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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Is there literally NO way to start a particle animation when the particle is emitted?

I've been battling the particle system for over a week now without any success. A little context to what my issue is: I'm using an instantiated collection(!) with 4 meshes in it as particles, each of ...
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Installing animation-nodes addon on blender 2.81

I've been trying to install and activate animation-nodes... to no avail. Thus far its the only addon I've run into so much trouble with. I've tried uninstalling blender 2.81, deleting any remnant ...
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Is is possible to get boids data to animation nodes signalling when they are 'attacking'?

I am creating a space dogfighting scene and I have been able to hook up the particle boids to animation node instances, including positions and even the rotations by normalizing the velocity and ...
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How does the “Curve object Output” node from animation nodes work with loops?

I'm trying to Generate a bunch of random floating around objects which are connected by Splines. This is my node setup: And this my result: All of the splines are getting generated at the same ...
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Convert Animation Nodes to Object and Keyframes

I have This Node Tree in Animation Nodes: As you can see it creates objects and edit their location. but When I render, even If I normally bake all the Dynamics, the cache disappears and then it ...
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Animation Nodes: Ability to create mesh and assign UV coordinates?

So far, working on the 1.0/master branch of Animation Nodes, I've been having a rather hard time creating procedural mesh data, and I eventually ended up just writing a python script to create the ...
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How to create physically accurate boat moving through water

I am am making a short realistic animation of a sailboat going through the ocean. I have an ocean modifier with the time animated. I have a plane shrink wrapped to the ocean and the sailboat model ...
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Animation Nodes: How to keep the Radial perfect loop when adding iterated rotations to each instance

I have this simple AN radial setup: And this simple loop to give incrementing rotations to each instance: And this setup allows me to keep the perfect loop intact regardless of how many instances I ...
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How to make shape-keyed particles behave independently?

Let's say we have a mesh object with a Shape Key deformation, and it's driven by a Driver based on its distance from an Empty. It works as expected. But then if we want to make a Particle System of ...
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Converting / getting parametric equation to work using python

Converting / getting parametric equation to work in Python / Blender / Animation Nodes I can create / plot the parametric equation in Octave $$x=u\sin(u)\cos(v)$$ $$y=u\cos(u)\cos(v)$$ $$z=-u\sin(v)-\...
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Animation object jam on the rendered video

I have a problem rendering a video when animation nodes are used to animate gears. In the viewport, the entire animation works correctly without hitches, but after rendering, effect is like the gears ...
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How to transfer materials on object from material indices in Animation Nodes

I am trying to pass thru some tutorial from youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv8FzbaxAw0 At 15:30 the author said that currently (7 Jun. 2018) Animation nodes cant work properly with material ...
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Procedural Wire Generator in Animation Nodes

I’d like to figure out the method to creating this procedural wire generator inside Animation Nodes 2.1 as depicted in this youtube video here: https://youtu.be/lsXb5ywrg_I The video gives little ...
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I've managed to create a node tree that creates cables between two objects. How can I make it for multiple objects?

Not sure if you guys are familiar with the TopoWire plugin for C4D (see here), but I've managed to create a node tree in animation nodes that does this (without any dynamics). Here's the node tree: ...
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Wrong length of Hair in Animation Nodes

Vertex group controls strands' Length (I don't using textures, because image sequences are not working with Particle System - it's a known limitation) I expected to see different values for each ...
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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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Is it possible to extrude a PNG image?

Is it possible to extrude a PNG image in Blender? (Perhaps using animation nodes or sverchok?) If Blender can read the alpha, wouldn't it also be possible to draw curves along the edges? (assuming the ...
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Can you use parents/constrains and animation nodes in the same animation?

I'm new to Animation Nodes and I encounter this problem: With three simple objects: a empty, a cube and a sphere, I have reproduced the situation I would like to implement in my project. The cube is ...
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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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Problem writing custom AN Sockets

I have written a custom AN socket that passes instances of a custom class between custom nodes. The socket works when connecting two nodes (1 output to 1 input). However when connecting an output to ...
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Pixelating Grease Pencil (not using the pixelate effect)

Instead of this https://gyazo.com/bed4b90049e403aa1a1074e8dff8682a I want this (I used photoshop to pixelate for demostration) https://gyazo.com/1b6eebc60183893a8d0e8a2ca0908d53 I've wanted to ...
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Having some trouble with Matrix rotations in Animation Nodes

What I have so far: I start out with a triangle mesh to get the polygon centers and normals to place more triangle meshes around the first one. I then use those new ones to place even more. So far ...
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Depth Pass to Pixel Projection (AN)

Additional question to 3DSinghVFX's answer To illustrate question - imagine this white/pink rectangles as rendered image of 6 x 3 pixels. Here seen by Camera. Animation Node tree (mentioned in the ...
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Changing the “angle / curvature” of a mesh created using python and parametric equations

Changing the "angle / curvature" of a mesh created using python and parametric equations. I can create a Hyperboloid using Python and Blender: With the Python script formula snippet: ...
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Animation node - How to change the shading (smooth or flat) of a series of splines?

