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 implement car/ rigid body physics

I am creating a car chase scene in blender. I want to implement car physics in it (for example: if the road is bumpy the car movement should also be bumpy (I don't want it to stick it to ground), if ...
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Animation Nodes - convert letters to curve

How can I convert each letter to separate curve object with the Animation Nodes? I'm using Decompose Text, not Split Text - (I need Whitespaces on). My AN is 2.2.2 with Blender 2.93.5
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Sverchok || Multi Cache Node : making and storing modifications made to a list

As playing the timeline, I'm trying to modify every index of a list of vertices coordinates (so that my_list[x]==[x,y,z]), one index per frame, but keeping the previous modifications in this list. The ...
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Sverchok || Make a switch stick to its position for X frames (i.e create a trigger/buffer)

(Maybe the title is not accurate) Hi, I'm trying to find a way to create a kind of buffer in sverchok, for a animation project. With the timeline playing in Blender, once a event occurs (every 25 ...
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How to reduce NodeTree Viewport Lag on Many Nodes, (Animation Nodes)

I have a kinda big project, fully based on "Animation Nodes" addon. The problem is, that FPS drops to 10-20 when just scrolling or manipulating with nodes in Node Tree Viewport. It also ...
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How to create an animated gradient backdrop with noise-like effect

Im trying to create an animated backdrop that creates a similar effect to the noise-like textures often used in Illustrator or Adobe after effects. Is there a simple and easy way to achieve that in ...
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Bake mesh vertex location in animation nodes

I animated the Z position of the vertices of a plane using Animation Nodes (something similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PkdH_GXpQE&t=974s&ab_channel=ChrisP ) and I would like ...
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Is it possible to make an oscilloscope that can integrate with music? "lissajous music"

I want to make a Lissajous music using frequency value images of music or sounds in Blender. Like Spirograph Sound Visualizer... like oscilloscope music. sample : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Is it possible to calculate the distance between the vertices of two objects in Geometry Nodes?

If I have two cubes (with the same vertices and indices) and they are animated to move on their own paths, can I calculate the distance between v0 of one cube and v0 of the other cube to drive ...
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Animation Nodes: Distribute N amount of objects taking into account their length

I have 3 objects of varying lengths which I want to distribute in random order to a grid or matrix of certain dimensions. If I do the basic matrix distribute then the meshes overlap. Method of ...
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How to animate objects making Curve/Arc (Animation nodes)

I have a house which consist of 40 blocks. I wanna make an animation in Animation nodes like this: Blocks one by one will fly from point A to point B, but in Arc/Curve way. I tried to make it - but ...
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Animation Nodes, Finding Points Inside an Object That is Inside an Object

Below is an image showing nodes that I am using to find points inside a collection of objects and finding the material closest to those points. It works well however if there is an object inside an ...
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Prevent certain node groups from being included in the Add menu

I have created many node groups, and want some to appear in the Add > Group menu, but not all of them. How do I hide certain groups from appearing in that menu?
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Piling Objects Animation

I've seen a lot of motion graphics animations from Cinema4D, I recently saw this effect on Youtube with a script on Python. I was wondering if it is possible to get this effect with animation nodes. ...
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Is it possible to transfer particles in the form of object after following a curved path (spiral or something)

I want to gather particles in the form of object after riding it on path. how to do it? I have two requirements: Particle should follow our (user made) path (not random) and After following our given ...
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How to get an element of a float list by index?

How can i get a specific value of a float list by index? for example: I have a list [3, 4.5, 89, 12]. In this list 3 is the ranked 1 value, 4.5 is ranked 2, 89 is ranked 3 and 12 is ranked 4. How to ...
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color nodes for visualization

I'm just curious if this is possible to do. I'm a visual person, and so I only learn when I see things often. So I always have a hard time looking for certain nodes, trying to recreate a node setup ...
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How to vary location of individual objects in an array (to visualize motion of atoms)

Using animation nodes, it possible to have objects positioned on vertices jitter independently? For example, hot atoms are usually visualized like this (from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Grey render result [duplicate]

new to blender and I can't figure out why is it. I attach the link of the file https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dXX1Yx2eBiQcZbqe8wXSoKhHJdYOjbH0/view?usp=sharing I can't tell if its the camera or the ...
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How to have the Rigid Body Constraint of an Animation Nodes's Empty point to other instances instead of the original objects?

I know the question might be a bit convoluted, so I'll try to explain here what I'm doing. I'm using Blender 2.93.5 and Animation Nodes 2.3.0. I want to realize, in 3D, an equalizer-style audio ...
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Stadium Seating Letters 2

The question is similar to Stadium Seating Letters. I have created a lot of cubes using Animation Nodes (Grid Mesh) and would like to texture all of them using a single image texture, something like ...
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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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how to scale an object with animation nodes and bevel?

How can i scale an object with bevel modifier in animation nodes, so that it still looks good? mine looks like this: Original cube (instance object) looks like this: or can i change the length in ...
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Make a single user copy of an Alembic Cache file in Animation Nodes?

