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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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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ASCII Art in blender using Animation Nodes

ASCII Art is the use of ASCII characters to draw images an shapes. I was wondering if it is possible to convert an image into an ASCII Art using Animation Nodes in blender. Here are some examples for ...
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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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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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Depth Pass to Point-cloud (with AN)

How can I translate Depth pass stored in EXR into a colorised point-cloud? (similar to seen in visualisations of deep-data / deep-compositing) Result seen by Camera should be without distortions = ...
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Make particles slip around objects in Animation Nodes

I would like to create a particle animation that shows a particles flowing and slipping around objects instead of penetrating them. The effect I want to achieve is shown in this gif by Étienne Jacob:
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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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How do I achieve this "hexagonal armor" animation effect in Blender?

I know this might be very specific, but I thought that maybe an expert here could help me out a bit here. How, or what is the general workflow to replicate this "hexagonal armor" effect on ...
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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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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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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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Converting code to work in blender with sliders

I have some Fragmentarium code that I would like to convert so it will work in Blender anyone have any ideas how I can do this? The code is below: ...
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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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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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Animation Nodes: How to create faces from a Particle System?

I just started using animation nodes and don't understand a lot quiet yet. What do I want to achieve? I've set up a particle system with an icosphere as emitter and used animation nodes to create ...
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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 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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Recreating moire patterns in geometry nodes

Recreating moire patterns in geometry nodes I'm trying to recreate an answer given in Animation Nodes to Geometry Nodes. The original question and answer / link. Converting code to work in blender ...
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How to animate an object so it follows the slope (normal) of another object?

I'd like to animate an object moving over a surface and have the object positioned so it follows the slope (normal) of the surface. Using a shrinkwrap constraint, the object will follow the change in ...
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How to create a Tetrix/Sierpinski Tetrahedron fractal radiating from 0,0,0 ? Python or nodes

Animation nodes method true to description has been provided by @lemon, Vote his answer UP UP UP! INFERIOR INFERIOR INFERIOR / different concept Mesh. I want to create it not by dissection of ...
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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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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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Spline wrap animation

I want to create in blender an animation similar with this one: I am wondering how could I do and if it possible to interact with rigid body objects? Who can help me, please ... thank you!
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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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Loop limit in animation nodes?

I'm trying to make a sound visualizer. I want to use a loop to apply transformations on objects in a group. I make a loop. Plug the Goup node to it. There are 1313 cubes in this group. It's my ...
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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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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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Objects Evade or Repell eachother in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to achieve this. Sphere's displacing the position of other objects as they move through them. Sorta like someone pushing through a crowd. I've managed to get this far in AN but adding more ...
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Extending Shrinkwrap modifier

I was wondering for some time now if it is possible to use the Shrinkwrap modifier (in combination with other modifiers, i.e. Normal Edit) for projecting a mesh onto a surface in shadow-like manner (...
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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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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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How to make voronoi move like living ants?

In Twitter link below, I saw this work by Joe Gatling a few days ago. His voronoi moves like live bugs. How do you create that in Blender? Moving ants with voronoi. Edit. I'm back. I've just ...
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How to convert equations to work with Blender and animation nodes?

I have an equation that I'm trying to animate in Blender 2.79b The equation is. $$y=e^{{{\log \left(1-x^{{\it (S*T)}}\right)}\over{{\it (S*T)}}}}$$ Where: ...
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Material Instances with Animation Nodes

How can I create a material instance with the instancer in animation nodes? I have animation nodes creating instances of an object. I change their position based on which object they are, which works ...
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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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Rails with randomised planks

I'm trying to generate lots of rails using "animation nodes" and after "googling" I have something like this on the screen. But I have one problem, I don't know how to use more than one object for ...
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How to Mute Animation Nodes Subprogram

Just wonder whether subprograms can be totally muted in ways other than just deleting it. I ask bacause: For example, I tried to setup a loop in another nodetree, Then disable auto execution for that ...
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How can I assign an action to an armature using Animation Nodes

Animation nodes took a while to get the hang of it, but it is truly amazing. I've been following the example below, but rather than modify an existing action, I'd like to assign a random action to ...
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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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How can I get a "curved graph" in geometry nodes?

I'm new to geometry nodes and I want to do graph animation. I want to graph rises rapidly, the nearer gets to the middle high point and gets slowly down on both sides in the same way. This is what I ...
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Help to make fully adjustable paper stack in Blender 3.1 (from Blender 2.93)

A complete beginner here trying to recreate some projects to learn by experience. I was following blender 2.93 tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc2Mt0AK-qA&list=PLbHww4s6zG1UZ5-wwtyp-...
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Animation Nodes - Why Time info Node does not update Frames?

I have this problem: As you can see Viewer shows 0.0 while it should show frame 118 or 119.. Frame node does not update while scrubbing in timeline. Anyone had this problem as well? I've checked "...
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How to animate 'Bridge Edge Loop' effect

I have two edge loops that are moving from animation. I'd like to apply the 'Bridge Edge Loop' during the animation to keep them connected. How can this be done? Can any of the plug-ins or add-ons ...
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Create text containing a new line with animation nodes

I have two texts I want to add together so they are on two consecutive lines. I have found the option to change line spacing so I assume there is a way to add linebreaks. How can I add a linebreak to ...
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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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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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How to get correct context in animation nodes script

I am trying to apply Set Inverse on all the ChildOf Constraints on the armature, using animation nodes Script Node in blender 2.82. But when triggering the script I get only this error: How can I fix ...
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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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How do I make a giant clock made of many small clocks?

I want to recreate this animation I found online, of a giant clock that displays the time using many smaller clocks. The minute and hour hands of the smaller clocks rearrange into symmetry and shows ...
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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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