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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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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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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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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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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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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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Physics and calculus in blender

I'm physics student and I want to calculate things on blender, I've to learn many things of the program and I'm starting on it. I want to know if it's possible to do some calculus inside blender, for ...
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There is a way to instance two rigid body objects with hinge constraint between then using AN?

I want to make several instances (clones) of a simple rigid body setup: two rigid bodies linked with a hinge constraint. Each one of the instances need to bend by the hinge in its proper individual ...
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How would you go about achieving this type of folding animation?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqFwidflF6j/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=96chkl8ig9f0 I’m guessing it would be possible with animation nodes but wouldn’t know where to start.
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Assign random color to spline list

I created a spline list following this guide. Now I want to assign a different color to each spline using Cycle's random node, but it doesn't work because the splines are grouped into one object. My ...
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How to get access to Bone Matrix on the Previous frame with Python? (or animation nodes)

Does anyone know if it is possible to get access to a bone matrix on the previous frame with python? (or any offset value for that matter) I'm trying to figure it out but it isn't possible to sample ...
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How to control emission, speed, velocity of particles using sound?

I kind of know current Blender 2.79 Particles limitation (unable to turn on and off or sending multiple burst), but I recalled in the past there was AN video that control Particles emission based on ...
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Animation Node: Bake to Keyframes (convert animation)

Followed a tutorial on Animation Nodes by Jacques Lucke on Youtube the other day and tried a very basic setup. This was my very first AN test.. As I would like to render it on a renderfarm, I have to ...
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Resetting origins with animation nodes

Just a quick one - I've created an array of objects by transforming instances of a mesh along the x axis but need to reset the origin of each object back to the grid centre. How can I do this? I can'...
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Particle Tracing

I'm trying to trace a particle system but I haven't had luck. The options i'I've tried are: Path: Under the render tab in the particle system. But it needs a keyed particle system and when I use a ...
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Animation Nodes - Object ID Key - Group

Got my hands on V1.7.5 of Animation Nodes and there is something I can't understand. I create a group with 4 cubes and as I plug in a "Objects from Group" node to a "Object ID key" the Debug drawer ...
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Displacing a grid and replacing faces

I'm trying to recreate an effect similar to the man vs machine Fly knit weaving animation (https://vimeo.com/162826208 around one minute in). I have broken it down to several effects: - Displacing the ...
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AN Loop over Group over Loop?

Something that I missed and not understand too well is how the Matrix apply in Animation Nodes, and whether it is similar to Sverhok or not? Kind of want to emulate Array Modifier stacks, using AN. ...
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When animate nodes names are translated, the Chinese will not display properly

Obviously he only supports English, but what can I do to make it show Chinese (I tried Unicode)
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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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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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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Controlling EEVEE materials with Animation Nodes

There is a Cycles Material Output node, but it doesn't seem to impact materials in the EEVEE viewport. Is there currently no support for this in animation nodes? If not, are there any work arounds?