I have a setup in Animation Nodes that copies some objects with an Alembic Mesh Sequence modifier. The goal is to trigger the animation when a null is near the instance. The problem is that every ...
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How to avoid collisions of moving objects from point A to point B

I am using Blender to animate drone light shows. Each drone is represented by an icosphere with an emission material. A drone light show is basically a series of images and the drones navigate from ...
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Interpolate changing value with animation nodes

i would like to find a way to interpolate values that change each "random" frames. I can't use FCurve because i don't know the new values and they born from complex function f(obj.location) ...
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Get min/max from sound file (animation/sverchok nodes)

Note: this question references the same blend file here: Sound-Driven Animation, Using Animation (and Sverchok) Nodes, is Not Working I have the following setup in animation nodes: I am trying to get ...
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Display all values in a list as Text(Animation Nodes)

How to display 'All Values' in a floatlist as separate Text objects in 3D_Viewport? TextObjectOutput accepts only single values
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Mesh Object Output doesn't work with edges in Blender Animation Nodes

I am trying to use Combine Mesh to make a simple line. I have two Vertex Locations connected to the input, and the output connected to Mesh Object Output. This shows two points in the desired mesh, as ...
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How to make a reverse particle dissolve effect?

Does anybody know how to recreate this effect in blender? I searched on YouTube but couldn't find anything similar. Can something similar be done with AN/GN? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Sverchok // "Progressive" animation, animate through a given period of frames

I've been using sverchok since a few weeks. Love it. Is there a dedicated way to animate things in Sverchok on a "progressive" basis ? I have an example : let’s say I want to count from 1 to ...
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Animation Nodes: Transform Mesh with multiple objects as input?

The "Transform Mesh" node in AN multiplies an input mesh according to given amount of points of the matrix input. I would like to vary the kind of object, that e.g. when my input matrix has ...
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Sound-Driven Animation, Using Animation (and Sverchok) Nodes, is Not Working

I am trying to create an animation where a parameterized object, created with sverchok nodes, is manipulated by a sound file via animation nodes. Here are my node setups (blend file at the end of this ...
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Cylinder Generator in Animation Nodes

What's a good way to make a procedural cylinder mesh in animation nodes? Usually I'd just use splines, but I need mesh geometry because I'd like to be able to use a displace modifier on the generated ...
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Animation Nodes: How can I rotate a Vector around a given Point

I was wondering how I could rotate a simple 3D Vector around a given point in 3d Space. I am trying to rotate a simple position Vector (1,-2,1) around the world Center (0,0,0) on the Z Axis. If I ...
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Turn on rigid body by means of distance

How can I activate Dynamic option for rigid body objects based on their distance from a certain object? I know that there is a deactivated start thing that turns on physics by proximity with a ...
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Animation Nodes: Loop - get value from previous iteration (ie, rotation of previous object in the list)

I have a list of objects going into a loop. Inside the loop, I am modifying each object's location. Each object has rotation keyframes, which is driving my AN. However, I would like to modify its ...
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Recreate Curve Modifier in Animation Nodes

I'd like to "recreate" the curve modifier in animation nodes so that I can use it more procedurally. I know Omar showed how to do this with a basic plane in this question, but can anyone ...
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Store data in Animation Nodes

I'm working on an Animation Nodes Animation where I create random vectors and different radii to feed a Close Packing Node. This is the initial state of my ...
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Morphing while spinning

Is it possible to morph while rotating the emitter? I am trying to morph two objects by referring to the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4k7zClCcE8 It succeeds when the emitter is ...
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Animation nodes custom property can not share value in a loop to another object gives Invalid Network

Preface: I have 4 objects in the scene. Two Controller Objects that each have a custom property "startTime" and two secondary objects that will receive the "startTime" from the ...
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Compositing did not apply to my Animation

I'm new to blender and I was trying to animate a satisfying pendulum animation by CG Geek. I did all the steps, the problem I have is in the result of the animation. I did all the compositions like ...
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Mesh flattening

Hello I'm currently trying to flatten a mesh in the Z axis, my intention is that ive made a contour map in 3D, where the Z vertice values represent the values on the contour map. But I want to turn it ...
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Can or How do Animation nodes play an action by name with a delay or start time

Q: Can or how can I call a keyframed action on an object and play it at a later frame time instead of its current dopesheets or NLAs playheads start? Explainer: Im trying to animate a sequence of ...
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How to animate an object with similar ghosting effect?

Can anyone give me any ideas onw how to recreate the effect as seen in this gif? I would imagine it being simple, like having a single stick as the primary object, animating it along a path, and then ...
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How can I change the order of execution of two loops?

How can I change the order of the execution of multiple loops inside an AN node graph? I have an A and B loop, ...
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Random Vector/point/Position inside Sphere in Animation Nodes

Whats a good and performant way of creating a list of random vectors inside a given radius/sphere? the random vector node (with scale set to 1) unfortunately creates vectors ranging from (-1, -1, -1) ...
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Multiple objects following multiple paths in Animation Nodes

I want to perform a simple animation using Animation Nodes. I have some objects in scene and some path I want them to follow. So questions I stuck into are: How can I get a spline list from ...
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Animation Nodes - Translate a set of object instances separately through a journey with multiple legs

I have three subdivided planes that I'm using as start/end points for each leg of the journey (1 - 2 - 3). I've programmed one object instance (the moving colored plane) to travel between journey legs:...
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Find the Intersection between a curve and a sphere in Animation Nodes [duplicate]

I have Splines starting at a random vector inside of a sphere. I want to find the point on the Surface of the sphere where the sphere and the splines intersect. The blue markings are the starting ...

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