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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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When to use `getExecutionCode` and when `execute`?

Reading the documentation and the source I couldn't understand when to use what so far. When do you use the method getExecutionCode and when ...
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any way to let 2 sub-programs to talk each other?

Can these 2 nodes, someway, talk each other? Or a sub-program is only an end stage? I still have to fully understand the dynamic behind these cool sub-programs.. Is maybe necessary creating ...
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index number by vertices? in animation nodes.. is it possible?

any way to give at this node a not unique index? I mean.. can't figure out how to assign to It more than a value.. I'd like to align group's objects to vertexes of a grid. It actually works if using ...
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How to import many images so assign to texture_node and duplicate “n” times objects and materials?

I am searching a way to: duplicate a selected object and It's material 244 times.. import 244 photos (image_000, image_001, ...) in the scene assign these images to an image_texture node (included in ...
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New Blender not Working with Animation Nodes

I have gotten the latest version of Blender (from Thomas' PPA), but it no longer works with Animation Nodes (any version of AN, 1.5 or older). I get the error like I do not have numpy installed, but ...
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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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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 can I use the new BVH nodes to know if a certain object is inside a volume?

The idea is to drive properties like scale if an specific objects is inside a give BVH volume.
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Is there any way to link together 2 time frame nodes in with animation nodes?

For anyone who sees this and has managed to get their hands on Animation Nodes, is there any way to combine 2 time frame nodes? To elaborate, I want to record the transformed movement and rotation of ...
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How to limit the rotation of knees, feet, ankles and similar joints?

Is there any trick to prevent bending of the knees, ankles and alike so they stop at a certain rotation point, let say 45 degree angle? I have a character that I'd like the joints to stop rotating "...
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How can I recreate an Icosphere made of separate triangles with AN?

The idea is to recreate the icosphere with triangle objects for further animation.
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How can I cast a text element to float in animation-nodes?

I read some data from an external csv file into animation nodes, split the lines into individual parts (data columns) containing floating point numbers and want to use these floating point numbers in ...
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Is there a way to add motion blur to a text object animated via the animation-nodes addon?

I've made a "timer" with animation nodes:convert frame rate + current frame to seconds, trim number and display it in a text object. The goal is to have flexible timer for high-speed video footage and ...
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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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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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Rotate the result of a loop around an object

After getting involved into animation nodes, I achieved creating a simple array. It evenly distributes instances of an object on a circle. What i want to achieve in a next step is rotating this ...
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Animation Nodes - Animated object trail

I like to recreate effect like in this video with Animation Nodes addon : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIHOJTrzsK4 I don't for now care about whole process, because I know what I need to do. The ...
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Animation Group Order

Using animation nodes I was able to make a procedural animation of a bridge made up of tiles coming from above and forming said bridge. I created it by taking a plane, subdividing it 10 times, ...
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How to create a loop in Animation Nodes (now that it has been updated)

At 2:32 in Jacques Lucke's video on how to use loops in his epic Animation Nodes addon, he uses two nodes that are now revised. Supposedly the actions that ...
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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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There is no object info node in Animation Nodes addon

I use blender 2.76 official build for Linux, with 1.0.1 Animation Nodes addon, and I don not have object info node to get object velocity. According to this tutorial it does exists: https://www....
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How can I compare normals in AN with python

I am trying to create a script that assigns a differente rotation to polys according to their normals but I can´t figure out how to do it. This is my script so far. ...
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What is node tree execution in the animation nodes addon and how should it be used?

I am new to the animation nodes addon. What exactly is node tree execution? It seems to be necessary for the updating of the 3D view, which is strange because when using Cycles nodes, everything ...
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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 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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How to wiggle multiple keyframed objects with Animation Nodes

I have a keyframed animation of many moving objects and I want to add a little bit of random wiggle to the rotation and position of them. Is this possible? If so, how can I do it?
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How can I convert the locations of a group of objects into the vertices of an object?

I have a bunch of locations from a group of objects and I want to turn it into the vertices of a new objects with no edge connections.
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How can I know the speed of an object inside a loop?

I want to affect some shapekeys based on the speed on the Z axis of a set of objects that are being moved inside a loop. This has been my approach... But something is failing
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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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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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Animate a Bezier curve deforming a mesh, without the mesh awkwardly rotating

I've successfully set up a mesh that's deformed by an animated Bezier curve, with the help of the Animation: AnimAll utility, with one caveat: the mesh rotates inelegantly about the curve as it ...
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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 ...