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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to create a Tetrix/Sierpinski Tetrahedron fractal radiating from 0,0,0 ? Python or nodes

Animation nodes method has been provided by @lemon, Vote his answer UP UP UP! This is it, figured out via "delta transform", manually. Though it would look better if elements never separated NOT ...
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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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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 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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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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Copy Uvs from one mesh to multiple instances of that mesh in animation nodes

Following this question: How can I transfer UVs from a source to a target using Animation Nodes? I've tried to reproduce the solution with no success. In my case I'm creating a bunch of empty ...
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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Control Cycles material based on the distance to an empty using Animation Nodes

Target: Emissive Intensity increases as an empty comes closer, the object is a mesh that is being instanced on a grid ( following Zach Hixson's tutorial). I also have a Rotation transformation based ...
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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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Transfer data between nodetrees in Animation Nodes

I'd like to split one network into subprocess' and assign them to specific Nodetrees. General idea is to have Custom Execution Trigger on every subprocess to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Reorder vertices of a mesh in Animation Nodes

Is it possible to reorder the vertices of a mesh in Animation Nodes? For instance, based on their x location or distance from some object.
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How to create a flower unfurling effect?

The effect I am looking for is not like a simple flower but more like a plant unfurling over it's length. Like This: I am not a beginner with animation nodes but in figuring this out the greatest ...
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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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Houdini's “explode node” in Animation Nodes

Not sure how to explain the question clearly, but I will give it a try. I wanted to simulate "Explode Node" in Houdini, which basically rather simple and I think in Sverchok I manage to do that, but ...
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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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How to move object in its local transform orientation in Animation nodes?

How can I move an object in its local transform orientation in animation nodes? There is a way using some math with rotation of the object as an input,but I want to know if there is an easier way to ...
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Animation Nodes - Animated object trail

I like to recreate effect like in this video with Animation Nodes addon : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIHOJTrzsK4 I don't for now care about whole process, because I know what I need to do. The ...
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Animation Nodes: How can I apply a different matrix to every point in a mesh

I have a mesh that I want to deform, and since there doesn't seem to be a deformer built in to blender that does what I want, I thought I'd try animation nodes. Here's my node tree. The four maths ...
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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?
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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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Move object along a list of objects in Animation Nodes

I have a list of objects and I want to move an object along the path connecting each two consecutive object in the list, where the object takes one second to move in each path. Currently, I have this ...
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How does code execution work in an Animation Nodes node tree?

I need to understand the basic foundations of how the Animation Nodes add-on calculates and executes code. So there is Auto-Execution, then options like Always, Tree Changed, Frame Changed, Property ...
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Random selections with animation nodes

Me again. Have progressed with my project and now have a group of independent items (quarter-coloured spheres) and now wish to have an animation that rotates spheres at random through one radian. I'...
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Animation Nodes: How to unzip a list

While searching for an answer for this question here Exponential replication of object, I came across an issue which I think should be easy to solve, but somehow I'm either blocked or stubborn. I've ...