations for effects like trails. What I intend to create are particle trails, the following ...
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A way to get Rate of Change in translation or rotation into a shader node

I am doing a space scene with a space ship, and i'm trying to be physically realistic when it comes to how ships move in space. As such, I only want my thruster effects to fire when the Rate of ...
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How to create a Tetrix/Sierpinski Tetrahedron fractal radiating from 0,0,0 ? Python or nodes

Animation nodes method true to description has been provided by @lemon, Vote his answer UP UP UP! INFERIOR INFERIOR INFERIOR / different concept Mesh. I want to create it not by dissection of ...
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Can object parameters be set from data file?

I would like to do 3D animations. M spheres appear moving around and rotating along N frames (all spheres will appear in every frame). For each sphere at every frame, these values are saved in a ...
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Trace visualisation in 3D - how to wrap curves onto a 3D mesh

Dear Stack Exchange Community, i'm trying to achieve the following effect with curves: Source of this image is here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/57143191/Visualizing-Concepts-in-Houdini-...
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What is Animation Nodes addon used for?

What is Animation Nodes addon used for? Where can I find more information about it?
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Render 100k objects each with independent color and scale through time

I'm trying to visualize some data that is essentially 100k time series, each with an associated position. I'd like to render this with each object a sphere whose color/scale/alpha is driven by it's ...
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How to achieve this spline and particle effect

does someone have any idea of how to achieve the following effect in Blender? the source of this file is http://www.rawandrendered.com/camp-2016-titles I tried to apply curves to a deformed surface, ...
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Depth Pass to Point-cloud (with AN)

How can I translate Depth pass stored in EXR into a colorised point-cloud? (similar to seen in visualisations of deep-data / deep-compositing) Result seen by Camera should be without distortions = ...
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How to show different images based on Object ID

I got an image sequence for the poker faces (totally 54 images). And I want to find an effective way to place them on 54 objects. According to my knowledge, I just tried to use tricks like the Oject ...
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How to make a rope winding animation?

How can one create a rope winding animation as shown here: Source: https://vimeo.com/238181837
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Color with falloff | Animation nodes 2.1 in blender 2.81a

I have these squares that spin 90 degrees when the falloff passes over them, I want them to change color from blue to magenta at the same time, I've made this array to clone one and got the color to ...
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Animation Nodes: How to create faces from a Particle System?

I just started using animation nodes and don't understand a lot quiet yet. What do I want to achieve? I've set up a particle system with an icosphere as emitter and used animation nodes to create ...
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How to animate spirals on packed spheres using Animation Nodes?

I will like to animate a list of parametric spirals over a list of packed spheres. The effect I am after is illustrated in this gif by Étienne Jacob :
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Animation Nodes: Is it possible to instance nested instances?

Edit: This thread is not concerned with Instances and their usage in normal blender but with the usage of instance object node in animation nodes I struggle with a probably simple question. I created ...
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Animation nodes for geometry line art?

I am trying to see if Animation Nodes can be used to create geometry line art, similar to the various Line Set options in Freestyle. I am not very familiar with animation nodes, so I don't know if the ...
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Import a csv animation path using animation nodes

In this question, the answer shows how to use a script to import a CSV file and setup an animation. Is there a way to do this same thing using animation nodes? For example, this is start on the ...
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curve intersection with volume in animation nodes

How can we detect the intersection of a spline with a volume? I've been trying to create edges from the splines to detect the crossing between lines and planes but I'm not sure if thats the correct ...
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How to create keyframes for Animation Nodes, which I can see in dope sheet?

is there a way to create keyframes for Animation Nodes parameters, which are shown in Dope Sheet ?
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How to distort still image or gif animation

I found this gif animation in Twitter as shown below. Now I want to know how that is done. I wish to put flickering effect on any still image. I'd like to use that technique on not just still images, ...
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Creating a Liquid Bubble Effect

I saw some really cool 3d work here, and I want to know how to recreate this. What I want in the answer: How the particle system works (or model) How to color the layers (the blue, red, and orange)...
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How can I create a parabolic trajectory between two 3d points

The idea is to make some sort of node arrangement that creates a parabolic trajectory between two points. Just like when missiles are launched from the ground. As Jacques pointed to be more specific ...
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How to switch different sequences of characters with Animation Nodes?

What I want to achieve with Animation Nodes is below: For example, Using four text objects to represent 1,9,9 and 8 individually, then I want to switch it to 2016, which means 1 to 2 (the switch ...
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Color objects based on distance in Animation Nodes

How do I set colors of objects based on their distances from some reference object, an empty for instance.
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How to control object's path follow speed based on its position

I am trying to animate a rollercoaster. For now I have a cube following the Bezier path of the track. I need the cube to change its follow speed based on its height. (the higher it is, the slower it ...
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Starting an animation on the birth of a particle or using animation nodes?

