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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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Install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine

how can I install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine? I want to use AN with 2.79 because I know that it works but of course I would like it for the current version too. I think the ...
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Animation Nodes, how to add additional outputs? Missing outputs

I am following some basic tutorials on animation nodes with latest Blender 2.81. Tutorial He is using older version of blender, but right at the beginning he adds a Grid Mesh node with a very ...
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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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Animation Node 2.8 - Exploded View

I'm trying to create an animation like the image, the pieces open and the arrows with numbers follow you can create something with animation node I used a falloff for the animation, but I don't know ...
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How to set the Euler angles(XYZ) of an arrow, from its components? [duplicate]

Given a vector(an arrow object) say $\vec A\,= \,P \hat{i} + Q \hat{j} + R \hat{k}$ , how to determine the corresponding Euler angles (XYZ) to be assigned to the vector so that it points in that ...
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Animation nodes, finding current material for object

I need to to make an object list and a material list from 100 existing objects. Making the object list is simple, I just box-select the objects and in animation node I use the "From Selection" option ...
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How to pass arbitrary floating-point data from Animation Nodes into a shader?

I want to pass arbitrary floating-point data from Animation Nodes into a shader. I have found the Set Vertex Color node, but I have two problems with this method. The first is that the values are ...
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Live audio processing in Blender For live audio visualization

The idea is to let the signal from an external device from a soundcard drive the animation of a mesh How would I get the signal into blender (probably with python) and convert live the signal to ...
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Creating a path with differential equations

I'm currently trying to create a 3-D vector field based on an equation. Once I create a vector field, how to actually make the object move along the vector field when placed at a point? My Approach: ...
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How to Instantiate Complex Collections With Variations?

Has anyone been able to instantiate complex collections with variations? Example: I have an elaborate light fixture with many objects and animations (all animations use Animation Nodes). Now I want ...
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Is it possible to create vector fields based on a math equation?

If creating a vector field based on an equation is not possible, how create an equation-free 3-D vector field in blender? The arrows should have color based on the magnitude of force they exert on ...
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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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Wrap L-System/Fractals around a Sphere

How would I take an L-System structure similar to this image And wrap that structure seamlessly around a sphere like this: It has to be a legitimate L-system, not faked or similar. Thank you.
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Animation Nodes - Delay Rotation

Let's say there are two cubes: A and B. The A cube is rotated by the Dope Sheet. I would like the B cube to follow the A cube rotation, but with a delay of 10 frames. Is that possible to accomplish in ...
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Creating Animation Nodes with a third addon

I am currently expand a OSC-addon (https://github.com/maybites/blender.AddOSC) and would like to interface it with AN. I have found the [Data interface] node that allows me to do this, and I can see ...
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Scale a mesh from a different origin

I'm trying to create something like 360 degrees protractor or analog clock bars, where every 5th bar is in a different length. Using animation nodes I'm trying to rotate a plane instance around the ...
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how can i add backgrounds and animate them in blender 2.80 2d animation?

Im making a 2d animation and added a background but the background doesn't appear in the render and neither in the frames.
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Damp Particle Children | Create Webgraphs

I am attempting to make this webgraph shape with a Particle System and Animation Nodes: I want the graphs to wrap around a sphere like this: I thought of using Particle Children, which could be a ...
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Can Animation Node Trees be run separately in different scenes within the same blender file?

Maybe I missed it in the documentation or I'm just experiencing some strange bug, but I see there is a scene option in the node editor for Animation Nodes - is this supposed to be where the tree ...
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animation node list(object) dosen't get attached to transform output

I just started using animation nodes in 2.8 after downloading the add-on for windows. I am currently having problem connecting the list node(object) with the object transform output node
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Animation Nodes - Replicate an object on an already replicated object

In the following example, I do have a spline replicated. Now I want to place an icosphere on all of the splines. Can't find a way of doing this. In short I have a mesh replicated on a spline, then ...
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Delay Action Node

I have seen it used for instance here but cannot (yet) find it in the animation nodes manual How to Do Kinetic Text with Animation Nodes? Where do I find this node? Thanks
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Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve few times

How can i distribute a object on a curve, and from one curve to another few times ... a text for example...
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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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How to rename Animation Node's Invoke Subprogram;s Generator Output?

I use a loop to modify the (1) points, (2) left handles, and (3) right handles of a spline. I then produce 3 Vector lists and use them to create a new spline. The following pictures shows how the x-...
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Animation Nodes extra nodes Morph between two objects with particles

What would the setup look like to morph or get particles to form the shape of a mesh from another. Is it possible with the extra nodes that 3D Singh VFX has created.
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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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How can I combine objects into a grid? To animate them

I would like to animate a wall of stones. Similar to this tutorial. My problem is that every stone is different, so I can't do that with instances and arrays. Does anyone have a tip or a tutorial for ...
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why is this animation node offset polygon rendering wrong?