I managed to create an animation with concentric circles in animation nodes, made from points in a circle that I duplicated inside an object output. I want to change the shading of the splines (...
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how to follow a list of splines one after another

i try to follow a list of splines with a "emitter mover" - one after another. I did this with animation nodes (image below) result: the first spline works well and moves along the first ...
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Dust vortex under helicopter

I have a helicopter model and I have it flying above a desert. It is stationary but with the blades moving over a desert with an ocean mod. How do I create a realistic dust and wind vortex on the ...
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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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convert animation nodes data to editable objects?

How to to convert animation nodes result into an object? For example, I have a project in which I use animation nodes to get final result, but the baked result is only in my computer. When i try to to ...
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How to rename instanced objects in animation nodes?

I am using the 2.1.8 Animation Nodes + Extra Nodes build from https://blender.community/c/graphicall/ in Blender 2.90.1. I am using this build specifically because the Materials nodes are different ...
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Is there a way to apply a boolean modifier to a metaball?

Is this possible with Animation Nodes? If not, how do you convert a metaball to a mesh that can then have modifiers applied, and by extension can you do this simultaneously for multiple frames of an ...
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Replicate Curve Constraint on mesh objects that are following multiple paths using animation nodes

I am working in Animation Nodes. I have created a randomly curved "wiggly" Path across a surface. I have made a long thin Mesh object that follows the Path using a Curve Modifier, this ...
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how to copy an animation from one mask to another mask

I Have an animated mask. I can copy the splines to create a new second mask of it very easily, but the animation does not appear on the dopesheet of the second mask. Is there a way to copy this ...
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Defining locked start and end points on turbulent splines in Animation Nodes

I'm attempting to make an animated "sound wave" effect using AN. So far I have the bouncing spline looking the way I want it -- How do you define specific points along the spline to NOT ...
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How do you import json files into blender?

I am Following Chris P's 'Visualize Real-world JSON Data in Blender (3D Chart Animation Nodes Tutorial)' on YouTube but I seem to have got stuck at the first hurdle of importing the data. I have ...
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Animation Nodes: Create a trail effect from an object moved by a list of coordinates

I have a list of coordinates in a CSV file and my goal is to be able to animate the movement of an animal or vehicle in Blender. An example of what I want to achieve can be seen in this video. Notice ...
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Dynamic parenting in Animation Nodes

I am trying to set up dynamic parenting of some vertices to an empty based on their distance from the empty in Animation Nodes, to be able to move these vertices with this empty. I am ok with ...
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Animation nodes: multiples of a collection with animation along a curve plus lattice modifiers

I have a collection... inside that collection is a curve, and an object with two modifiers (curve, and lattice) the object runs through a simple 30 frame animation. By using animation nodes, I would ...
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Animation Nodes not rendering in cycles with Text Transform Blender 2.9

I have a counter animation in addition to a scaling animation, while my counter animation is updating in the render in cycles, my scaling animation which is working in the viewport is not updating at ...
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Simple Counter Function Not Working in Animation Nodes

I'm using the following script from the blender documentation to try and create a time based counter: ...
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Animation Nodes - Waveform Monitor - Picture into Grayscale into X-Distortion

I want to transform a picture with a given amount of pixels into a luminance signal (grayscale). The pixels are supposed to keep their Y-Position from the original input, but change the x-position ...
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animation nodes can`t work with object that has a modifiers?

animation nodes can`t work with object that has a modifiers? create spline from object node and use spline that has a shrink wrap modifief and subdivision modifier and I get a target curve object ...
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Can I get the computed shader's colors at specific points?

I have a mesh with a shader on it, as well as a particle system. The particles are emitted for only one frame, from the surface of the mesh, and are set to render None (I just want the 3d positions of ...
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AN - How to get a specific pixel of a texture?

Is it possible to get a specific pixel of a texture using animation nodes and extra nodes add-on?
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ANIMATION NODES_ PLAY ANIMATION IN COLLECTION

I'm trying to reproduce the earth animation from this tut : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEYI4lnOprY At the end, some arcs are animated. I have this node tree : My problem is that i'dont get the ...
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Can not import cython .pyx after installation cython

I am using Blender 2.83 in Windows. I installed cython on 2.83\python\bin. And also installed Vc.redist.x64. When I import a pyx file in Animation Nodes by below: ...
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Looping over an objects indices while performing an operation / calculation using Animation Nodes - attached blend file

I'm having trouble looping over an objects (the cylinder) polygon indices while performing an operation / calculation on them. I created an animation in Octave, (and the calculations are correct I've ...
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Animation Nodes for sliding products onto shelf (2.82)

I'm trying to get to grips with animation nodes for animating a bunch of products on a shelf. I'd like them to slide in from the side based on the distance from a null object (the "effector"). To get ...
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How can i make Ken Burns effect with animation nodes?

I have a camera and an image in the scene. I would like to achieve random Ken Burns effect on the image with animation node with the constraint that the image will always stay inside the frame never ...
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Getting the real locations of curve point of animated curves with Animation Nodes?

I can get the actual points or parametric points of a curve using spline info and the spline evaluate nodes however none of these gives me the real point locations of a curve if the curve is animated ...

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