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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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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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ASCII Art in blender using Animation Nodes

ASCII Art is the use of ASCII characters to draw images an shapes. I was wondering if it is possible to convert an image into an ASCII Art using Animation Nodes in blender. Here are some examples for ...
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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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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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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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Animation Nodes Rubik's Cube

I am trying to create a Rubik's Cube using the Animation Nodes addon. The aim is to be able to make a specific sequence based on a custum group node system. They could be a node for each individual ...
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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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Converting code to work in blender with sliders

I have some Fragmentarium code that I would like to convert so it will work in Blender anyone have any ideas how I can do this? The code is below: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 animate an object so it follows the slope (normal) of another object?

I'd like to animate an object moving over a surface and have the object positioned so it follows the slope (normal) of the surface. Using a shrinkwrap constraint, the object will follow the change in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extending Shrinkwrap modifier

I was wondering for some time now if it is possible to use the Shrinkwrap modifier (in combination with other modifiers, i.e. Normal Edit) for projecting a mesh onto a surface in shadow-like manner (...
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Material Instances with Animation Nodes

How can I create a material instance with the instancer in animation nodes? I have animation nodes creating instances of an object. I change their position based on which object they are, which works ...
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Loop limit in animation nodes?

I'm trying to make a sound visualizer. I want to use a loop to apply transformations on objects in a group. I make a loop. Plug the Goup node to it. There are 1313 cubes in this group. It's my ...
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Rails with randomised planks

I'm trying to generate lots of rails using "animation nodes" and after "googling" I have something like this on the screen. But I have one problem, I don't know how to use more than one object for ...
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Objects Evade or Repell eachother in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to achieve this. Sphere's displacing the position of other objects as they move through them. Sorta like someone pushing through a crowd. I've managed to get this far in AN but adding more ...
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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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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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Create text containing a new line with animation nodes

I have two texts I want to add together so they are on two consecutive lines. I have found the option to change line spacing so I assume there is a way to add linebreaks. How can I add a linebreak to ...
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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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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 do I make a giant clock made of many small clocks?

I want to recreate this animation I found online, of a giant clock that displays the time using many smaller clocks. The minute and hour hands of the smaller clocks rearrange into symmetry and shows ...
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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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Text filled by balls

i am new to Blender , and in C4D ,i know it is very convenient to use motion graph to generate such kind of effect , Besides it is very convenient to adjust text content , and i discover Blender for a ...
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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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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 can I convert the locations of a group of objects into the vertices of an object?

I have a bunch of locations from a group of objects and I want to turn it into the vertices of a new objects with no edge connections.
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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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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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Exponential replication of object

I'm trying to figure out how I can create an array of objects where each instance has an increasing number instances of that starting object. A simple example: 1 cube 2 cubes (to the right and ...
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What is node tree execution in the animation nodes addon and how should it be used?

I am new to the animation nodes addon. What exactly is node tree execution? It seems to be necessary for the updating of the 3D view, which is strange because when using Cycles nodes, everything ...
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How to convert 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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Animation Nodes - Can I make this a loop?

I've been playing around with simple 3D fractals in Animation Nodes and have worked out how to do this for example. I could keep adding Replicate Matrices nodes to add more levels, but I've been ...
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There is no object info node in Animation Nodes addon

I use blender 2.76 official build for Linux, with 1.0.1 Animation Nodes addon, and I don not have object info node to get object velocity. According to this tutorial it does exists: https://www....
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How to animate an expanding network using Animation Nodes 2.0?

I need to animate an abstract visualisation of an expanding network in Blender 2.8, consisting lines that keep on growing until they meet at a junction point (represented by a sphere), where they ...
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Can Animation Nodes extract data from dupli-instances?

By dupli-instances I mean dupli(verts/faces/particles/frames). I was thinking that once vertex snapping is working with duplies in 3d viewport, then you can somehow ...
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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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Animation nodes: applying material to text instances

What I'm trying to do is make an animated graph in Blender. I'm using animation nodes to generate text instances for the axis scale labels. I'm not using 'copy from source' because when I use that, I'...
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Animation Nodes: Object Instancer | Update instances & Splines from object origin

Experimenting again with animation nodes, I'd like my scene like: Have a cube in the center which I can copy n times with the Object Instancer node The cube has a Modifier (Wireframe) and its ...

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