I have a problem with the particle system. Context: I have a cube that emits particles. On another layer, I have 3 objects that change shape over time. I group the 3 objects and use the group in the ...
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Animation Nodes and Velocity

VELOCITY Animation Nodes have been very useful for me so far, but I am stumped as to how I can use an object or particle's velocity to influence other properties (like color, rotation, etc.). There's ...
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Deform geometry along spline in Animation Nodes

Is it possible to deform an object along a spline in AN just as it can be done with the curve modifier? I'm trying to do so with the spline falloff node affecting the vertices of my mesh but I'm ...
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How to Mute Animation Nodes Subprogram

Just wonder whether subprograms can be totally muted in ways other than just deleting it. I ask bacause: For example, I tried to setup a loop in another nodetree, Then disable auto execution for that ...
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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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Bake Animation Nodes text animation

Is it possible to bake an Animation Nodes animation that uses Trim Text and Text Object Output nodes? I've been following this tutorial to create a typewriter text animation effect. I eventually ...
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Make particles start their animations when they're emitted using Animation Nodes?

I've asked at least a dozen questions on this same problem I've had, and pretty much managed to filter out every singe idea to solve it, now I'm 100% certain AN is the only option. As I've already ...
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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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animate audio spectrum onto a sphere using animation nodes?

So, I'm trying to make an audio visualizer by applying a frequency spectrum onto a sphere. (1st attempt at a visualizer using displace noise maps and audio baked to f-curves https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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Animate a Bezier curve deforming a mesh, without the mesh awkwardly rotating

I've successfully set up a mesh that's deformed by an animated Bezier curve, with the help of the Animation: AnimAll utility, with one caveat: the mesh rotates inelegantly about the curve as it ...
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Animation Nodes: Create a custom node

I have created a fairly complicated node tree in Animation Nodes. There are various parameters of different types that I set on various different nodes. To make this easier for others to use, I'd ...
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Animation nodes - Driving scale attribute from a CSV list to create a bar chart

I'm stuck with the 'For Loop' part of my project in Animation Nodes. I'm trying to create a bar chart with each of x bars scaled to a high set by some CSV data. I've got my .blend and it feels so ...
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Is it possible to add modifiers dynamically with animation nodes?

To add modifiers dynamically, I know that one can modify values of existing modifier via attribute output node. Can this node be used to create modifiers or does it need some sort of scripting?
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Animation nodes - How to make an object face camera yet let the object rotate around its normal?

Imagine an object, for example a Cube. Now Imagine the Camera. Imagine that, whatever the position of the camera is, you always want (a certain face of) the Cube to face the camera. This means that ...
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Make particles slip around objects in Animation Nodes

I would like to create a particle animation that shows a particles flowing and slipping around objects instead of penetrating them. The effect I want to achieve is shown in this gif by Étienne Jacob:
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How do I achieve this "hexagonal armor" animation effect in Blender?

I know this might be very specific, but I thought that maybe an expert here could help me out a bit here. How, or what is the general workflow to replicate this "hexagonal armor" effect on ...
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Use Anamation Node with texture to drive rotation

I was wanting to create an array of circles based on the vertices of a subdivide plane that could then have the rotation of say X be driven by a 2d B@W bitmap animation. Is there a way to achieve this ...
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How to make voronoi move like living ants?

In Twitter link below, I saw this work by Joe Gatling a few days ago. His voronoi moves like live bugs. How do you create that in Blender? Moving ants with voronoi. Edit. I'm back. I've just ...
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Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve

I've been trying to recreate the effect from the Cinema 4D tutorial below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPv2HVvQfGo I'm stuck at 9:55 where he uses the inheritance effector to be able to morph ...
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Packing and Animating Rectangles in Animation Nodes

I would like to re-create the effect in the below gif with animation nodes. As I see it the process would break down into these parts: 1)Define boundaries - Define some flat area that the animation ...
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Wiggle Vector and randomness - Animations Nodes

I'm quite new to the animation Nodes concepts, and tried to follow this recent tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzeP---dP1M&list=WL). The point of the tutorial is to generate a bunch of ...
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Access hair child strands (animation nodes)

Animation nodes has a Hair Data node that allows you to get Splines from Particle Hair strands. However, it does not seem to output child hair strands. Is there any way to get the Child hair strands ...
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How to animate 'Bridge Edge Loop' effect

I have two edge loops that are moving from animation. I'd like to apply the 'Bridge Edge Loop' during the animation to keep them connected. How can this be done? Can any of the plug-ins or add-ons ...
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Can animation nodes be used for animating a rubik's cube?

First of all, wat an awesome adon I made a Rubik's cube and was wondering: can it be used to randomly scramble the cube? And how would i do the parenting to 6 empty's i placed around the cube. I ...
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Spiral unrolling/rolling animation in Animation Nodes?

I saw a topic on ordfoce.net on unrolling spirals and discrete paths as shown here: How can I replicate this in Animation Nodes?