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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 do I create an animation that moves along the vertex using an animation node?

Last time I asked how to make an animation that moves along the vertex, thankfully I learned how to use an animation node (How can I make an object move along the vertex of another object?), But is ...
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Map to influence light speed

Question: Does anyone know if there's a way to have a texture map use multiple colors or a color's values to control the speed of reading the light of a toon shader? For example: When the light ...
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In what situations would you use the trigonometric functions (sin,cos,tan) in blender? [closed]

In what situations would you use the trigonometric functions (sin,cos,tan) in blender?
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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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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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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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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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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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AN: Platonic Solid Fractal Maker

I have this node setup in animation nodes : 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 it, I get ...
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How to make a 90s Cel animated look in blender

I'm trying to created the Cel animated look in blender but with 2D animation beside, mimicking the style from the 80s and 90s I feel like theirs some nuance to it that I need to set up nodes for. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Animation nodes not working in rendered view

I made a node setup for a project and when I tried to do keyframing in rendered view there is no effect when I change the values., but in Material Preview mode its working. Please help. Thank you
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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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Using / making text into a procedural shader material in nodes

I know I can wrap text around a curve but is it possible to use / make text into a procedural shader material using nodes? I would like to have the text as a procedural shader material to place it ...
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Move object in direction it's facing in

Is there any way to change an object that is moving forward change its rotation and continue to move in the direction it is facing in, as if it was moved according to local coordinates? like a vehicle ...
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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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Pageturn: Duplicate animated objects with time offset (Animation Nodes)

I animated a book page and want to instantiate the page with all its animation. Because the page is modified by several objects like empties and a lattice I don’t know how to do it in an easy way. I ...
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Animation Nodes Speed Control

Here is a simple nodeTree that rotates a cube around Z axis. Can it be easily changed so that we could explicitly control the rotation speed instead of the angle of rotation?
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How to set and change a Grease Pencil object's material in Animation Nodes

I have a question about the material of a grease pencil. How do I set different materials for the Grease Pencil objects duplicated in AnimationNodes? Like motion graphics, I want to duplicate a grease ...
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How to Properly Unwrap Metaball, Metaball animation

I have a Metaball animation running with animation node. I want to project the UVs from the surrounding sphere to the metaballs so I can have the textures applied without artifacts (you can se in the ...
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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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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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"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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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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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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Rename and use multiple "Animation Nodes Object Containers"?

When you use a "Separate Text Object" node, the resulting characters/objects are grouped together using a parent empty object, always named "Animation Nodes Object Container". Is there a way to ...
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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 replicate spline and randomize bevel

I would like to randomize bevel size of the replicated spline. It look like Curve Object Output - Bevel Depth - doesn't work with list of numbers. Is there any other options? Thanks
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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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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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Animation Nodes Crashing and not loading properly again

I was trying the animation nodes features, when I tried to render animation it crashed and, for my surprise, the whole node-set is red and "Undefined Socket" labelled.
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How to invert a value in animation nodes?

Do somone know how to realize that: I want to control the value on the light strength of my shader in the my node tree with the amplitude of a sound file. This works perfectly fine in the animation ...
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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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AN - Change Color and Text on Empty Location

Let say I have a grid 3 x 3 of mesh plane objects and when I move an Empty object into center of the first Plane (upper-left), the blue color changes to pink and Text object (on side) changes number ...
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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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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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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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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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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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