The scene is rendered correctly in the camera view, but wrong in the rendered image. The wrong part is an object which's using offset polygon node.
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It can't emit particles with animation node

The emitter can emit particles when it's not connected to animation node. but when I connect it to the animation node with position transforming, the particles can't fly, they all are stick to the ...
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Animation node cut object [duplicate]

There's target object and cutter object, boolean modifier can work for one frame, but how can I use animation node to cut the target with cutter object and keep the all history cutting. I have tried ...
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is “Sound Bake” node here in 2.1.4 Animation node

I can't find find Sound bake node in 2.1.4 do you know if it an other name or is just not here for now ? thank's, have a good day
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How do I make this “60degree” graph programatically?

Translating x values to y via f(x) as usual, but without treating x and y as coordinates, only endpoints of finite (pink) lines. I looked for other solutions before coming back to Blender, but ...
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Using Animation Nodes, add only some elements to Loop output [duplicate]

In Animation Nodes, in a Loop, I am creating a list of Vectors. However, for some iterations of the loop, I do not wish to add a Vector to the resulting Vector List. I have created a Group that ...
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How to lessen geometry of an object during animation

I'm using Blender 2.8 to animate the growth of a curve that is beveled using python and Animation Nodes 2.1.4 (running Ubuntu 18.04 64bit) The animation generates about 2.6+ million vertices and ...
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Ben 10 omnitrix animation

So i have modelled the omnitrix, and now i want to animate it. I am very new to animation. I wanted to know, ho to achieve the effect as in the two images 3 and 4. When the two pieces approach each ...
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Animation Nodes: Create Polygon Indices List

I want to create a Mesh from scratch, using Animation Nodes (V2.1.4 in Blender 2.8). In the first step, I want to create a triangle fan with n individual triangles. So I have a loop, that creates ...
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Can we Trigger AN with 'Active' camera object location change?

I want to find out a way so that the 'Object' in the trigger is Dynamic, like active camera. I have tried 'triggers' with object location to limit 'Auto execution' to only when object is moved. I am ...
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How can we 'attach' animation nodes to objects?

I want to find a way to attach the animation-node tree with a collection or an object. So that when I link/append the collection to other scene, the animation node tree also comes with it and ...
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In Animation Nodes, is it possible to make a node to translate position of the UV's of an instance?

I've been trying to find if it is possible to, using some sort of code in animation nodes, translate the position of a texture or the UV mapping to create a bunch of objects with different textures to ...
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Animation node loop

I wanna to make loop animation like here https://youtu.be/8PkdH_GXpQE , but with blocks (object matrix). I made music animation by myself, but idk how to make loop correctly. UPD.
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Help with rendering “wispy stocking effect” / emission shader

I'm trying to reproduce the image below in Blender 2.8 From the a Strange Attractor site I've tried using an emission shader and converting points to a curve but it doesn't even come close. My ...
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Using Animation Nodes with the expression node with equation starting with x(n+1)=

I'm trying to animate the variables for various strange attractors using animation nodes and it's expression node. The equation I'm trying to animate. I can create the equations and animate the <...
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How do I toggle to visibility of each object in my scene one by one using animation nodes?

I've been creating a timelapse effect in Blender 2.79 by keyframing the visibility of each object in my scene one by one. Each object goes from hidden to visible with a one second gap before the next. ...
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Object List from Selection

I would like to create an object list from my selected objects but I can't find a way of doing this on 2.80 and AN 2.1. If this isn't possible, what are the alternatives for animating multiple ...
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shape tweening with animation nodes and sound

My ultimate intention is to shape tween different object based on different frequency outputs from a song. IE High notes shape tween objects A, low notes shape tween objects B...and so on. (I am no ...
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Can an object ever “own” an AN node tree or are the trees always independent?

I'm a Blender noob. Came from C4D where I made a lot of custom tools ("CSTools") using the Xpresso system. In C4D, the Xpresso was "owned" by the object because the Xpresso tag lived on that object. ...
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Animation Nodes Using Time/Frames to affect Objects Materials

My desire is to illustrate dates of sales for townhouses by changing the visible material (changing colors, or changing Shaders, etc). The order of what houses sold when are out of sequence; it's real-...
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Empties not fully processing in node tree

I'm not sure if this is a limitation of the way I'm using animation nodes or of this is an actual bug. I have a file that I am reading to instantiate a list of empties to use as falloff object ...
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Have letters slide along pane then fall into a bucket

I'd like to create an animation where several words moves along an edge (hard surface). When the letters get to the end of the edge, each letter then falls into a containers. The container then ...